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Manchester United and Arsenal Strikers to move to Besiktas


It looks like two unsettled strikers in the Premier League, Manchester United’s Bebe and Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner, will sign for Turkish side Besiktas in the summer.

Well, Bendtner has already admitted that he is “100% certain” of leaving the Gunners this summer, and we were pretty much certain that he was heading to the Bundesliga, but it looks like Besiktas hve come in with a very interesting proposition today. The twist is that Besiktas have come up with an offer for the player which Arsenal can’t seem to refuse.

The Daily Mirror have reported that the Turkish club have come in with a bid with a fee in the region of 12 million pounds and are hopeful they will be able to whisk the Dane away from the Emirates. What has to go down in consideration though is whether Bendtner himself actually wants this move. We all know that he holds himself to high esteem, with him even claiming just less than a month ago that he would like to move to Barcelona, so it will be interesting to see if he wants this move at all.

And now to potentially the worst signing of last summer: Manchester United’s Bebe. The lost striker is set for a move to the Turkish giants as well, and Manchester United could see themselves losing 5 million pounds in two years as they have almost come to an agreement with Besiktas that sees Bebe move to the Turkish giants on a season loan. At the end of that one season, Besiktas will have an option of buying him for a £2m cut-price transfer next summer. Flop.

So what do you guys think of these transfer developments? Bendtner should stay? Bebe should be given a few more years? Thoughts can go to the comments section below.

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The 11th June Transfer Gossip


It’s another day of transfer gossip and after a tiring day like this one, I am just as excited as you guys to see what’s in store, what I research surprises me!

Arsenal Almost Certain of signing (another) teenager

According to a ‘Mirror Exclusive’ in of course, the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are set to complete the signing of long term transfer target Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain….. for a hefty fee of 12 million pounds. The question now is, how did English youngsters such costing so much? First Henderson, then Jones, now Chamberlain, and I’m very sure that we’re going to see a huge move for Ipswich Town’s Connor Wickham very soon. Wow, world gone mad.

Apparently, Arsene Wenger is supposedly upset after losing two battles for English youngsters and he wants to sign Chamberlain quickly to ensure that he is not snatched away by Manchester United. Well, Chamberlain is eager to go to Arsenal, apparently, here’s what he said last month:

To develop at a place like Arsenal can’t be a bad thing. In my eyes, I’d like him to go there as soon as possible, and continue his development

Chamberlain claimed last month

Goodbye Kuszczak?

Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has resigned himself to starting life at another Premier League club after making just seven appearances as Edwin Van Der Sar’s deputy last season and the Old Trafford club signing Atletico Madrid’s David de Gea.

The Sun

Well, I guess that’s just The Sun reiterating the obvious, with pretty much everyone except De Gea himself realizing the inevitability of this pending move to the Red Devils. I mean, just move already!

Liverpool Bid 5 million pounds for Clichy

Liverpool have launched a 5 million pound bid for Arsenal left back Gael Clichy. 20 million pounds for Henderson, 5 million pounds for Clichy? The maths must be wrong somewhere along the lines, because I think that, as a Liverpool fan, a great deal for us should Arsenal be tempted to sell.

Well, for more on that, click  here

More Fabregas Gossip

MundoDeportivo.com claims that Wenger has told Fabregas: “I will let you go to Barcelona or Real Madrid, but not to the Premier League.” Well, I’m very sure that he in fact doesn’t want to go to the Premier League anyway, so to the list of the painfully obvious. I personally think that there is only one place other than Arsenal he belongs, that’s Barcelona, and second point I’d like to make, I’m pretty sure NOONE (except Man City) will manage to buy him anyway, with AW always putting up unrealistic transfer valuations.

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£5 million Bid From Liverpool for Arsenal’s Gael Clichy?


20 million pounds for Henderson, 5 million pounds for Clichy? The maths must be wrong somewhere along the lines, because I think that, as a Liverpool fan, a great deal for us should Arsenal be tempted to sell.

Perhaps it indeed is a match made in heaven with Liverpool seeking a more permanent left back at Anfield, whilst contract rebel Clichy wants out of The Emirates. The Times reports this and well, Liverpool surely aren’t showing any signs at all of stopping their spending spree for the time being. A failed attempt to bring in Phil Jones for 10+ million, a successful one to get Henderson for 20 million and now this.

The 25 year old is yet to extend his contract with the London club as there is more and more doubt over whether he will really stay with the Gunners. Worse news for the Gunners, he could even be leaving them for free in just about 12 months time should he stay with them and still be reluctant to put pen to paper in that time.

John W. Henry has been offering quite newly instilled permanent manager Kenny Dalglish quite a lot of money to work with this summer, with the Merseyside having signed Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll on big money transfer deals in the January transfer window. Alongside them, Liverpool have signed not one but two this summer. Not only is Henderson coming in, but an Irish teenager has completed a move unnoticed, with him being proclaimed as ‘The New Gareth Bale”. That is Irish 15 year old Alex O’Hanlon.

