Football Rumours Archive March 09 2009


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Chelsea will appoint. . wait for it RAFA BENITEZ and liverppol woll replace him with Frank rijkaard
chelsea line up for 2009/10 season
Xabi Alonso 13mil
Robinho 35mil
Villa 40 mil

Palop 4mil
Quaresma 10mil
Martins 7mil

outs will be
Ballack 15mil man city
Malouda 10mil juve
Joe Cole 10mil Everton
Deco 7mil Bolton
Pizzaro 3mil Rangers
Ferreira 7mil West ham

spent 109 mil
gained 52 mil

  Liverpool are looking to sign:

Glen Johnson (8mil)
Kuba (6.5mil)
Diego (20mil)
Diogo (10.5mil)

Shipped out will be Dossena, Degen, Voronin, Itjande. El Zhar will be loaned out. Liverpool may consider a 7mil offer from Athletico Madrid for Lucas. If he does go, expect Gareth Barry to come in for around 11mil if Villa don't get Champions League football.
  Celtic are believed to have struck a triple deal with chelsea in the summer for 3 of their young players on loan for the full season.
The three players are Mancienne, Sinclair and Di Santo. Strachan wants them to bring some pace into the team and sinclair and di santo will form a three man strikeforce with McDonald, whilst mancienne will rotate between cb and rb.
Sinclair will have his deal made permanent for 4mil in january next year it is rumoured.
They will also make crosas deal permanent and sign a left back, most probably traore from arsenal on loan. The total costs for these moves wil be 7mil for all loans and crosas.

they will sell all the deadwood in the team: balde,o'dea,hartley,hinkel,and all strikers wil be sold bar mcdonald and samaras: £9mil total
  Personally i think the 6+5 rule would be good for the english game as it would give capello a wider range of player to choose from, earlier in the season only 22% of players playing in the prem were english, that's probably enough for his squad and 1 or 2 more and that's no good for competition. now on to some roumours villa fans need to keep the faith in MON a couple of bad games does not mean we are out of the champions league spots we're still 3 points clear and if we do make champions league Villa will sign: Cole 18 mil
lescott 14 mil
hargreves or deigo 12 to 17 mil
lennon 10 to 14 mil

then leaving will be:
knight 2 to 5 mil
shorey 5 mil

if we don't make it into the champions league then non of the players above will be comming in and the only player to leave will be barry.
  Could all rangers fans please stop posting on this that they will be buying players for millions of pounds! You are in about £40 million debt! The most you will be buying are bosmans! If you don't win league and don't qualify for Europe (again) , this will set you back about 10 years and celtic will once again become the dominant force in Scotland!

Rumours now–
celtic will be hoping to offload useless players–
and a few out on loan

They will be looking to bring in–
marko janko
morrison (west brom player)

and apparently a world–class player worth 7–10 million (if they win league and automatically go into champions league)

Also heard that ex rangers reserve Derek Carcary (now at dumbarton), is being linked to hamilton, motherwell and a few 1st division teams also have their eye on him.
however, if this doesn't happen he will be more than happy to stay at dumbarton fc
  Ex celtic player charlie mulgrew will sign for rangers, from aberdeen in the summer. even though charlie is celtic daft, he hated the way he was treated by wee chesney, plus the fact he will be closer to his family and get more money
  Robbie Neilson won't be offered a new at Hearts and will be replaced by Steven Whittaker of Rangers, who is infact a boyhood Jambo. Rangers will be very happy to get him off the wage bill.

The big striker Hearts have been waiting to sign will be Aberdeen striker Lee Miller for 200k
  Celtic will let few folk go in summer,deals running out etc. or loan deals.not specifics that be down to new manager,big mick replaced as captain honest player not leader material. caldwell coming to end of deal maybe sign new 1??depends on new manager coming in, wgs had enough time and we not improved enough under him, so what we won league(against nobody)spent loadsa cash on too many gonks won't name them we know who they are,a left back decent center half,no nonsense type we have always had coming in,ie elliot mccarthy mowbray valgaren balde, tighten the back,we already have best midfield in broon robson crossas aiden, big jan must go with his glass ankles,skippy be sold as we wil get decent offer for him,

across to the darkside

boyd won't go won't hack it else wer(bevvy&non try'r)
barry to stay not like away from home
dead wood most will move on high earners will stay as nobody will take them on.
money troubles will see rangers having to go with youth just like the rest o scottish and even teams across europe,reallity folks
no more millions spent get your heads out sand.
mis management for years like most clubs

final point, wgs been serving up same stuff for 4 years now,nothing done about it, if i make same mistakes over same period o time at work i would be sacked,good things dnt even out the bad in the real world, i am required to get it rite so why should this man be allowed to keep on making same mistakes year after year??

