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Transfer Rumour Thread 2012/2013

  1. Transfer Rumour Thread 2012/2013

    Use this thread for Summer 2012 transfer rumours and January 2013 rumours.

    Please try and post a source with your rumours.

    I understand the transfer window isn't open, and won't be open for a while, but there are already lots of rumours floating around, so post any you find in here so people can see them and discuss them.

    You can find last years thread here: Transfer Rumour Thread 2011/2012

    Thanks

  2. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
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    Football transfer rumours: Mario Götze to Arsenal?

    Today's guff knows the price of everything

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    orussia Dortmund's Mario Götze could be hopping sround on one leg at the Emirates next season. Photograph: Marcelo Del Pozo / Reuters/Reuters


    Has anybody considered the Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini for the England job? He's proving himself the equal of Harry Redknapp, is all, certainly when it comes to unnecessarily flapping his gums about players from other teams. Here he is today placing a speculative £30m price tag on the Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, then suggesting Arsenal's Robin van Persie would cost roughly the same. "But I think he will remain at Arsenal," adds Mancini, after all that. Why is he saying this? We all know why he's saying this.

    Once RVP – as we must refer to him in this monogram-lite, post Villas-Boas age – has upped sticks and buggered off to Manchester, he'll be replaced at Arsenal by Lukas Podolski of Bundesliga outfit Köln. Podolski has scored 16 goals this season for a team not far from the relegation places, a decent return, but does LP look as good embroidered on a dressing gown, smoking jacket, or set of three handkerchiefs? Not really.

    Arsenal also want Borussia Dortmund's Mario Götze, and West Bromwich Albion's Peter Odemwingie. The latter transfer would force the Baggies manager Roy Hodgson into picking a new member of staff to repeatedly castigate in public whenever anything goes wrong. Early runners for the role are Shane Long (2-1), Graeme Dorrans (5-1), the reserve keeper Marton Fulop (20-1) and himself (500,000-1).

    Juventus seem to be finally back, only a few years after coming back. And having snatched Paul Pogba from Manchester United, they're now looking to further bolster their midfield with Arsenal's Alex Song and 2005's Michael Essien.
    Having seen Pogba swan off to Turin, Tottenham Hotspur have realised Manchester United are flogging all the fresh meat. Harry Redknapp plans to sign the defender Ezekiel Fryers, making off with the smile of a man who has just won the chop and sausage platter in the Sunday raffle at his local drinker.

    Chelsea won't be appointing Rafael Benítez, after their fans reacted angrily to the idea at Birmingham the other night. Three or four or maybe just two of them waved a bedsheet about with "No Benítez at the bridge" scrawled on it, a brazen snook cocked to the two-time La Liga winner, and to typography.

    Robbie Fowler's move to Blackpool has fallen through after he was offered a wage of £100 a week. An arch reference there to Johnny Haynes by the chairman Karl Oyston, the Tommy Trinder of this piece. Cutting-edge nods to Fulham inside-forwards from the 1950s, and hosts of Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium; you lucky people!

    The Billy Fury fan Gregg Wylde, formerly of Rangers FC RIP, won't need to haul his carcass down the job centre to sign on. He's a target forAston Villa, Bolton Wanderers, Southampton, Blackpool andBristol City.
    While we're on the subject of Rangers, the former director Paul Murrayand the Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy are both interested in purchasing the stricken Scottish champions, while Mervan Celik is off to the job centre.

    And Stoke City are chasing after the Blackpool winger Matt Phillips.


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  3. Reports say Podolski is set to sign for £11 million, on 100k p/w.

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    Liverpool's interest in FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong has been confirmed by his agent.


    The 21-year-old has been linked with several clubs in recent weeks, with Newcastle and Tottenham also thought to be keen.


    But with Liverpool believed to be keen on adding some extra attacking options to their squad this summer after seeing the likes of Andy Carroll struggle in front of goal this season, agent Marco de Marchi has confirmed that is aware of interest from Anfield.


    However, he added: "Several English and German teams follow him."



    De Jong has already admitted he is keen on a move to the Premiership.


    The Netherlands international recently told FIFA.com: "I’m still very happy playing for Twente, but every player has dreams.


    "Mine is to play in a nice foreign competition one day. And the Premier League is a really nice competition.


    "I don’t have real plans for the future - I’ll see what comes my way."

    http://www.crunchsports.com/category...-201203080017/


    I doubt the source, but he looks like a decent player.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by GodCubed View Post
    Reports say Podolski is set to sign for £11 million, on 100k p/w.
    100K p/w would require arsenal to offer persie 200k for sure if they want him to stay

  6. Quote Originally Posted by GodCubed View Post
    Reports say Podolski is set to sign for £11 million, on 100k p/w.
    That would be a brilliant bit of business for them, if it was true. £11 million for Lukas Podolski (a player who has tons of experience yet isn't extremely old) is brilliant, and £100k per week is not a massive wage these days. I saw in the Arsenal thread someone said that Denílson and Manuel Almunia's wage added together equalled £100k p/w, which shows how good this piece of business is! They just need to offload some of their deadwood now!

