Football Rumours Archive February 09 2009


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Sergio Ramos has a buy–out clase of 150 million euros and is considered the heir apparent to the Real Madrid captaincy.

Aguero's father has admitted his son could well be leaving Atletico after their dismal form in La Liga. He has also revealed that the clubs who are interested are Real Madrid and Inter Milan

Barcelona are no longer interested in Karim Benzema after a 45 million euro + Eric Abidal bid was tabled in July, instead they are chasing Brazilan striker Walter Da Silva and Urugyuan playmaker Nicolas Lodiero who have both been outstanding at the South American U20 championships

Aston Villa will sign the following
–Stewart Downing 14.5m
–Kenwyne Jones 14m
–Geovanni 6.5m
–Brede Hangeland 5m

Aston Villa will lose
–Gareth Barry 15m Liverpool
–Marlon Harewood 3m Stoke

Could these signings help Aston Villa in the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE/EUROPA LEAGUE?

Arsenal will sign the following
–Miguel Veloso 14m
–Micah Richards 12m
–Vedad Ibisevic 14m

Arsenal will lose
–Cesc Fabregas 35m Barcelona
–William Gallas 5m PSG

Fab out Veloso in, I don't know about that move

Chelsea will sign the following
–Ricardo Quaresma 15m
–Robinho 35m

Chelsea will lose
–Didier Drogba 12m
–Mineiro free

Good Business by Chelsea

Liverpool will sign the following
–Gareth Barry 15m
–Glen Johnson 10m
–Aaron Lennon 5m(part of the Keane deal)
–Kuba 5m
–Sergio Aguero 35m(only if Liverpool get new owners)
–Bojan Krkic 15m(if Liverpool don't get new owners)

Liverpool will lose
–Jermaine Pennant free
–Andriy Voronin 1m Sporting Gijon
–Philipp Degen 3m Palermo
–Andrea Dossena 6m Palermo
–Benayoun 8m Valencia
–Lucas 8m Almeria
–Charles Itandje 1m Lorient
–Dirk Kuyt 13m Hamburg

Big Summer for Liverpool !!

  Just heard from a reliable source that sergio aguero will join liverpool, mascherano has advised him that it is a gd move. Also aaron lennon nd Bale to join in the summer.
  Big transfers in the summer
Robinho to chelsea in a swap deal for none other than John Terry

Micah Richards to Arsenal(7mil)
Xavi to Man U(22mil)
havent herd any more recently
  To the person (ALSO 'FROM LIVERPOOL'. . . Just the real world version.) can i just say spot on!!!!!! im a man utd fan, but this man talks 100% sense, think about it if lucas was really that gd wouldn't he be keeping alonso or masherano(spelling) out of the side insted of benitez looking to buy barryto do that? hes a squad player and not even a gd one at that, as for kuyt, gdwork horse but these players aint gonna win u the title are they really?, the pl has no time for sentimental value any more, its simple if u can't cut it anymore ure gone, the sooner liverpool fan understand this the better otherwise u aint gonna wil title for another 20 years or so, thanks for reading chris!!!!oneunited!!!!
  Just wondered what happened to all the following loan moves to Celtic that were all 'definately' gonna happen. .
Robbie Keane, Michael Owen,Hernan Crespo,Darren Bent ????
  Lets put this Barry to Liverpool rumour to bed straight away. Barry said that if Villa were playing in the Champions League then he would never leave. Villa sit in 3rd comfortably. Barry will not be going anywhere.
Well, lets remember there are 14 games to go mate, and the top six is still pretty tight so to say your 'comfortable' in third is a bit disrespectful. Lets wait till the end of May and then take stock. Id love to see the top four stranglehold broken, but to start claiming you`ve cracked it at the beginning of Feb. Also considering you`ve played bottom half teams for the last month, well lets see how you fare against the divisions better teams
  Further to the loan signing of Jo by Everton FC, I can now reveal that Everton have first option to sign the talented Brazilian in the summer. The fee agreed between Manchester City and Everton is £11m.
  Lets put this Barry to Liverpool rumour to bed straight away. Barry said that if Villa were playing in the Champions League then he would never leave. Villa sit in 3rd comfortably. Barry will not be going anywhere.

Benitez will get in severe trouble if he begins tapping up players again, in the same vein as last season. He will be advised to keep any advances under wraps and through the correct channels or risks penalties.

Further Rumours – Villa will have big spending power in the summer as Randy Learner knows the cost of playing champions League, however he also understands the vast income. 3 20 million players will be added to the already stunning team.
  Portsmouths Noe Pamarot is a target for Championship promotion hopefuls Birmingham City on loan until the end of the season. Matt Mills of Doncaster Rovers will complete his transfer to Birmingham initialy on loan, for £1.5m.