mon the hoops, dbhoy
  To 'Gordon Strachan's nephew' – Caldwell to Man Utd for £15 million???? HA HA HA I thought April Fool's day was a few weeks away yet. . . Real rumour i heard around Glasgow (although i'm no relation or anything) Celtic are looking to replace their captain Stephen McManus, who despite commanding plenty respect from his team–mates, has made his limitations clear many times this season. Expect to see him eased out the team at the end of the season and replaced by '£15 million man' Gary Caldwell as captain. Celtic will try and sign Rangers target Tonel as replacement centre–half in the summer, with a number of lower–premiership sides interested in luring McManus south.

About the 6+5 rule It will be looked at for the next couple of years and will not be placed in the english league due to the money will pull out of the english game and our game will worsen. BUT the rule of 4 youth players will be in placed in next two years (Players that have been in the youth system fot more then two years).

The F.A. have paid the argentina 2nd league to try out a new system which has worked and the FA are looking to have this placed in the english game next season the rule is. . . . . . .Its a spray paint which disapers in minutes and the ref uses it to get the walls back ten yards (not every free kick tho only goal scoring chances) this has worked in the agentina 2nd league and now will be placed in the englisgh league. The reason for it is to get more goals from set pieces.

Watch this space!!!!!
  To the Chelsea fan that said they are going to sign Thiago Silva and Theo Walcott, DREAM ON!!! For one Thiago doesn't even play for fluminese, he signed for AC Milan in january and why would Arsenal Even sell their hottest prospect to their near rivals?

On to some real rumours,
Kuyt will not be leaving.
Neither will be any of our big stars so, please stop saying pathetic things like that. Due to a lack of funds Rafa will have to wheel and deal within the up and coming season.

LFC Out –
Dossena – Juventus – 6m
Hyppia – 1m – Bolton
Leto – 4m – Fiorentina
Degen – 3m – Fc Koln
Pennant– Free – West Ham
Lucas – 10m – Bayern Munich
Expect a few youngsters to get loaned out for first team experience.

LFC Targets –
Saviola – Loan with view to permanent
Glen Johnson – 8m – Portsmouth
Gareth Bale – 7m – Spurs
Schweinsteiger – Free if his contract is not extended but enquiry of 8m – Bayern Munich
Oscar (talented holding player, New alonso) – 3m – Espanyol
Lennon – 7m – Spurs
Voronin – Loan Return but could be done this season due to lack of striking options.

Expect Players such as –
David Ngog
Damien Plessis
Emi Insua
and various other younsters to be used more regulary. As Rafa is hoping to build for the future.

Hearts have held talks with Dunfermilne about the possibility of signing young midfielder Nick Phinn. Laszlo has had the player watched several times. Dunfermilne are desperate to keep him at the club, but I have been from a reliable source at Dunfermilne that Phinn is desperate to join Hearts and will submit a written transfer request if need be.
  My god but there is some amount of rubbish put on this site at times. To the fool who was talking about the French 98 world cuop winning team. Zidane was born in Marseille in 1972, I think that qualifies him to play for France. Makelele was born in Congo but moved to France when he was 4. Now if you are telling me he moved for football reasons you really are a spoofer. Exactly same situation with Patrick Viera, born in Senegal but moved to France when 8. Praise the scout who could see his ability aged 8!! David Trezeguet was born in France in 1977, making him perfectly egilable for France. If you are going to make wild, ludacris accusations, please do just a tiny bit of research, so you don't look like a first class twat. You mentioned Balotelli. Born in Palermo, Italy in case you were wondering. Nani again emigrated with his family when 3. Going with your methods let A Cole play for Jamicia, let Rio ferdinband play for saint Lucia, or again let James play for Jamicia. See where i'm going?
Finally Tevez to Liverpool for 23 million in the summer.
  All this talk about 6–5 is just a smokescreen, and you people are falling for it. Sepp has good lawyers, and even if he didn't, the EC has made it perfectly plain that he can't do what he says he wants to do.