    Compared to the prices of Andy Carroll and Fernando Torres, as well, this transfer shows how shrewd Arsène Wenger can be when signing players - he can get talented and experienced players for bargain prices. I've also heard that Podolski could join Arsenal for £5 million if Cologne get relegated!

    Quote Originally Posted by thekill View Post
    100K p/w would require arsenal to offer persie 200k for sure if they want him to stay
    I don't think it's about the money for Robin Van Persie, it's more about the ambition. The signing of Podolski would show him that Wenger means business, and perhaps persuade him to play. After all, he is playing brilliant at Arsenal and is club captain! If he moved, perhaps he wouldn't be as brilliant as he is now!

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  7. Quote Originally Posted by PZW View Post
    That would be a brilliant bit of business for them, if it was true. £11 million for Lukas Podolski (a player who has tons of experience yet isn't extremely old) is brilliant, and £100k per week is not a massive wage these days. I saw in the Arsenal thread someone said that Denílson and Manuel Almunia's wage added together equalled £100k p/w, which shows how good this piece of business is! They just need to offload some of their deadwood now!
    Or it shows that their paying extremely average players ridiculous amounts of money? I wouldn't want to pay Podolski 100k a week, especially considering RVP is on 90k?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ View Post
    Or it shows that their paying extremely average players ridiculous amounts of money? I wouldn't want to pay Podolski 100k a week, especially considering RVP is on 90k?
    RVP will get a new deal in the summer anyways. He will easily get well over 100K.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by CJ View Post
    Or it shows that their paying extremely average players ridiculous amounts of money? I wouldn't want to pay Podolski 100k a week, especially considering RVP is on 90k?
    I know you are a Tottenham fan, but this is slightly harsh. Arsène Wenger is as good financially as any manager, and most of his players are on reasonable wages (bar a few - such as Denílson and Manuel Almunia). You can't judge him on one or two players, who he is probably trying to shift anyway! I'm not trying to stir up trouble, but it's not like Spurs haven't been wasting money on transfers and wages!

    ​- PZW

  10. Quote Originally Posted by PZW View Post
    I know you are a Tottenham fan, but this is slightly harsh. Arsène Wenger is as good financially as any manager, and most of his players are on reasonable wages (bar a few - such as Denílson and Manuel Almunia). You can't judge him on one or two players, who he is probably trying to shift anyway! I'm not trying to stir up trouble, but it's not like Spurs haven't been wasting money on transfers and wages!

    ​- PZW
    Take a look dear reader, you may find it illuminating.
    FIRST TEAM WAGE (pw/k) WAGE (p/yr)
    Robin van Persie £90,000 £4,680,000
    Andrey Arshavin £80,000 £4,160,000
    Mikel Arteta £70,000 £3,640,000
    Theo Walcott £70,000 £3,640,000
    Thomas Vermaelen £70,000 £3,640,000
    Yossi Benayoun £70,000 £3,640,000
    Gervinho £70,000 £3,640,000
    Manuel Almunia £60,000 £3,120,000
    Per Mertesacker £60,000 £3,120,000
    Sebastien Squillaci £60,000 £3,120,000
    Tomas Rosicky £60,000 £3,120,000
    Bacary Sagna £60,000 £3,120,000
    Aaron Ramsey £55,000 £2,860,000
    Alex Song £55,000 £2,860,000
    Jack Wilshere £55,000 £2,860,000
    Nicklas Bendtner £52,000 £2,704,000
    Marouane Chamakh £50,000 £2,600,000
    Abou Diaby £50,000 £2,600,000
    Andre Santos £50,000 £2,600,000
    Carlos Vela £50,000 £2,600,000

    Denilson £50,000 £2,600,000
    Johan Djourou £50,000 £2,600,000

    Laurent Koscielny £50,000 £2,600,000
    Lukasz Fabianski £40,000 £2,080,000
    Wojciech Szczesny £40,000 £2,080,000
    Armand Traore £40,000 £2,080,000
    Ju Young Park £40,000 £2,080,000
    Kieran Gibbs £40,000 £2,080,000
    Vito Mannone £20,000 £1,040,000
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain £20,000 £1,040,000
    Carl Jenkinson £20,000 £1,040,000
    Emmanuel Frimpong £20,000 £1,040,000
    Ryo £20,000 £1,040,000
    Francis Coquelin £15,000 £780,000
    Henri Lansbury £5,000 £260,000
    Ignasi Miquel £5,000 £260,000
    Just a few players then.

    Our wage bill is about 40m under Arsenal's and we have only made one or two really poor signings (Bentley) on big money in the past 5/6 years.

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