Football Rumours Archive May 09 2009


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Arsenal Activity for the Summer:

Alot this summer will depend on departures and who Wenger can manage to keep his hands on. There is alot of talk that the big 2 in Spain will battle it out for Fabregas, he is growing increasingly frustrated at the fact there has been no silverwere since 2005's FA Cup victory and has always hinted about moving back to his boyhood team and the Catalan giants. This would spell out a move for Yaya Toure in exchange, keeping brother Kolo happy also. If this doesn't happen then expect a swoop for Werders Diego whos side will not be playin Europe next year and he is sure to move. Veloso may be brought, Song and Denilson are good in the league but not at that next level yet. Senderos will depart being replaced by Sakho or Mertesacker, possibly both if Gallas decides to move to Italy (juventus/milan) Up top there will be afew changes. Adebayor and Bendtner will both depart to Milan and Sevilla respectively. Incoming will be Pato in exchange for Ade and Arshavin will move up top. Should Middlesboro go down then expect a bid for Downing or even Johnson as cover for Rosicky. Departing will be Senderos, Gallas, Song, Traore, Bischoff,Ade, Bendtner. Good times at the Emirates.
  Ipswich will be moving more players out than in as Keane wants to work with a squad of around 24 quality championship players not the 40 he has at the present.Dont be suprised to see a move for Charltons Johnathon Fortune if he proves fitness spurs Jamie O,hara,Darryl Murphy of sunderland Keane also feels Anthony stokes sunderland may be worth a shout if the fee is right as he is young with lots of scope for improvement.
  In reply too:

Sheffield Wednesday will look to get around £750,000 – £1million for defender Richard Wood with Coventry, Bristol City and Ipswich interested.

Sheffield Wednesday will use the money to sign Andrew Surman and Darren Purse from Southampton and Cariff

this is not true for two reasons, the fact that wood is ment too be leaving for 750k to 1 mil would eman that for the other two players listed it would mean that we would have any where between 375k to 500k on each player, one problem why would we pay for purse when he is out on contract, and another we will not sell our captin who is under contract for anoth 3 year, also we wood as just been offered a new contract,

i belive wednesday should try and buy the following and be able too push for promotion

purse ––– free
Zheng Zhi ––– 250k
potter ––– free – 100k
macheda ––– loan (doubt we would get him though)
sturridge ––– free (again doubt it)
Miroslav Stoch ––– free
Lee Martin ––– free
Woods ––– 1–2 million
(i have heard rumours about huckerby)

Small ––– free
Beevers ––– 3 mil
Jeffers ––– free
Sodje ––– 250k
o'conner ––– 100k
Lekaj ––– loan
modest ––– loan
boden ––– loan
wragg ––– loan
  JonJo Shelvey will sign for Arsenal for £2 mill with add –ons and be loaned back to Charlton for two seasons

Source from Acadamy coach
  David silva, gareth barry, glen johnson and keirrison are the four main targets. the rest is smoke and mirror's. players up for grabs, alonso,babel & degen. . . . .end of story !. . don't ask how i know.
  Just a quick thing: hopefully now that theo has signed a new long term arsenal deal, the idiots who talk about some crazy swap deal between the aforementioned and Ryan Babel will zip it. what a stupid idea that was! oh and expect RVP to also sign a new deal at the end of the season.
  HULL CITY are ready to make a £2,000,000 move for Sheffield Wednesday defender Mark Beevers.

WEDNESDAY, meanwhile are looking to sign French under 21 striker Fr้d้ric Nimani on loan next season. The AS Monaco youngster has been on loan at CS Sedan Ardennes this season and Owls boss Brian Laws has watched Nimani for the under 21's.
  Coventry city


ward 600k– west brom
doyle 400k– leeds
weswood 3.5m everton
thornton 200k wycombe