Will the spending continue or is it just a temporary thing we’re seeing? Thoughts can go straight to the comments section below.

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Abramovic Leaves Chelsea, Leaves them Bankrupt (Part 1)


DISCLAIMER: This is the fictional account of what would happen to Chelsea should Roman Abramovic leave Chelsea in the summer. This by no means is what is actually happening in the real world right now. For entertainment purposes only.

June 11th 2011: Abramovic announces that he is selling the club. Shareholders go nuts, and deals for the likes of Neymar, Lukaku and Sanchez are halted for the time being. Fan reaction was mixed over the Russian’s potential departure, some happy that they can finally get a manager that can last over 12 days, whilst others were unhappy after the owner that they were taking advantage for his money was going to leave for good.

I’ve waited so long for this. I hated how he tossed aside Mourinho and Wilkins. It’s time for him to go.

Jamie, Chelsea Fan

June 18th 2011: Abramovic comes out with a statement explaining why he wants to sell Chelsea in the summer, declaring that “I want to fund my girlfriend’s new boutique, it is a big project, a little over 2 billion euros”. Chelsea fans are furious and demand that he relinquish all his power at the London-based club immediately.

July 8th 2011: Abramovic announces that he will be selling all his shares at Chelsea to an American billionaire named Tom Gores, also the owner of the NBA team, the Detroit Pistons. Players show encouragement for this move, except Spaniard Fernando Torres, who says this to various news agencies:

I recognize that this could be the end of my Chelsea career, the time has been brief, but I won’t be able to get any playing time without Roman Abramovic around, so I think that I need to play for a bigger club.

Fernando Torres, Chelsea Player (Up to this point)

Meanwhile, the new Chelsea owner announces that he is set to build a new Stamford Bridge, to buy a host of new names at the club and to ensure financial stability. The Chelsea fans are excited by what the new owner can offer to Chelsea with their new found money.

July 30th 2011: Abramovic cuts the ribbon his girlfriend’s boutique and gives some more reasoning for Chelsea fans, saying that “For once, I didn’t have money to fund a project, so I had to pull the plug on the Chelsea deal. I sold 2 yatches out of my 73 to fund this. I’m sorry”. Here’s some official footage of the shop opening.

Meanwhile, Chelsea appoint recently unemployed manager Phil Jackson, whom formed a legacy with the LA Lakers. Immediately, the fans are very skeptical of the owners, but Gores reiterates his decision, claiming “He knows about attacking and defence and is a great all round manager, just take a look at what he did with the Lakers!”

August 19th 2011: A misunderstanding in the passing of information has resulted in Chelsea signing NBA player Serge Ibaka of Oklahama City Thunder. New manager Phil Jackson claims that he actually “wanted Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta”. Fans are furious with this costly mistake, as the signing cost them a whopping 13 million pounds with appearance-based bonuses to be paid over the season.

So what do you guys think about this? Too unrealistic? Something you would like to see changed? Please spread the word!

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The June 10th Transfer Gossip


And it’s Friday today, well, been a busy week in the market, especially for Liverpool and Manchester United, so well, check out the latest transfer rumours from the papers

So Manchester It is for Ashley Young

It looks like Manchester United have won both their transfer tussles with Merseyside club Liverpool FC after they secured a Liverpool target Phil Jones a day back and now they are set to sign the English winger, Ashley Young. Young has wanted a move ever since Martin O’Neil left at the start of the year, and it looks like the move is almost inevitable now. Check out the line from The Daily Mirror.

Aston Villa have all but abandoned hope of convincing winger Ashley Young to agree to a contract extension, with a £16m move to Manchester United in the offing.

The Daily Mirror

Two Centerhalves for Arsenal?

Instead of trying to find a secure replacement for Nasri and Fabregas’ potential departures, it looks like Arsenal want to splash the cash for two center backs. Those two are Blackburn’s Samba and Bolton’s Gary Cahill. An old rumour, but one that is brought up recently due to apparent ‘added interest’ on behalf of The Gunners.

Apparently, Samba will cost 12 million pounds and Cahill a whopping 15 million. But I guess with deals like around 16 million pounds for Phil Jones and 16 million for Henderson probably suggests that the sum isn’t that hefty after all. But then again, you never know with Arsenal… So here’s the quote:

Arsenal are in talks with both Bolton’s Gary Cahill and Blackburn’s Christopher Samba as manager Arsene Wenger looks to shore up the centre of his side’s defence. Samba would cost about £12m while a £15m deal would be enough to prise Cahill from the Reebok.

The Daily Mirror

Lukaku to turn Blue by this weekend

It looks like the wild goose chase for Romelu Lukaku (aka the ‘New Drogba’) is set to end after it has been reported by The Guardian that a deal could be reached by this weekend.

The paper reports: ‘Lukaku’s agent, Christophe Henrotay, who is based in Monaco, will welcome the Anderlecht general manager, Herman van Holsbeeck, and a delegation from Stamford Bridge, and the parties will seek to conclude the transfer. Lukaku, a prodigy, was followed by a TV documentary crew for a year and, while on a school trip to London, he visited Stamford Bridge and was filmed giving a mock interview in the press area in which he declared his ambition to play for the club.’