IN THE KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  To the person who said Sergio Ramos, Augusto, Valencia and Barry are signing you are spot on. I'd like to hear youre source because he/she must be closely linked to mine. However, Kuyt will not be sold and Higuain will not be bought.
  As Benitez is going to get more control over transfers, Rick Parry will leave and replace Brian Barwick. Liverpool will get somebody in who will basically carry out the operations Benitez wants.

Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush will also join the board and have a say on footballing matters.
  Wenger is completely happy with his attacking options for next season and so will look for a goalkeeper(akinfeev, lopez), center half(richards,Zapata, Mexes) and defensive midfielder(y.toure, barry,de rossi, alonso).
The only players who may possibly leave the emirates are Eboue and senderos.
  Rangers will have money to spend this summer but they will still be having a mass clearout. Outs– Brahim Hemdani FREE. Alan Gow FREE, Charlie Adam £250 000. Steven Smith FREE. Graemm Smith FREE. David Weir FREE. Andrius Velicka £300 000. Damarcus Beasley £100 000. Barry Ferguson £3,500 000 and Madjid Bougherra £4,000 000. Ins– Mark Reynolds £800 000 (Walters been a long time admirer) Lee Wallace £1,300 000 and James Morrison £3,000 000. Reliable Ranger
  If Liverpool get new investment, this is what Benitez wants to happen at the end of the season.

He will make a bid for Sergio Ramos. Madrid don't want to lose him but will let him leave in exchange for Xabi Alonso.

Milan, Hamburg and Manchester City are all chasing Dirk Kuyt. Benitez does not want to sell but all 3 clubs are willing to agree to his 15mil valuation so they will accept it and go after Gonzalo Higuain who will cost around 20mil.

Benitez will also add Antonio Valencia for 15mil and will let Benayoun to go to a club of his choice as many clubs will be interested in Benayoun for 7mil. Pennant will also leave.

Gareth Barry will be signed for 12mil as he will have just 1 year left on his contract and Renato Augusto will be signed from Leverkusen for 10mil.

Dossena, Voronin and Leto will also leave.
  Reading the response to my post re 'I cannot sit here listening to players defend Lucas. . ' made me laugh. It is exactly this type if rose tinted opinion that has kept Liverpool in the 'maybe next year' catagory for nearly 20 years now.
I do in fact remember gerrard being sent off against everton, so??I can't compare gerrard to Lucas. I can also remember gertard being outstanding & of match winning quality at 20. Can you say that of Lucas? If not (which I suspect) then the players are in no way comparible. Gerrard was never & has never been a liability. . Again, can you say the same of Lucas? Plessis warrants a place over him, I'd be more than happy with that. What about Guthrie. . Not a bad player. Couldn't we have kept him. . As you ended your post 'from Liverpool' I'm sure you'd prefer to see our academy players such as guthrie, rather than a £5million liabilty. A sending off in a game wouldn't be enough for me to post on this site, we've all been subject to the sub standard performances every game.
The rubbish about giving away a free kick not being important as teams can score against us from any freekick anywhere on the pitch. . Laughable. Have you ever played football??? I learnt not to give away a freekick on the edge of my own area in the last 10 mins when I was 12! Benayoun is a proffessional footballer who gave away 2, yes 2, of these free kicks in the last 10mins (the only 10mins he played may i add). It's basic, so basic. Fans who accept this as 'oh that's the way it goes' are the ones who know nothing about football. This games is not about luck, you make your own luck. . And these players are making it, but it's not good luck I'm afraid.
Blind support. . It'll never take us forward.

ALSO 'FROM LIVERPOOL'. . . Just the real world version.
  Cesc Fabregas will not be leaving Arsenal in the summer. Not for Real Madrid. Not for Barcelona. Not for anybody. He will stay true to his word and see out the remainder of his contract with Arsenal, then move to Spain. By this time we will have a line of players ready to replace him (Denilson, Ramsey). Neither will Wenger be leaving the Emirates. He is Arsenal through and through, and will remain loyal to the club. Gallas will not be leaving, as Wenger still rates him highly and the player himself has said he wants to see out the final 2 years of his contract at the Emirates. This could see Kolo Toure leave in the summer, whether it's for Man City or for Barcelona, as Wenger seems to prefer Gallas and Djourou as his centre back partnership. Adebayor will not be leaving, as Wenger still rates him very highly also, as I do. Walcott and van Persie will be tied to new long term contracts before the summer. As for who will be comming in, Wenger's priority is a centre back. This could be Micah Richards, possibly in a swap deal with Kolo Toure going to City in exchange. Wenger will see how well we do without a defensive midfielder for the remainder of this season. If it goes well, there will be no need for one. However if we look like needing more steel, Wenger could resurrect his interest in Xabi Alonso.

