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FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Liverpool plan to strengthen their defence in the summer with Birmingham's Roger Johnson being one of manager Kenny Dalglish's targets to sign at the end of the season. After an impressive season which resulted in a call up to the England provisional squad, Birmingham could find it difficult to hold on to him and with only one year remaining on the 27 year old's contract they may have to sell him this summer if they want to see a profit off the 5m they spent to sign him from Cardiff in 2009.

The Reds are also linked with Wolfsburg's 21 year old Danish defender Simon Kjaer. Kjaer joined the German side hoping that the club would follow up on the title that they won in the 2009 season however with the club currently in 16th place it looks likely that he may need to move elsewhere to win silverware. However neither of them will come cheap as Liverpool may need to fork out more than 16m to secure either of these signings.

[account-removed] 5 years ago
Liverpool want to buy Hugo Lloris since Pepe Reina might go to Manchester United
ARod9 (Sevilla) 5 years ago
Arturo Vidal wants to follow Jepp Heynckes to Bayern in the summer but bayer leverkusen sporting director rudi voller does not want arturo to go
Jeroen (Barcelona) 5 years ago
Nuri Sahin (BVB Dortmund) possible going to Real Madrid who will make use of his 6m buy-out clause.

I'd be very disappointed if he did leave, especially for the apple and an egg that is 6m. He's worth 25. On his chances to make it to the first team of Real: I think he will make it to Real's first squad, depending on what strategy they use: either as an Alonso replacement, or even with Alonso as a fellow CM playmaker. I consider Nuri as good as Xabi Alonso, and much less of a prick, haha.

Also: apparently Sahin and Özil know eachother pretty well and get on well too, so they might form a Xavi-Iniesta like partnership
Tony (footytube staff) 5 years ago
He went off injured at the weekend, I don't know how bad it is, or what it is, but he had a massive ice pack taped to his leg
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Arsenal could look to sign FC Porto's Radamel Falcao. Arsene Wenger is looking to strengthen his forward line in the summer and could be tempted to make a bid for the 25 year old striker who has found the net 10 times in the Europa League and 12 times in the Portuguese domestic league this season. However FC Porto will not sell Falcao if Arsenal fail to meet their 15m valuation of him and the Columbia international has revealed that he is keen to stay should his side qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. With the Gunners also reportedly planning a summer clearout of players that could include the likes of Nicklas Bendtner, Emmanuel Eboue, Tomas Rosicky and even Gael Clichy, Wenger could use the money from his summer sales to fund the new signings for the club in an effort to make and even better title challenge next season. Against the likes of Manchester United and big spending Chelsea and Manchester city.

Jeroen (Barcelona) 5 years ago
Hulk has everything Falcao has and more. Too bad he's so much more expensive; he'd be great at Arsenal. Great skill, amazing pace, strength, balance and even agility, and he's a clever player that is totally selfless: he always looks for the best option and finds it and I've never seen him go for goal when he clearly had to pass.

Stats this year:
Europa League: 12 games, 4 goals, 5 assists
Portuguese league: 25 games, 22 goals, 15 assists
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Well apparently Hulk's buyout clause was too much for the Gunners to pay
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves could make the switch from the EPL to the MLS in the summer. Canadian sides Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC(in the MLS). Given the fact that Hargreaves has been ruled out with injury for the rest of the season, it looks unlikely that United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will renew his contract when it expires at the end of the season.

Hargreaves joined Manchester United from Bayern Munich for 17m in 2007 and helped them to a Premiership and Champions league double in his first season however he has only made one start in the EPL since August 2008 due to several injuries problems he suffered over the past 3 years.

FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Liverpool could make a bid for Mamadou Sakho from PSG should they fail to sign Gary Cahill from Bolton in the summer transfer window. Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is aware of Bolton's 20m price tag on Gary Cahil and the Red's manager sees 21 year old Sakho as a better alternative as Dalglish pushes for a huge improvement in the youth structure at the club. However Liverpool could face competition for Sakho's signing from Manchester city as Roberto Mancini looks to add yet another signing to the squad. Daliglish is also targeting a number of other players with Aston Villa's Asheley Young, Blackpool's Charlie Adam and Ipswich wonderkid Connor Wickham among the names that the Liverpool manager may look to sign. Source Daily Mail


FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Well we all know how important a contract is really considered nowadays . Anyway, I think he's a great young defender and could do a great job at Liverpool
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Chelsea's defeat to Man united in the quarter finals of the Champions league could signal the end of the Chelsea careers of at least 6 senior players at the club. Henrique Hilario, Paulo Ferreira, Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka and even player such as Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard could be heading out the exit door in the summer. Owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly planning to reduce the wage bill at Stamford Bridge and make the club more sustainable.

