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BlueLion.

Romelu Lukaku

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I wonder if we get anything from this transfer money wise. Last I heard we had no sell on clause when we sold him to Everton. He is homegrown thanks to us, we should be getting at least a little something.

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After evaluating the situation logically, I think this was a blessing in disguise. Lukaku would disallow us to play good football. It would be another case of supplying the target man via long balls again and that's really not a style of football I'm interested in tbh. I want us to become a technically efficient team, rather than a hoof and hope for the big man to do his work. 

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On 07/07/2017 at 11:02 AM, The Skipper said:

I take back my Marina slander. £100m for Lukaku is insane. 

I take back my take back. We've matched the bid. It's all very embarrassing. Who's to blame for this? I do think the way we negotiate has a big factor in this. If we were going to pay this much anyway why in the world were we low balling? 

I hope the club does wake up now though. If Roman has any pride left he'd be fuming right now. 

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3 hours ago, Jason said:

Can afford and don't want to pay that money are two very different things. We clearly have the money but it's like we have Wenger conducting our transfer business.

I am not sure about chelsea finance but we are talking about 100 m gbp for one player here.

So are we becoming like Arsenal? Maybe, but arsenal problem has never been about transfer, year after year they have one of the best squad in Epl. People can mock Wenger but in term of squad development he is fantastic. 

One thing for certain we certainly cannot compete against united in transfer, in two years they have spent, maybe over 200 million gbp without selling anybody significant. There is no way we can compete against that. 

I think last season I said I was worried about united not because of Mou but because United can spend and spend have by far the best squad in the league. Last season I rated United squad either 1st or 2nd in the league (the fact that they finished 6th was very underwhelming) yet here they are spending crazy money again. 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, The Skipper said:

I take back my take back. We've matched the bid. It's all very embarrassing. Who's to blame for this? I do think the way we negotiate has a big factor in this. If we were going to pay this much anyway why in the world were we low balling? 

I hope the club does wake up now though. If Roman has any pride left he'd be fuming right now. 

The fact that we panicked and matched it at the last minute when it was far too late tells me that we were indeed caught completely off guard here. We probably figured we could sign Lukaku whenever we felt like it because he wanted to come here and no other big club was interested.

Foolish and incompetent but as others have said, maybe a blessing in disguise that will kick our board into gear.

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3 minutes ago, The Skipper said:

I take back my take back. We've matched the bid. It's all very embarrassing. Who's to blame for this? I do think the way we negotiate has a big factor in this. If we were going to pay this much anyway why in the world were we low balling? 

I hope the club does wake up now though. If Roman has any pride left he'd be fuming right now. 

We were the only club with serious interest in him, so it made sense to try and negotiate for a lower fee. We had a lot of on going negotiations for other players as well hence the stepback from the Lukaku deal. In the end we didn't really match Manchester's bid. They had 75m+15bonuses+Rooney+10m+Raiola's fee. We only matched the 75m+15bonuses so obviously Everton prefered to sell to United. I can understand the reluctance to buy him at this price an it's not like our budget for the summer was exclusively going to be for the striker. The Diego Costa situation also didn't help. Had he moved to China maybe we would've submitted a bid earlier.

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1 minute ago, Pizy said:

The fact that we panicked and matched it at the last minute when it was far too late tells me that we were indeed caught completely off guard here. We probably figured we could sign Lukaku whenever we felt like it because he wanted to come here and no other big club was interested.

Foolish and incompetent but as others have said, maybe a blessing in disguise that will kick our board into gear.

The stupid board now has an embarrassing excuse to Conte. "We have tried but Lukaku has chosen United"...

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I don't get that blessing in disguise thing. If you didn't want the player why the hell did you make the whole planet believeyou wanted the guy. This is just disgraceful and disgusting. Everday until the end of the transfer window i will see this in the news. Man Utd have had to live with the Mikel Obi transfer and now its our turn to do so. Its sad really sad cause everyday since this news broke out thats all i see with chelsea and their transfer dealings. No news on Baka or Sandro or Rudi just Lukaku so it will rob into our face. Forget the blessing it is more of a disgrace. 

No prob if you lost Lukaku but i was managing but chelsea just had to match the bid. This is funny. Chelsea matched the bid not beat but matched. Am having such a laugh now that i think about it. I hope we smash Man Utd home and away next season so it can ease the disgrace. 

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7 minutes ago, Tautvix said:

The stupid board now has an embarrassing excuse to Conte. "We have tried but Lukaku has chosen United"...

Just having a laugh. And now apparently they are shifting the blame onto Lukaku because he somehow betrayed them(chelsea board). WOW like WOW this is incredible. Classic Telenovela story line

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He'll do well there. Be with a different class of players to what Everton had. We it seemed just dragged our heels for whatever reason. Which may not be the case and may have been going Man U all along who knows just seems very quick business from them. Easy done no saga.

Hopefully we can be quick with others but looking a bit unlikely at the moment 

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8 minutes ago, Bernard N Y Burgesson said:

Saying they hijacked the deal would imply that we were even remotely close to agreeing a deal ourselves, which would be far too flattering to our negotiators, i feel

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1 hour ago, The Skipper said:

I take back my take back. We've matched the bid. It's all very embarrassing. Who's to blame for this? I do think the way we negotiate has a big factor in this. If we were going to pay this much anyway why in the world were we low balling? 

I hope the club does wake up now though. If Roman has any pride left he'd be fuming right now. 

The bid at the very end was to save face IMO. We've gone for an angle that blames Lukaku and his agent for choosing United & the agent fees over us for "sporting reasons"

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Seems like the Utd deal will be around £100m. The deal is becoming more absurd by the day.

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Crazy money!! Then again if they have it and feel worth it and it will have a impact then why not. Nothing we haven't done even if not that high..Though ours didn't work to well. Can see us doing a mega deal as well especially if get towards the end and signings haven't come along all that well

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And to any Chelsea fans taking solace in the "Mino Raiola is the devil" propaganda  that Chelsea Football Club is forcing on you to justify how they fucked up this transfer. here you go. 

Lmaaooo :lol::lol: 

Go look at how much money we paid Kia Joorbachian, who convinced the Chinese clubs to pay what they did for the Ramires and Oscar deals. What Jorge Mendes was going to get paid if that Costa deal to China went through, something like 15% of the transfer fee. And how much we paid a bunch of other agents last calendar year.

Yet I'm supposed to believe £2M extra to Mino Raiola, or however much it was supposed to be, was this great ethical dilema that destroyed the deal? LOL. What a blatant fucking lie. 

If anything I think CFC were mad they got played by Mino Raiola, but guess what, he works for Lukaku, not CFC. His client has wanted out of Everton for 2 years now, and CFC dragged their heels until Raiola was forced to "make shit happen".  

This failure falls on nobody else's shoulders other than Marina/Emenalo. 

And I didn't even want Lukaku at Chelsea, but that doesn't mean the club didn't fail in attaining their 1st option target. 

It's time for Roman Abramovich to wakeup. He has to get rid of Marina and Emenalo ASAP,  for their unprecedented levels on incompetence, and partner Conte with competent directors of football that know how to attain first option targets, and run a football club.

Enough is enough man. 

Edit: found the totals paid to agents/intermediaries last year. 

 

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