Football Rumours Archive January 09 2009


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Pedro mendes cannot leave rangers in january as he has already played for portsmouth this season therefore any move would be on hold till the summer due to the three club rule!!!! remember cousin to fulham??

boyd will stay, as common sense will shine through and gers will punt ferguson to anybody willing to pay money for him. burkes off to cardiff and gow is away also to wolves.

possible ins – lovenkrands, tonel, stranzl.

not signing – berra as a move to the premiership will happen, wilkie as he has just signed an extension with d.u., offiong that's a joke isnt it??
  RIGHT !!!!!
more bolton transfers of course
Sebastien Puygrenier will join for 2 million from zenit and david healy will complete a move to the reebok by the end of jan for a fee of 1.5 million

evans on loan
  Some rumours ive been hearing through my local grapevine:
Rangers: David Healy? Erm, its not happening, i don't know why rumours are still appearing saying that it is. With Anthony Stokes and David Connolly possibly leaving Sunderland this month, Healy will suddenly be thrown into greater contention under Ricky Sbragia. Why in Gods name would he move to that ghastly SPL? I don't see how David Murray would afford him anyway. Barry Ferguson off to Newcastle as Kinnear looks to restructure. Pedro Mendes to Middlesbrough for a similar reason, with Madjíd Bougherra possibly on his way to Marseille. And as for Healy, why not Everton?
Celtic: Anyone? I shouldnt think so. There just don't seem to be any funds in Scottish football at the moment. Look at Hearts, look at Gretna! Some great teams, even the Glaswegians, are starting to suffer. Exits now and in the summer should include Artur Boruc (Middlesbrough, Spartak Moscow or VfB Stuttgart – 4mil), Scott Brown (Portsmouth 6.5mil) and Jan Vennogoor of Hesselink (PSV Eindhoven, Slavia Prague or Everton 4mil)
Im sorry Scots, I just don't see it. Kris Boyd was a sign. It's going to get worse. Malcolm Shaffer
  Ronaldo wouldn't make the Barca starting line–up?
Sorry. . .
What was that?

Oh yeah, European Player of the Year!
Honestly couldn't blame you for not liking him, however if he played for your team you would love.

Anyway after signing the young Serbs, SAF isn't looking for any big buys, mainly youth players and the odd kid.

Also hate to admit Tevez will leave for Real Madrid in summer. The last match he didn't have the heart and probably won't play again properly seeing as his best asset was tireless working.

In the Summer United to recall Fraizer Campbell and maybe sign Benzema if we are lucky. However the same thing will happen with Berba as with Tevez.

This is only speculation based on the media and my opinion. Don't get your knickers in a twist if you agree.
  I am a rangers season ticket holder, i would like to have held on to Boyd until the end of the season but how many times have we complained about his his lack of movement and its no secret he likes to party, but if he goes he goes plenty of other strikers that will fill his boots, and maybe it is about time we gave youth a chance heard so much about John Fleck but he will never get a game, and ferguson is well overrated and has done nothing for the last two season. should have got rid of him when he forced PLG out. so £3million for Ferguson i would gladly take. Best thing that happened to scottish football is when the monies ran out and forced our clubs to play youth and now all this fresh talent is coming through. just a matter of time it happens in England and they know its coming. Sky are struggling financially in this current state. so i say to my fellow bears back you chairman, remember he paid millions out his own pocket to keep rangers afloat, and fair enough saying Murray out but there is no one willing to pay £50 to £60 million for a football team that garuntees no income, there are no Russian or American billionaires interested in scottish football, and no one that is willing to invest millions to rangers. so i back our chairman and he is doing his best to keep rangers afloat and not going under.

get a grip to reality
support the bears
no matter what
  Time to start telling the truth about Rangers FC's ins and outs as i've got a source at Murray Park

Boyd will leave but to Wigan who will be looking to replace Heskey who is moving to Villa. This will then free Marlon Harewood to join Rangers from Villa for £2m.

Shay Given will join Man City for £9m and , this will allow Newcastle to go for Allan McGregor for £6m .Walter will then speak to Sir Alex about taking Ben Foster on loan until the summer.

Whether Newcastle offer Rangers the other £3m for Ferguson is still to be decided. If they do so Rangers will then try to land right midfielder Julian Faubert from West Ham and move Steve Davis into a more central role .