What it does do is keep everyone from discussing the obvious scandal about FIFA: that they are destroying world class club players because of the large sums of money they are making from all these tournaments which "have to be played" all through the year, including the summer breaks.

Look at the number of ligament and tendon and joint injuries which just seem to "happen". How many times will you have to see a player ruined before you complain? If they were horses or dogs, Blatter would be in jail.
  The Renaissance

Clearly England clubs have improved faster than Italian, Spanish, French and German clubs mainly because of foreign investers. Platini now wants to add some fairness in order to avoid a small championship between Chelsea Liverpool Man Utd and Arsenal when the Champions League semi–final comes. Success also brings jealousy so it'll be England's challenge to succeed in stopping the 6+5 or if it gets through, develop quality homegrown players. But I'm not sure 6+5 can be allowed as the EU allows every person to work where they want so the 6+5 law is against that principle and can't be accepted.
On the other hand we can't blame Brazilian clubs for wanting to keep their teenage starlets a few years before selling them so my guess is that European countries will refuse a lot more work permits to compell european clubs to play homegrown players.
Can't disagree on the fact that in every country there's more foreign players
THe frenglish
  Rumour has it. rafa will stay and sign new contract after american owners lowered price and sell. Klose rumoured to like watching Liverpool when he was a kid but no transfer rumours. Aguero rumoured to come to LFC but to tell you the truth i think he will be going to barca. Or Barcelona wants to buy Silva and Villa. Could be both or just the one. . . JG. .
Benayoun will not be sold. Kuyt will not be sold either. Babel is staying and expect him to get more playing time. Babel could be sent on loan but im not sure where, probably la liga. Agger will get a new contract. It would be foolish if he doesnt. Villa will not be brought in nor will silva. Its quite possible that lfc could make a move for tevez if he fails to reach a deal with utd. This next summer we will see little to no action by lfc in the transfer market. I believe we will buy a striker, someone to sit in behind torres (tevez) would be a perfect fit. And a right mid who can challenge kuyt for a spot.
  Rangers to move for a centre half (Tonnel most likely). Outside chance of a creative wide player/winger.

Players to move on


Players they will try to move on

Novo (sadly)

The money for the automatic place in the Champions League will be retained to secure a stable future – Not spent on new players.

There will be no mass movement of players in to the Old Firm. Celtic will make one big name signing, but will also pick up another mis–firing striker in S Fletcher.

4 in a row? Where did it go?
You're going to win f&%k all, you're going to win f&%k all (repeat to fade)
  Gattuso on his way to portsmouth along with Bonera as a replacement for Johnson who looks almost certain to join liverpool.
Fulham to sign brian mcbride back for about 250,000 and dacourt who is currently on loan for about 2mil.

  Alan curbishley has been approached about the newcastle job they see him as the ideal man to see them through the relegation threat,giving his track record with struggling teams.only sticking point is curbishleys reluctance to move north and curbishley still holding out for compo from west ham.
  Big Prem Summer Deals:

A.Young Hunelaar + 7m
E.Lavezzi Man U 17m
Hernanes Arsenal 18m
Krancjar Everton 10m
Huntelaar P/e
Deco M City 7m
Tevez R madrid 27m
Barry Arsenal 14m
Hamsik Liverpool 19m
Veloso Villa 15m
Defour Everton 9m
Aguero M City 35m
Santa Cruz M City 15m
Ribery Chelsea 25m
Robinhio Chelsea 35m
Malouda 12m Juventes
  Heard A Little Rumour In Leith Today the story is that hibs are preparing summer bid for Scott Severin for £300k to help the midfield out
  Everton fan who listed his line up next year, you might try adding a defensive midfielder lol. I am american so i don't really care about the England team, but it is good to see the best players in the world play against eachother rather then just playing against run down teams in twelve eaqual leagues. The EPL is like the NBA in basketball. If english youth players want a chance then sign for westham or middlesbrough and win with those teams. Now with the whole foreign issue, PLATINI and FRANCE, how about you give ZIDANE back to algeria and maybe they would have been 98 world cup champions or Viera back to senegal, Trezeguet to Argentina, Makelele to DR Congo, need i go on. Asides from Hargraves who is canadian atleast england plays with english players. Arsene will fix the English super star issue with Wilshere, Walcott, and benik afobe and arsene is just getting started with this. Players should start playing for the country that they were born in or atleast grew up in since a baby. How exciting do you think the world cup would be, Bolatelli for ghana, hargraves for canada, Klose for poland, giosseppi rossi for america, Nani for cape verda, de guzman(feyenoord) for canada, podolski for poland, etc. The only country that i don't mind giving players up is brazil because they have enough players for 12 brazil teams lol. O ya i need a rumour, ummm lets see somthing ridiculous. . .Messi to liverpool(LOL) and Wenger spends $40 million on David Villa.

  Major spurs transfer news
downing 7mil + giovanni dos santos
hagreaves 10mil
apphiah free
jankulovski 5mil
jones 8 mil + bent
dos santos
hutton 5 mil rangers
ricardo rocha 2 mil fulham
gilberto 2 mil deportivo
bentley 10 mil newcastle

  Since last week when rick parry announced he will leave liverpool in the summer rafa benitez immediatley rang his agent and wanted his contract sorted. .
meaning in the summer he will have the usual 20 million transfer budget and will have to sell to buy so i expect him to sign the following
maxi 15 million – atletico madrid
glen johnson 8 million – portsmouth
michael owen free – newcastle

these are only rumours but judging on the debth the club is in these signings look more likely
  OMG i lov this site and some of the romours r awesome if not in lala land, as u huge liverpool fan tho some of the romours beggar belief VILLA,AGUERO,BOJAN–u guys r havin a giraffe–VILLA will go barca,BOJAN one of the best players come out in spain since messi is goin no where and AGUERO ( WE WISH)madrid more like they need replace RAUL.So where does that leave the pool on players in well BARRY yes villa won't get in the champions league so he will come, LENNON yes part of the keane deal,ALBIOL a maybe as agger is leaving–but we defo need another stricker and ur guess is as gd as mine –players out dossena agger kuyt(thankgod),pennant benayoun lucas =30/35 mil.players in barry lennon gjohnson albiol =27/30mil+20mil for a top stricker .Do the math we only need 20mil max off the board and sweet chamone
  FINE!!! I miss quoted the numbers in trying to prove a point, that doesn’t diminish the reality that 6+5 is utter RUBBISH!!! So you lot can consider this an apology, I was wrong. This isn’t an argument that can be expressed in absolutes, clearly. But the fact remains that there are a very large number of non domestic players populating the sides of most of the top flight clubs in Italy, Germany, and France, countries that have enjoyed an enormous amount of success internationally.   To think that by simply implementing 6+5, England will become the preeminent force in international football is mad.   I find it breathtakingly ironic a foreigner has inspired such a xenophobic sentiment. However, what I find only slightly less shocking is that that fat, corrupt, Anglophobe has somehow convinced so many people otherwise intelligent people into believing such nonsense.  And Kopite no9, fair play mate. Gerrard, Owen, Rooney, and Joe Cole did play from a young age, but they are world class and were clearly such from the off. Plus how often do we here of some youngster being the next Maradona, Pele, or Best only to not have it work out even when that player is granted every opportunity to play first team football. Just because a player is hyped doesn’t mean he makes it, the football landscape is littered with the Pennants and Bentleys of the world. As distasteful as it may be to admit, modern club football is, at its heart, a business. Supporters pay ever increasing amounts to watch the best “product” club ownership and management can produce. It is up to our FA, not a foreign bureaucrat, to oversee the development of our national team. Not to mitigate the conflict in the club v. country debate, but it is precisely for that reason our national team is in the state it is. The FA HASN’T tried to necessarily field the best team, but the most marketable one. Not because we have foreign players in our league.
Red in Exile (Apologizing again)
  I took the wife out for an indian meal on thursday night to a well known place in glasgow, and sitting a at the next table were 4 suited guys 2 wearing rangers ties, they were discussing many things but the one i caught the most of was unless mr murray sells the club there will be no changes in managment at all, no one moving upstairs and ally not taking over the riens, yes all the deadwood is going on the playing side and it would seem a definte offer will be made for the young boy arron, with anyone coming in being on the mony freed up by players leaving, no money will be spent as the debt is to much for the money coming in,which makes good sense to me, again but – i would say in that case we need a manager that can get the very best out of the players we have, with good tactics and i think although ws has done well since taking over it has been pish to watch and support, even though i don't think i will ever experience another european cup final in my life, so thanks for that,my pick would be billy davies as you need to have a clue of what rangers are about, young and ambitious and ruthless. . .superb
watp. . celtic for the scottish cup. .oooops to late
  Liverpool want to sign a rightback, leftback, centreback, rightmidfield and 2 strikers.
They want(in prefernce order)
–Glen Johnson 9m
–Rafinha 7m
–Fernando Navarro 8m
–Gareth Bale 6m
–Raul Albiol 13m
–Dmytro Chygrynskiy 6m
–Brede Hangeland 7m
–Adam Johnson 10m
–Aaron Lennon 10m
–Santi Cazorla 14m
–Diogo 12m
–Keirrison 13m
–David Guiza 9m
–Fernando Cavenaghi 14m

