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Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!


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Friday 28th July Rumours

  • Arsenal are reportedly closing in on £45m rated Thomas Lemar
  • Gareth Bale could become available should Madrid sign Mbappe
  • Conte is interested in Barkley and Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Juventus have turned their attention to Paris St-Germain's Blaise Matuidi
  • Brighton are ready to break their transfer record again with an £8m move for Leicester forward Tom Lawrence
  • Liverpool have placed a £133m price tag on attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho
  • Chelsea are preparing an offer in excess of £60m for Alex Sandro
  • Spurs are ready to make Benfica midfielder Ljubomir Fejsa their first summer signing
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2 hours ago, texans_uk said:

Thing is with Turan & Vidal they both effectively sat out half a season.

Your example with Vitolo is perfect though as they have loaned him out to Las Palmas.

@The LBC was suggesting the reverse to the Vitolo situation though.  He was asking if the following is possible:

Team A has a transfer ban.  They are interested in Player X from Team B.

Team C buys Player X from Team B, and then loans X to Team A as a way of getting around the ban (as The LBC mistakenly thought the ban meant transfer ban = can't buy players), but with a future purchase clause inserted into the loan at a higher price than C paid B.

In this scenario, C makes a small profit for "owning" the player for a year, but never playing him and Team A would have got around not being able to buy Player X.

However, because the "transfer ban" doesn't actually disallow teams from buying players (just playing them), the scenario doesn't work.

FWIW there is still a chance that Atletico buys Diego Costa and keeps him for the 6 months that he won't be able to play with them a la Turan/Vidal & Barca

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1 hour ago, drd23 said:

FWIW there is still a chance that Atletico buys Diego Costa and keeps him for the 6 months that he won't be able to play with them a la Turan/Vidal & Barca

Why wouldn't they just replicate the Vitolo signing?

Sign him and immediately loan him out to Milan for 6 months?

It's never good to have a player sitting ideal for 6 months.

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8 minutes ago, texans_uk said:

Why wouldn't they just replicate the Vitolo signing?

Sign him and immediately loan him out to Milan for 6 months?

It's never good to have a player sitting ideal for 6 months.

Most of the reports that he might just stay and train in Madrid were earlier on in the summer when the only team publicly reported to be interested in a 6 month loan was a Chinese Super League team - and Diego Costa obviously doesn't want to go to China otherwise he could have just signed directly with them for a ridiculous wage.

Since then, Besiktas, and now Milan have been reported to be interested too, so things may have changed.

The major potential benefits I could see from sitting out for 6 months are:
- that it would allow him to get back into sufficient shape to play in Simeone's system (which is notoriously tough, and its not uncommon to see new signings doubled over at training and throwing up because of the effort El Profe puts them through)
- it would keep him fresh, so he'd be hitting peak mid-season form towards the end of the season and be fresh going into the World Cup next July
- because of his recurrent hamstring injuries, it would reduce the chances of them becoming an issue in the lead up to the WC

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Saturday 29th July Rumours

  • Neymar could still sign for PSG, potentially with Di Maria as a male weight
  • If Barça don't go for the Di Maria deal their top targets would be Hazard and Coutinho
  • Arsenal have had another offer rejected for Thomas Lemar
  • Southampton still hope to hold onto Virgil van Dijk 
  • Liverpool are rumoured to be interested in West Hams Manuel Lanzini
  • Klopp has admitted defeat in the pursuit of Keita 
  • There's trouble brewing at Watford, Capoue and Deeney are not happy with Silva
  • Bale is not interested in leaving Real Madrid
  • Everton will look to sign 26-year-old Nice midfielder Jean Seri, if they give up the chase for Sigurdsson 
  • Bayern Munich have confirmed Chelsea manager Antonio Conte enquired about midfielder Renato Sanches
  • Inter manager Luciano Spalletti considers a deal for Perisic to be off
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47 minutes ago, texans_uk said:

Not attack minded? 

Exactly. :D

Was great under Mourinho next to Fabregas in their title winning season at Chelsea though, very good DM. Finally a real replacement for Michael Carrick. Him next to Pogba or Herrera should be nice.

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On 7/29/2017 at 7:55 AM, texans_uk said:

Liverpool are rumoured to be interested in West Hams Manuel Lanzini

As the resident West Ham fan here, I really don't see this evolving into anything. Losing Lanzini would cut back any gains we made this transfer window. Plus Lanzini is a favorite of Slav so I really can't see any way this happens. 

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