With Gow & Darcheville and Burke out the door, the only other possibility is McCulloch to Stoke for £1m and the possibility of Lovenkrands returning to Ibrox after his contract was terminated at Schalke.

you heard it here first. . . .
  I am a huge Man Utd fan!!!!
Ronaldo ain't goin' nowhere, Tevez will leave reluctantly to go to Real or AC. Villareal are interested in Vidic fo 22million. Berbatov is leaving in the summer, he is CRAP!!!
Giggs is retiring in 2 years and will be st MU for that time.
Van Der Sar is leaving for Ajax, for 8million.
  I don't see James McCarthy replacing Barry Ferguson at Ibrox– that really wouldn't go down well with the ibrox faithful, all considered.
Rangers OUYS
Christian Dailly––––––––––––––––free
Charlie Adam––––––––––––––––––––750K
Brihim Hemdani––––––––––––––––––free
Lee McCullough––––––––––––––––––750K
Chris Burke–––––––––––––––––––––500K
Jean Claude Darcheville–––––––––200K
Madjid Bougherra––––––––––––––––5M
Greame Smith––––––––––––––––––––first refusal on reynolds(he's the other smith's replacement at motherwell)
That totals 7.2M–of which 4 million can be spent on transfers.
Barry Ferguson won't be leaving rangers, his new contract talks involve him taking a wage decrease due to 'increasing age'
Rangers INS
Dean Shields––––––––––––––––––––750K
Ryan McGivern–––––––––––––––––––Loan
Reduced squad numbers means young players at rangers will finally be given a chance
Things are looking exciting at ibrox!
  Charles n'zogbia will definitely leave Newcastle for either spurs or villa. He prefers arsenal but the haven't contacted him so it seems unlikely. Bolton may sign sebastien puygrenier from zenit he was seen at their training ground with his agent on Wednesday. Emannuel eboue may go to inter he said it was possible for him to leave but it's probably unlikely.
Dave FFC
  Rangers please buy Healy but you've got NO CHANCE AT ALL with Evans. .
Anyway to some proper rumours
Scharner and Onhoua to Sunderland with us offloading Wallace, Halford, Kavanagh, Connoly (if fit enuf) Prica, Stokes, odonovan to championship clubs and if can't get rid will pay them off at the end of the season.
FTM 2–1 2–1 2–1
  Morais and gatheussi have left hibs for inverness + fletcher has stated he will stay with hibs til the end of the season also do not listen to the guy who said that shiels and nish are going to rangers because a) shiels said he will not go and b) nish has been at hibs for less than a year and starts all games
  Kris Boyd is not moving to B'ham due to wanting £20k a week + bonuses, Eck has already said their valuations with personal terms are worlds apart.

Rangers WILL have to raise around 3 million to cover interest on their 25m overdraft so any of our top team players are for sale if the right money comes in for them.

As for signing players Rangers will have to offload some off the dead weight that is bringing the club down ie hemdani, webster, burke etc.

Rangers will not be signing midfielders or forwards as we have players like Aaron, Naismith and Edu still to feature. Unless Peter Lovenkrands decides to sign on a free due to the fact we gained around 23k a week from JCD and Gow. He is back in Glasgow with his other half and has already stated he made the wrong decision to leave in the first place and would love to come back!

If we do get rid of the waste of space, bleeding us dry while not playing players then we will sign either Tonel or Matias Bjarsmyr as we need one more quality defender.

Lee Wilkie, don't mak me laugh he just signed a new 3 year contract with Utd, he's not Rangers quality!

Smith will see out his 2.5 year contract with McCoist, Durrant and Bryan Laudrup becoming the new management team. Rangers will never employ Levein or any the other managers in the SPL to take over from Smith. Anyway Smith will move upstairs and will always have a say regardless!
  For the person who said petrov is out of favour at city. .this is because he's been injured for most of the season and will be back in around 6 weeks. He will definitely be played by Hughes on his return.

Man City outs:

Onuoha–4 m
jo–everton (loan)


Hughes looks to make an increased offer for Santa Cruz–probably around 19 m

he will also pursue given from Newcastle for around 9 m
  Goona Numba 1

I would like to put some, well, ALOT, of people right on these silly Arsenal rumours. Any Arsenal fan who claims to know his club and know Wenger, should know that it is only realistic to expect 1 possibly 2 signings. We're not into panic buying.