To fund most of these moves there will need to be sales
–Daniel Agger 13m AC Milan
–Andriy Voronin 4m Hamburg
–Ryan Babel 15m Juventus
–Sebastian Leto 5m Olympiakos
–Andrea Dossena 5m Roma
–Philipp Degen 3m Werder Bremen
–Lucas 10m Villarreal

YNWA title NO.19 here we come
  To the guy who compared the number of home grown players between Real, Inter, Barcelona and Bayern to the top 5 English sides, your figures are unbelievably inaccurate. You say Barcelona have 3 home grown players, whether you mean actually through their academy or of Spanish nationality you are wrong. They have Xavi, Iniesta, Krkic. . Pique, Puyol, Valdes. . . and 5 others. You claim Liverpool to have 10? They have Gerrard, Carragher. . . then, including fringe players like Spearing, Ecclestone, Irwin, Kelly and Darby, who have 1 substitute appearance between the 5 of them, you have 7. I happen to agree with you regarding the 6+5 rule and your reasoning for the England team's failure, but your attempt to prove your point has been an epic fail. Onto some rumours, Benitez is eager to pull off a move for Santi Cazorla, who he sees as a much cheaper option to David Silva, if Portsmouth go down expect a cheeky bid for Peter Crouch, who will say no for obvious reasons, Benitez is also interested in Fabian Delph, who he believes could be moulded as Gerrard's successor, however unless he gets his way regarding transfer control, expect a very similar situation to the Ramsey/Walcott scenarios, with the board not wishing to cough up enough money to land the obviously talented youngsters, so he will inevitably end up with Arsenal most likely. Man City are believed to be very interested in Fellaini and his old team mate Witsel. Although I suspect these choices are Hughes' and not the owners, who are likely to want much higher profile players. ManU look set to let Tevez slip away, preferring a swoop for the brilliant Benzema, however the young Frenchman says he has his heart set on a move to Barcelona, although Barca would prefer to move for David Villa, Hoffenheim, oddly believe Tevez is an attainable target for them, they can certainly afford him with their billionaire owner, however they are technically a village team with pretty much no history whatsoever. Inter Milan will attempt to sign Sergio Aguero this summer, and will offer the temperamental Balotelli as bait, whether Atletico will even consider this is anyones guess, as Super Mario is obviously very talented, however, his attitude is shocking. Arsene Wenger is looking to pull off another coup that most folk won't have ever heard of, with Wolfsburg's 22 year old striker Edin Dzeko coming in, probably for around the £8m mark. AC will attempt to keep Beckham beyond the summer, however if they fail they will stick with habit, going for the golden oldie in Michael Ballack. Newcastle look set for a busy summer, with Ashley needing a peace offering after Newcastle's joke season, this is providing they don't get relegated of course, and will, rather ambitiously look to sign the highly rated Buonanotte from River Plate, Amir Zaki to replace the very likely departing Viduka, Stephen Warnock, Hoffenheim's Andreas Beck, and comically, Joe Hart. I also heard a rumour they might be interested in taking Lucas Leiva on loan but I'm thinking that's tosh.
  Chelsea summer 2009 transfer. .


diego–werder bremen.
vagner love–cska moscow.
theo walcott(swap with kalou)– arsenal.
thiago silva–fluminense.
Quaresma–inter milan.

manager will be rijkaard or roberto mancini.
if rijkaard, eto'o and yaya toure will follow him.