In Arsene We Trust
  Wenger has been following the progress of Lille duo Yohann Cabaye and Eden Hazard as well as Monaco youngster Yohann Mollo and could make a move in the summer
  After the signing of Arshavin, wenger will concentrate on signing a goalkeeper, defender and a central defensive midfielder along with a few youngsters.
Goalkeeper will be homegrown and may be either McGregor or Hart if he is frozen out at city as a result of the given transfer.
The defender will be one from Mexes, Zapata or Chiellini.
The central defensive midfielder may be senna if villareal decide to release him from his contract on the cheap, if not it will be either cana or Alonso who is unhappy with the power struggle at anfield.
These moves will funded by the departures of;
Eboue(wenger wanted tomake sure he got arshavin first)
  To the man who said i cannot & will not sit here & read fans of LFC defend players like Lucas. . . Regardless of his age.

What are you on about, Lucas hasnt hit his potential but do u not remember gerrard he was sent off in a derby , plus we had 210 minutes to change the outcome of the game and we never, how many fouls were given out all over the pitch in all the derbies, half which could have led to goals but we can't use lucas as a scapegoat because he was sent off, so sort it out mate, and if you aint got a clue about football stay off these columns.
Transfers , with Liverpool to be honest nothing has come out basically because no one no's were we will be at the end of the season , with our management , owners etc, but i hae heard that we are looking at sevaral players in the premier league who already have epl experience.
  Liverpool will have a 25m budget this summer and will sign the following during the summer:

Kuba 8m
Aaron Lennon 10m
Gareth Bale 8m
Michael Owen free
Glen Johnson 10m
Daniel Sturidge free
Gareth Barry 17m
Keirrison 7m

Outs will be

Andrea Dossena 6m Palermo
Philipp Degen 3m Udinese
Andriy Voronin 1.5m FC Zurich
Jermaine Pennant free Bolton
Dirk Kuyt 14.5m AC Milan
Lucas 10m Almeria(I know a bit overpriced but Almeria are desperate)

They will use these profits for more signings.
  Portsmouth are set to be taken over by a new consortium. . if they stay up they are set to go on a spending spree
Javier Saviola £6m
Eidur Gudjohnson £3m
Michael Kightly £5m
Patrik Vieira £2.5m
Igor Akinfeev £9m
Wes Brown £4m
Gio Dos Santos £7m
  James Morrison of WBA to Spurs, 4m. Summer
  Here is a rumour/fact (i.e. it will happen)

I am not saying how I know but in the Summer, Liverpool are seriously considering a bid for Mikel Arteta for the wide right position but also because he can play in a number of positions.

The fee itself is unknown at this stage and whilst EFC would be reluctant to sell, it is thought a cash plus player deal would tempt EFC.

Whether Rafa is at Anfield in gthe Summer though is another matter entirely. . .

Red Ben
  Barcelona in the summer will get four of the following:
K. Benzema
S. Aguero
F. Ribery
C. Ronaldo
C. Fabregas
G. Glichy
F. Torres
D. Villa
P. Cech
They will sell:
Xavi Man Utd
Eto'o Chelsea
Henry Man City
Gudjohnson Everton
Abidal Arsenal
Keita Juventus
Valdes AC Milan
Marquez Roma
Toure Arsenal
  Jose Mourinho will be looking to make some big changes to his Inter squad in the summer. His main priority will be the signing of a striker. He will look at Tevez (£32m), Drogba (£16m/swap deal with Quaresma making his loan move to Chelsea permenant) and Adebayor (£40m). His first choice would be Tevez, however if Man United complete his permenant contract before the summer, Mourinho will look to sign Drogba. He will then look to sign a midfielder. He could resurrect his attempts to sign Jermaine Jenas, possibly with Adriano going the other way to Spurs. Expect Franck Ribery to be in hot demand in the summer. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man City (of course) and possibly Arsenal could all show interest in signing the French winger.

Hope to see Arshavin in the squad to face Spurs,
In Arsene We Trust
  United are in a really interesting place heading into the summer transfer window. First, all of this is under the assumption that Ronaldo stays, and seeing as the Glazers have stood firm on their commitment to keeping him, there's no reason to think otherwise. The first part is Tevez. .united have already paid 6–8 mil for Tevez, and would need to pay 24 mil more to keep him. I believe they will end up signing him, keeping Rooney, Tevez and Berbatov upfront. Fergie will likely try his best to sign either Benzema or Aguero, but both would cost upwards of 30mil, and its possible he may either buyback rossi for 17mil or try and get wellbeck or manucho more involved. Midfield is set, with giggs and scholes about to sign one year extensions. They may bring in a new winger, and Nani seems to be on shaky ground, but again, only if they can get a world class player (Ribery). There will be a tough call between Evra and Fabio if the latter is actually better than Rafael as reported, but there's no bad way to have the best left back in the world and true competition in an 18 yr old. They could go after a young keeper, but VDS is there for another two years most likely, and isn't showing any signs of slowing down. The likelihood of either Aguero or Benzema increases when you realize how much depth United possess in other areas, allowing them to spend that amount if needed. The continuity over the next 4–5 years will be fantastic, as the team is so young, and SAF is looking to leave a team for the next decade. . Lucky Mourinho.

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