The clearout could generate up to 62m from player sales in the summer. Should this huge clearout take place, the blues could look to strengthen the side by combining youth player promotions to the first team with new summer signings provided that transfer funds are made available to buy players at the end of the season. However Abramoivch put a lot of money into the club's youth academy and wants to see his investment pay off.


[account-removed] 5 years ago
Chelsea should buy an RW, Sanchez /Make Aguero or Neymar play there.... Bcoz they lack a good RW.... And they need some creativity, so Pato? Or maybe Kaka...
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
The problem is that Roman invested a lot of money into Chelsea's youth system and its only fair that expects something in return from our youth academy. However the blues haven't exactly been able to produce the conveyor belt of youth talents he was expecting. If he does go ahead and complete this takeover without providing money for new signings with the expectation that our youth players will step up and start performing for us then we will struggle to challenge for the league title next season
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Juventus and Liverpool begin talks on whether Aqulani will remain at Juventus on a permanent deal or if he will return back to Anfield. Liverpool hoping to raid Ajax for more talent as Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen are reportedly being targeted by the reds. Spurs ready a 17. 5m bid for Lukaku in the summer. Santos have revealed that they have rejected a 30m bid from chelsea for Neymar. Gareth Bale admits intrest in Real madrid or barcelona move. Arda turan's agent claims that his client is currently in talks with a "top european club" as the turkish midfielder is looking for a move to a bigger club
ARod9 (Sevilla) 5 years ago
Lukaku 4 17. 5m I don't think so
ARod9 (Sevilla) 5 years ago
Belgian starlet Steven Defour who was earlier linked with a move 2 Man UTD is now linked with a 10m move 2 Benfica
ARod9 (Sevilla) 5 years ago
Rooneys 2 match ban has been upheld, meaning he will miss the FA Cup semi-final vs. Man City
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Spurs, man city and arsenal all looking to make a bid for Edison cavani. I think spurs are the most likely to get him. Man united are also looking to add to their squad in the summer with a bid being lined up for Jack rodwell. United are also set to make a shock cash + swap offer to sunderland that could see Gyan join united and danny wellbeck stay with the black cats on a permanent deal. Florent Malouda could be set to leave chelsea at the end of the season, however the blues want at least 12m for the Frenchman. Liverpool target wingers Matt Jarvis and Ashley Young as Kenny Dalglish looks to add quality wingers to the side
ARod9 (Sevilla) 5 years ago
I think Cavani is fine at Napoli
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Link: soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/901058/shakh...

Looks like a great buy, saw him in the donetsk vs roma 2nd leg and looked good, but we can't activate his clause of 20 mil or so, that's way too much, 15 mil at most
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
Neymar set to stay at Santos! Talks between david dgea and man utd have been confirmed as the red devils search for a new keeper. Price tag on romelu lukaku raised to 25m with a number of big clubs looking to sign the young Belgian starlet. Bolton tell Arsenal 20m for cahil or no deal
ARod9 (Sevilla) 5 years ago
Lukaku price now 30m+
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
No shortage of rumors today
Arsenal plot a summer clear out of unwanted players such as Denilson and Eboue. Spurs target wes brown. Arsenal renew interest in Pepe Reina. Man united and liverpool to fight for out of contract defender Mexes from Roma and Gary cahill from bolton. Liverpool also have birmingham defender Scott Dann as a backup target. Neuer turns down man united and has expressed his desire to stay in Germany.

Andrea Pirlo could leave ac milan on a free transfer this season with chelsea and city rumored to offer him a contract in the summer window. Barca appear to be winning the race against city to sign Juan vargas. Arsenal look unlikely to sign Stefan de Vrij anytime soon after the Dutch youngster admitted he had a huge desire to play for barcelona. If the reina deal doesn't work our arsenal could make a shock bid for buffon. Asheley young and Gabriel Agbonlahor could be heading out the exit door of aston villa as the players have not taken a liking to manager Gerrard Houllier's strict regime. Wonderkid Connor Wickham wants Ipswich stay to help his side achieve promotion
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 5 years ago
Finally Arsenal are looking at a new GK. Pretty sure everyone is tired of all of the excuses and blame put on Almunia.

Pretty surprised about Neuer. If he is out of the picture who is left for Man United? Stekelenberg, Lloris, De Gea, Akinfeev? Or just stick with that youth player they bought this past season
Zian6 (AC Milan) 5 years ago
Andrea Pirlo could leave Milan? Where in the world did you get the info?
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 5 years ago
Well his contract ends at the end of the season and Milan don't look very keen on renewing
HangTime (Chelsea) 5 years ago
If Pirlo comes in to Chelsea, how will the mid field line up?
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 5 years ago
I doubt they will actually end up with him. He's getting old and even if he's free I don't think chelsea will get him
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 5 years ago
I doubt they'd go someone as expensive as Reina, besides Tex looks like he is doing fine. But If wenger was interested in loosening his pockets a tiny bit for A GK, then I'd say Mark Schwarzer or Shay Given



   
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