Ballack–Real madrid.
drogba–inter milan.
  I have news for old firm fans both manages will be leaving at the end of the season roy keane will be celtic manager and ricardo martinez will be rangers manager

and the players will be leaving will be

rangers outs
graham smith
naismith loaned out to burnley


celtic outs
mark brown

john oshea
richard dunne
lee wallace
steven fletcher
mark viduka
  I am a rangers fan! ian durrant for manager LOL. SDM has already says its allys when walter decides to move on. and the pish on this thing is unbeielveable from everyone. also damoen duff would jump at a move to celtic
  To the guy who says Celtic and Rangers are looking to replace their ageing central defenders. . i'm not really interested in the gers but yes Weir is 39, the others i don't know. BUT Celtic? McManus (26) Caldwell (26) Loovens (25) O'Dea (21) Cuthbert (21) Kennedy (26), hardly ageing eh!!!

And to the obviously annoyed rangers fan who uses expletives to vent his feelings, grow up son.

Celtic will NOT make many signings in the summer, but they will get 3 players of more than average quality by using the wages of players they want to shift (M Brown/Balde/Wilson/Naylor/Hartley/McGeady/Hesselink)
  This is a honest fact, i know you usually hear these all the time saying "my cousin washes rafas shoes" or "i am sir alex limo driver" but this is honest.

Gordon Strachan is my uncle and i have been speaking to him about Celtic. He has told me he is unsure of being at Celtic next season but said it is possible but will be forced to see numerous key first team players. But he has told me he will have funds next season but no sure who he will get.

outs will be

Boruc – 7 mil – AC
Brown – 14 mil – Arsenal/Villarreal
Caldwell – 15 mil – Man U/Chelsea

Now i know what you are thinking. I know i will get some Rangers fans saying things like "boruc is useless, Mendes is better than brown, and caldwell is the worst defender that they have ever saw". But facts are against all of that. AC are in desperate need for a keeper and they are known high admirers of Boruc. Brown's form has been outstanding and Villarreal would really suit him. Caldwell has been outstanding and Sir Alex is a well known admierer. Also Nemanja looks set to be moving to Inter, and Chelsea will be highly alerted to Caldwell.

  To the guy who said –
"Also i would just like to know if there is any other liverpool supporters who think insua should be given more games"

I agree Insua is the best LB we got so we Should use him much more! Now 4 my LFC rumours. .
David Villa is not a target as his 40+ milloion price tag is 2 much 4 lfc.
As we speak a bidding war is wagging between Liverpool and Inter Milan 4 Aguero. Though Inter Milan is his Preferd destination he will Take the advice of his international coach and Father in law And make the move to Anfield to join his captain. This is because Maradona feels that though Inter is a massive club the intalian league would not offer Aguero a strong enough challenge and and sees Liverpool as a place where he may develop more as a goalscorer so watch out 4 this 1. .Though noyhing has been finalized yet.
In cas this dosent go through Other targets include.
Higuain(in case Real do get Villa)
And suprisingly Ibrahamovic(if Aguero goes to Inter)
Keirsson will almost defintely be signed


Riera will be leaving to Either Fiorentina or Villareal and will be replaced by Boltons Matthew Taylor
Also Liverpool Are in Talks with Real Madrid 4 a swap deal Involving Xabi Alonso and Weasly Sniejder.
Van Der Vaart is also being targeted 4 the Right wing for around 10million along with Santi Carzola and Adam Johnson

These Are RUMOURS and im not saying they will all happen. they are just whisperings i have heard from sources close to the club

REDREPORT. . .New owners will Bring no. 19!!!
  Mark "And Erm" Hughes will be the next Newcastle manager once City have dispensed of his services in the summer.

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