Djourou is the hieght we've lacked, so no defender will be arriving.

Wenger is far more likely to place faith in Denilson, Song and Diaby in the holding role, so forget Veloso, Rosina, Inler, Aqualani, Yaya, or whichever other holding midfielder we're being linked to.

Strikers? Forget about it! Van Persie is in great form, Ade will be bangin' them in in no time, and the most clinical striker we've seen for a long time – Eduardo – is back.

With Cesc being out, and Wenger claiming that he might now have to buy someone, everyone seems to be expecting a like–for–like Cesc replacement. Let's be honest, that's impossible! Wenger will be looking to bring in a winger to free up Denilson and Diaby from constantly having to cover on the wings, then we'll see their true form, and well see the Diaby that played behind the strikers so well away to Fenerbace.

So on to possible signings of wingers/attacking creative midfielders (we don't have out–and–out wingers at Arsenal. Freddie, Pires, Rosicky, Nasri, they're all naturally central). Arteta and Arshavin! Simple as that! They are both in the perfect mould, and both of the right age considering Arsene doesn't want another young player getting in the way of other young players development. But it will only be one of the two players, possible niether. Who knows? Only Wenger!

Goona Numba 1
  Well that settles that rumour. . Lee Wilkie has signed a NEW contract with Dundee united so is NOT on his way to Rangers.

Chris Burke However should finalise a move to Cardiff for £150,000 in the next 48 hours.
  Barnsley have made bid of £750K for Ignacio Javier Gómez Novo (Nacho Novo) of Rangers. The quick Spaniard is said to be available as he has become surplus to requirements at Ibrox. Barnsley manager Simon Davey was quick to act aftr the propose transfer of Chesterfield starlet Jamie Ward fell through due to his excessive wage demands.
  My partner works for an Aston estate agents and has sent house details to an address in Newcastle for a Mr K Jones. Looks like Gabby will have to learn the Beanie Man goal celebration !!
  I don't normally post on here but i did predict yesterday that Richie De laat would sign for Manchester United from Stoke. Some other Stoke news, 100% genuine because i have several contacts at the club including first team players: Etherington to sign from West Ham, Kevin Doyle to sign with Dave Kitson going back to Reading, Michael Duberry to also come from Reading but on loan. Players leaving Stoke will be Pericard to Hull, Cort to Portsmouth and Fuller to Celtic
  The bitterness between Bolton and West Brom will get worse as the baggies will sign Denilson from under the trotter's noses. Apparantly the attractive Brazilian style of West Brom's football has persuaded the world cup winner to join the premier league's whipping boys.
  I was just at the rangers megastore at the stadium, where i saw Peter Lovenkrands, was he visiting? or is a new contact on its way for the Danish striker to return to ibrox.
  –––Inside Info From Edinburgh’s Premium Newspaper–––

I work on the sports desk of this newspaper. After the Edinburgh Derby this Sunday there will be a transfer to shatter Edinburgh’s Castle Rock. Vladimir Romanov’s representatives have sanctioned this player swap with Rod Petrie of Hibs.

Steven Fletcher will be joining Hearts within 2 weeks. Hibs in return will receive, Michael Stewart, Robbie Neilson and Calum Elliot also £500,000.

David Obua will be sold to Newcastle for £1 million. Berra to Fulham for £3.5 million. Laryea Kingston will be sold to Tottenham for £2 million. Andrew Driver will stay.

Hearts hope this will be enough to cut down their wage bill and reduce their debt.

Also heard Rangers asked for Berra to be reserved for them and they would pay £4 million when they raise the money this window. Romanov blames Sir David Murray for the Andy Webster affair and refused to return the call.

Hibs will also sell Rob Jones to Colchester for £200,000 and buy Anthony Charles of Aldershot as a replacement.

–––Inside Info From Edinburgh’s Premium Newspaper–––
  Sir David Murray 'For every £5 Celtic spend, we'll spend £10'. . . . . . . . . . .

Oh My Goodness, Pride comes before a fall or What Eh?

Greyskull in turmoil, Its a Beautiful Thing!

Donati back to Italy before Feb 09
Killen to Championship, or Hearts!!