mcsheffrey 1m
hadji 2m
lita 1.2m
kasper schmeicel 2m
driver 2m
koumas 3m
  The news coming from Spain this morning is that Chelsea are to formalise their interest in Aguero. Whilst informal discussions have been held at the request of his father–in–law, Chelsea have or are going to request his business manager to provision a meeting between representatives of each club. It is becoming more clear that Real Madrid are (a) expecting Rafa Benitez to become their new manager during July, (b) expecting to pay significant compensation to Liverpool.
  Joey Barton is to move to Leicester City after being told he is not needed at St James Park, Milan plans to sell Joe Mattock plus a wedge of money to secure the midfielder – also Billy Kee is on his way out with numerous clubs from League One keen to buy the young striker.
DJ Campbell is staying on Nigel Pearson will give him a chance to prove himself – Ryan Giggs may be coming to the Walkers stadium on a loan deal in the latter half of the year for one month
  It makes me giggle, people play footy managers, find a bunch of wonderkids then try to even suggest they have ALL been linked with your club. Stupid.

How can gunners said the squads to young they need a little experience, then link them with every hot up and coming younger & no one else. GET A GRIP

Anyway no fact here but I do see these happening;
to Liverpool:
– Hangeland or Abidol (7 – 10million)
– Silva or Kuba (even tho he has been link for the past 2 years)
– Bojan or Kerrison or Kun (2 players involved)
  To that idiot who questioned man u supporters being prawn eating morons!!!! Well Roy Keane said that so fact!!!! Your a moron yourself!!!

As for the you wanting Man u to win the lot. .then quite clearly you are not a true toffee. I live in west derby and yes i don't like Liverpool but i can tell you now that a good percentage of us evertonions would rather the red half of this city win more than them lot from Manchester!!! Why well lets just say we may rivals on the pitch but we are good friends off it. You are probably one of these idiots who dwells on the ban we had in the mid eighties. .get over it and move on. .we will be back in the champions league pretty soon!!!!
On to transfer – Owen– no chance, moutinho will be our only signing with Mikel going to Arsenal.

True blue.
  Forward Adrian Colunga of Recreativo Huelva is attracting interest from several English clubs

Could be a cheap signing if Recreativo get relegated this season (and as everyone knows Rafa loves a bargain. .)

  If, and only if david silva, or to that matter, david villa move to liverpool (or whichever prem team these rumours suggest) will be dependent on 2 facts.
firstly, whether valencia make the champions league, which is looking reasonably good with 5 matched remaining of the season.
secondly, whether valencia receive an offer they cannot refuse.
dont kid yourself with 'bids of 15 mil' for silva. aint gonna happen. the 'valencia are in dire financial difficulties' is well known, but probably not as 'dire' as you may all read in the uk.
the simple fact is that, due to the credit crisis, valencia are in short–term difficulties only. their new mestalla stadium has been put on hold, simply because they have been let down by property developers and building contractors regarding the sale of both their stadium, plump in the centre of the city, and their training facilities, just outside the city. both were destined to happen, but have now gone on hold, i would guess for about another year or so. the banks had lent valencia the money to begin the stadium, and want no further work done until things settle.
therefore, if they make CL next season, i'd see them keeping all their biggest stars, and only flogging the replaceables (zigic, banega, fernandes, vicente, albelda etc), unless barca/madrid/chelsea/manu/pool offer something mad. villa and silva have both stated in the past 2 weeks that the only reason they would go is if the club decide it is best for valencia cf.
as for raul albiol, yeah, maybe he would go, but he's a local boy, playing for his local team, his mates all drink in a bar where i watch the odd game. not sure the allure of the uk would appeal, but if it did, i'd guess pool would be his destination, for obvious reasons.
  Tranmere Rovers Ins:

Anya – Northampton – Free
Porter – Hartlepool – Undisclosed
Ritchie – Portsmouth – Loan
Skrtel – Liverpool – Loan
Carsley – Birmingham – Loan
Trundle – Bristol City – Bosman

Tranmere Rovers Outs:

Steve Jennings – Bristol City –(£400.000)
Antony Kay – Coventry – (£600.000)
Edrissa Sonko – Stockport – Free
Ben Chorley – Huddersfield –(£100.000)
Ian Goodison – Bury – Undisclosed
Charlie Barnett – Sheffield Wednesday – (£800.000)
  This is in reponse to the Coventry fan whos having a hissy fit about a Barnsley transfer post:

Firstly Phillips left West Brom as HE chose not to play prem football and thought at his age he had more of a part to play in the championship and therefore left for Birmingham where his wages could still be met. Andrew Surman has never played for Leicester and anyone who knows football knows he is Southamptons best player and having just been relegated this is also more than a possibility. And what Steven Caldwell plays for Celtic? you're after Gary Caldwell and Steven at Burnley will be looking for a new club with Owen Coyle looking to freshen the side up abit in particular defense. To be fair Simon Cox won't move to Barnsley but is likely to Move to Leicester or Watford before Coventry. Chelsea have also cut off all ties with the Sky Blues regardin loan moves, Scott Sinclair will sign permanently for a top 5 Championship/relegated prem club in the Summer.
  Craig Gordon will be moving back to Scotland in the summer. Celtic need him to replace the departing Artur Boruc who is ready to sign for Newcastle, if Shearer stays on as boss.

Sunderland have scuppered the proposed £1m loan of Joe Hart to Birmingham. They will instead take him on season–long loan with a view to buying him for £6.5m at the end.

I also know that Mick McCarthy is looking to bring in Nyron Nosworthy from Sunderland for somewhere in the region of £4m. He has also shown an interest in Dean Whitehead who has been attracting the attention of Bolton.
  Cardiff City Rumours –
Dave Jones to leave the club and join QPR
Cardiff to sell Ledley for 6 million to Everton
Johnson 4 million to Sunderland
McCormack 3.5 million to Sunderland
Purse free to Sheffield Wednesday
Whittingham – £500,000 to N Forest
Parry – £250,000 to Peterbourough
McPhail – £325,000 to Barnsley
Cardiff will sign – Jason Koumas, Kenny Cooper & Taylor from Villa.
  Arsenal Official Unofficial Inside club news.

Arsenal expect to sign 3 players from this list.

SANTA CRUZ (Deal almost done) Blackburn £11 Million.

CARLOS TEVEZ he`s agent Kia Joorabchian has a box at the emirates.Media Sports Investments own the player's rights and Arsenals chief Exe. Ivan gazidis is working on a deal with M.S.I to sign Tevez this deal will see Tevez in a Arsenal shirt by July. The player is keen on moving hes family back to the capital. We will sign him on a similar deal to what Man Utd have got at the moment Tevez`s arrival will result in the departure of Nicholas Bendtner.

MAMADOU SAKHO will arrive from French Club P.S.G and is another deal which will happen Arsenal want SAKHO to strengthen the clubs defence. The player is a Centre Defender but could play at Left Back and is good friends with Bacary Sagna. Wenger is likely to sign the player.

MAMAMADOU DIARRA– Real Madrid (NOT LASSANA DIARRA) – Wengers top target this summer.
Wenger will try to sign Diarra from Real Madrid as he feels DIARRA will bring much needed experience to the Centre of Midfield Diarra will help bring along the clubs younger players. Expect Diarra to even arrive as part of a deal which would see GAEL CLICHY move to Real Madrid for around £18 million. Diarra could be used as bait to try and get a deal done with Arsenal for Clichy.

CARLOS MARCHENA will also arrive from Valencia for a knockdown £8 million pound to replace MIKAEL SILVESTRE who will be given a free transfer. PHILLIPE SENDEROS may even move to Valencia as part of the deal.

Wengers other target is STEPHEN IRELAND from Man City but he probarly won't arrive if Diarra from Real Madrid signs. Wengers backup option if he fails to sin Diarra.

WENGER– Ive been told by people close to Arsene Wenger that hes other targets if he doesn't sign some of the player above are BELOW expect bids for

Alonso– Liverpool
Toure– Barcelona
Mancini– Inter Milan
Van Buyten– Bayern Munich
Heinze– Real Madrid
Raul Albiol– Valencia
Huntelaar– Real Madrid

Arsenal will loan or sell some of their players in the summer to.

Clichy Real Madrid– £18 million 0R 10 million plus Diarra.
Denilson– Inter Milan possible loan deal. Or swap for Mancini
Van Persie–Barcelona £10 million
Bendtner– 5million to West Ham Or Blackburn possible loandeal.
Silvestre (Free Transfer) Could join another Premiership Club.