So no Neymar at the club next season? Who knows! …. oh wait, Abramovic does.

Well, so that’s it for today and well, comment on what you guys think on these pending transfer developments.

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Sinclair to Wickham, The Future of the England Team: Quietly Brilliant


In light of Henderson and Phil Jones’ big money moves, we here at Two Liverpool Fans, offers you guys a taster to what else you guys might see over the coming years to do with The Three Lions

Connor Wickham

Connor Wickham
Age:18

Club:Ipswich Town

Contract Ends: 2014

Position:Striker

Value:€13m

10-11 apps: 41 (9 goals)

 

Who’s Interested?: Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Just about all the big teams
Percent chance of leaving: 25%

A lot of interest for the young striker who shot to fame when he steered England Under-17s to the European Championship title just last summer. A striker that has already been likened to the legendary Alan Shearer, Wickham is seen as the boy whom will soon lead England to World Cup victory when he comes of age. Although his goal to appearance ratio isn’t exactly that impressive, he sets up many goals as well, and just being 18, he has a long way to go.

Cameron Stewart

Cameron Stewart
Age:20Club:Hull CityContract Ends: 2014
Position: Right Midfielder/StrikerValue:€300k10-11 apps: 20 (0 goals)

 

Who’s Interested?: Noone
Percent chance of leaving: 5%

For Cameron Stewart here, it is the case of who SHOULD move in the summer. Not really a goalscorer, but he certainly knows how to pass the ball, in just 14 appearances (not starts) in the Championship, he has garnered 4 assists. Not bad for a young midfielder eh?

Used to be a Manchester United player, and even made the bench for a Champions League tie against Wolfsburg, but was eventually an unused substitute on that day. He moved to Hull City on loan, and after several impressive performances, Hull City snapped him up on a permanent deal. He has even been featured on IMScouting.com, the top scouting agency on the web.

Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair
Age:22Club:SwanseaContract Ends: 2013
Position:WingerValue:€1m10-11 apps: 43 (19 goals)

 

Who’s Interested?: No Genuine Interest
Percent chance of leaving: 5%

19 goals a season is a very good number, and that’s even better when you’re just a winger. He landed himself in Swansea folklore after he managed to score a hat-trick against Reading to send them into the Premier League for the first time in their history.

A former Chelsea academy graduate with bags of pace and skill, Sinclair will certainly be the man that Swansea will rely on to get the goals next term when they are in the Premier League. With some Premier League experience himself, that will be extremely vital to Swansea’s survival chances next season.

Nathan Chalobah

Nathan Chalobah
Age:16Club:Chelsea FCContract Ends: 2013
Position: CenterbackValue:€1m10-11 apps: 26 (7 goals)

 

Who’s Interested?: No Genuine Interest
Percent chance of leaving: Almost 0%

Nathan Chalobah, remember the name, because mark my words, he will be big very soon. The youngest in the Under 17 team, baring Raheem Sterling, and he already has the most appearances, and is the biggest figure in the team. Already instrumental in the reserves for Chelsea FC and was really helpful in the squad to winning the reserves title this season.

Along with that, he’s got that leadership ability, being captain at various different levels whilst being on the rise down in London over the past 2 years.

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The June 9th Transfer Gossip


Well, sorry for the later than usual edition, was a bit busy on some stuff today, but enough of that, it’s transfer rumour time! Well, we got some interesting stories for you guys today, so let’s get cracking!

Phil Jones medical at Manchester United

No confirmation of a deal yet, but it looks like Phil Jones has picked Manchester United over Arsenal and Liverpool after a very interesting morning for watchers. In the morning, SkyBet called off all betting on Phil Jones after there was a report that he had done a medical at Melwood (Liverpool FC).

However, although we’re still not quite sure how it has happened, he is currently apparently now at Old Trafford conducting a medical. Now that puzzles me who made up either the first or the second one, the first story came about after Tweets and several newspapers reported the signing. The latter reason, well, it sorta just popped out from SkySports.

Liverpool to sign Nou Camp outcast

It’s hard being a Barcelona player, to think that you have to compete with the likes of Messi, Villa and Pedro for places is quite daunting. And that’s exactly why Liverpool are trying to swoop in with a deal for the young Spaniard.

Liverpool also have interest in another Barcelona forward in Bojan Krkic, who himself has also struggled this term, both for goals and for game time, so a double transfer could be on, although Barcelona will be reluctant to let go of their two gems in attack.

Arsenal Told They Can Sign Willian on several conditions

Shakhtar Donetsk are ready to let midfielder Willian join Arsenal, with Gunners midfielder Denilson going the other way in part-exchange, plus £4m.

The Sun

Well, then that sort of makes the process of buying and selling a lot easier for the Gunners, with their target Willian moving to the Emirates and Arsenal’s very own Brazilian rebel getting his escape route out of London.

Win-win?

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