But unfortunately, not much on the 'IN' front to speak of. .YET!

But still, 'the people' are in a pure nick and its rumoured that its gonnae be dead funny!!!

  Never say that rubbish again. Gordan Strachan – Celtic's luckiest manager in history.

McGeady to stay as Strachans hand is forced to play him due to injuries. Expect him to go in the summer. Rumours about going to the likes of Stoke and Boro are way off. Mcgeady will hold out for a bigger club, Bayern watching the situation closely.

Reid Out Now!
Celtic Football Club is in the wrong hands!

This a is roumors forum ya muppet, if you want to give your opinion about Strachan and read go to a celtic forum.

Just for the record Strachan most succesful manager since Jock Stean fact ya clown.

Anyway, it looks as Donati is heading back to Italy in a £1m deal before the end of the month.

Also Darren O'dea will move to the championship on loan.

Chris Killan will move also for £150k

Wont be much coming in at Celtic park, Stilic deal won't happen to the summer, But Peter Lawwell is working on a loan deal that may suprise a few people.

4 in a row. Murray must stay.
  Man City to sign Scott Parker ~(12mil) and David Bentley (15mill) this week.
West Ham will then sign Hamsik and Spurs will launch another raid for Downing.
The Jamie Ward deal is dead, he wanted more Money than other players have so Barnsley cancel deal.
Davey will look at other targets and will sign


Leaving the club will be:
  Rangers fc – serious finacial problems, murray park will be sold off to housing develpoers in summer and moves will be made to lure sponsers in for renaming of stadium, on the player front everyone is availble, boyd will not move to b/ham however he will move to pompey for 4ml,fergie will move to the toon for 2ml,bougherra will go to s/land for 4.5,novo will head to spain for 250k deportivo,mculloch stoke for 500k, hendami will site tight till summer along with adam,velika will go to hearts as part of a deal to land driver,caldwell will arive from burnley with burke going other way,lovenkrands will sign along with porter from motherwell
  Heard a very strong rumour that once Darren Byfield's loan at oldham finishes he will leave Doncaster Rovers for Brentford as he want's to move down south again.

First off it will be a loan to the end of the season and they will see from then on.
  First of all to all those who follow the team from the piggery, rangers debts are not crippling. the ammount rangers owe to the bank is what sir david's others companys turnover in a week as stated in sir daves interveiw with in todays herald so all the rumours bout rangers going to the wall are well off the mark. Now to the facts Boyd will not join birmingham as he is asking for crazy money just to put them off as he's at the club he loves. Prince Barry is also going nowhere as he will be offered a new contract in the summer keeping him a ger till he retires. On the transfer front rangers will make 1 possibly 2 loan signings 1 of which will be faubert from west ham. they will also make a 3 mill bid for berra + velicka but only if they offload the waste aka adam Burke Daily, Hemdami, Mcculoch .Also expect to see alot more of Edu and Arron as walter wanted to give them time to settle before givnin them 1st team action. All this has come from murray park my friends
  Wolves to sign John–Joe O'Toole from Watford for £1.3m with Darren Ward also going the other way as part of the deal.
  To the guy who "corrected" someone and said Samuel Eto'o was 29 – he is 27, he will turn 28 on 10th March 2009. If you are going to "correct" people then get your facts right!
  So it looks as though stewart downing is staying at boro, although i don't know how southgate can say he doesn't know where he'll get a replacement from when he already has adam johnson!
my sources have told me that redknapp will now turn his attentions to the following, however none are what harry would call his perfect option:

nani– would provide some flair on that wing that we lack, but is inconsistent and can lack discipline.

babel– would provide power and width and another striking option, but is still unproven in the prem.

j. cole– v much out of favour with scolari and is no doubt top class, but lacks the work ethic harry wants.

kranjcar– would be a top signing and would compliment modric well, but harry doesn't want to take any more portsmouth players as they are sore about jermain defoe already.

petrov– out of favour at city, but again is out of form and could be a risk.

harry is also still on the prowl for another goalkeeper despite gomes' improved recent performances. expect to see ben foster, david james, shay given or even wayne hennessey at whl before the end of the month.

watch my space, big rob
  International rumours

Ribery unsettled might leave Summer or next Jan

Kaka will have a bid from man city but not to sure if he will go??

Not much big ones but thts all ive got the noo

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