Thanks for reading. SOURCE NAME info from is 131

MAN CITY NEWS – via Gary Cook

players to be bought in the summer:
philipe mexes – 14m
fabio aurelio – 6m
abou diaby – 6m
yaya toure – 17.25m
arjen robben – 18.5m
eidur gudjohnsen – 2.5m
carlos vela – 8m
ezquiel lavezzi – 14.75m

total = 87m

players to leave in the summer:
richard dunne – 5m – everton
micah richards – 9m – arsenal
javier garrido – 3m – newcastle (if they stay up)
glauber berti – free – weder bremen
gelson fernandes – 4m – blackburn/stoke
dietmar hamman – free – german side
michael johnson – 9m – liverpool
darrius vassel – 3m – wolves
benjani – 4.25m – pompey
ched evans – loan – cardiff
sturridge – loan – birmingham

total = 37.25m

expect bids for players such as terry and villa to be rejected but used as publicity screens for other deals, ronaldinho and agent will try to push through a deal to city but we shall decline as he turned us down last time and just wants a nice pension. expect a further clear out in january and the possibility of a major signing, for example iniesta or aguero depending upon how clubs are fairing in europe.

  Had a good chat with former Villa player, Ian Taylor, at the Hull game on Monday night. He is now working as an agent and let slip a few nuggets of information ;

Gareth Barry is leaving Villa (no surprise) but will be signing for Spurs ! Redknapp has sold him a vision of challenging for Champs League qualification next year (plus fancy wages and they are his boyhood club).

Also, Craig Gardner will be allowed to move with both Wigan and Blackburn offering more money than he currently earns at Villa. Marlon Harewood has been told that Rangers fancy him, but he does not fancy moving up there.

Finally, arriving at Villa Park will be Delph from Leeds, M'bokani and Defour from Std Liege, plus one of either Upson or Hangeland. They are also in the market for a keeper with some doubts creeping in about Friedel's agility, but no firm target has been identified as yet. . I'll keep you posted !!
  Diego Buonanotte, i don't think he'll sign for Arsenal, as they wouldn't get the work permit, and i think Wenger wouldn't take the risk as he'd be pretty pricey 8mill +

Glen Johnson to Liverpool 8 mil
Almeria striker Alvaro Negredo i think he'll move on in the summer, scored 19 goals in the spanish league, All i know is that Real Madrid have first option on him and that's where he wants to go unless he'll be fifth striker, but apparently Valencia and Liverpool are interest.

So, Savialo, Alvaro and Villa, will switch between liverpool, madrid and valencia.

I think it'll be
Liverpool – Saviloa
Valencia – Alvaro
Madrid – Villa

Huge news from the sky Blues – Andrew Driver deal 90% complete expect to see him in a Sky Blues Shirt next season. Also coming through the door will be Gary Hooper, Jordan Henderson (Loan)and didi Hamann.

Finnaly news on the new assistant manager it seems certain that Aidy Boothroyd will be assistant as Coleman is on verge of securing the welsh job.
  Arsenal summer transfer buisness, wenger will sell at least 5 players to add to the 28m he already has so here who will be goin out,
p sendros 6m
j djourou 4m
t rosicky 7.5m
e eboue 5m
n bendtner 9m
e adaebayer 23m?
total money to spend on players is 54m+28m=82m
he will get these players
b haangaland 9m
a diarra 5.5m
s downing 7m
g barry 12m
cicinho 6m
s govou 8m
h ben arfa 11m
m oddo 3.5m
ze reberto 4m ?

  Hiya work at leicester city, and overheard a conversation between two people who are very high up at Leicester.

Not saying these players will sign but this is what i heard –


Stockdale – Season long loan.
Gilbert – Permanent.
Nathan Delfounseo – Season long loan.
Matt Hill – Sign.
Mehdi Nafit – Sign
Michael Chopra – Sign


  Barcelona rumours from a well informed source.
Sylvinho––>Dutch team–free
Total spent;37m

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