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Non-Chelsea Transfer Pub

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Why are the Gooners so excited over Podolski?

He a national team player and nothing else.

He was a failure at Bayern Munich.

Excluding one season in 2.Bundeliga he has averaged 8.625 league goals per season.

Including his season in the 2.Bundesliga he has averaged 10.333 league goals per season.

His highest tally was 24 goals in 04-05 whilst playing for Koln in the 2.Bundesliga.

He has very little experience in European club competitions.

His right foot is practically dead weight.

But saying all that I like him as a player and we should hijack the deal because fuck Arsenal.

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Why are the Gooners so excited over Podolski?

He a national team player and nothing else.

He was a failure at Bayern Munich.

Excluding one season in 2.Bundeliga he has averaged 8.625 league goals per season.

Including his season in the 2.Bundesliga he has averaged 10.333 league goals per season.

His highest tally was 24 goals in 04-05 whilst playing for Koln in the 2.Bundesliga.

He has very little experience in European club competitions.

His right foot is practically dead weight.

But saying all that I like him as a player and we should hijack the deal because fuck Arsenal.

Arsenal just want him as backup for Walcott/Gervinho on the wings & backup for Van Persie at CF if he gets injured like previous seasons.

Don't really see much point in signing him, he'll probably be at the same level as Kalou.

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I wonder if Chelsea is getting targets from the FIFA players to watch. :D

Just look at last year list and this year list.

Players to watch in 2011

Here, FIFA.com looks at some of the likely candidates.

Luc Castaignos

Striker, 18, Feyenoord

Often compared to Thierry Henry due his graceful, athletic style of play, Castaignos last week committed his future to Inter Milan after emerging as one the world’s most sought-after young strikers. Tall, skilful and speedy, the teenager set a new goalscoring record for the Netherlands’ U-17 side and is Feyenoord’s leading marksman this season.

David de Gea

Goalkeeper, 20, Atletico Madrid

Already firmly established as his club’s No1, De Gea has earned a reputation as arguably the most promising young keeper in world football. Manchester United and Arsenal have both been linked with €17m moves for a youngster likened to Iker Casillas by none other than the Spain captain himself.

Alan Dzagoev

Attacking midfielder, 20, CSKA Moscow

Guus Hiddink made Dzagoev Russia’s youngest-ever outfield player in 2008, lauding him as “a really clever player with the ability to make a killer pass and stretch the play”. Plenty of major clubs across Europe agree, and CSKA Moscow face a battle to hold on to their prize asset.

Youssef El-Arabi

Striker, 23, Caen

Identified as one of Africa’s top emerging stars, the Moroccan striker has been almost single-handedly leading Caen’s battle against relegation this season. Challenging for the Ligue 1 top scorer award in spite of his club’s woes, El-Arabi has been one of the sensations of the 2010/11 campaign and will be well worth watching in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Shinji Kagawa

Attacking midfielder, 21, Borussia Dortmund

Japan have a tradition of producing fine midfielders, and the evidence of the past few months suggests that Kagawa may prove to be their best yet. Since being plucked from Japan’s second tier in August for the modest sum of €350,000, this quick, skilful and tenacious youngster has emerged as one of the Bundesliga’s top performers and is a key player for the Blue Samurai at the AFC Asian Cup.

Jordan Henderson

Midfielder, 20, Sunderland

Composed, athletic and powerful, Henderson has been hailed as “the best young British footballer there is” by his Sunderland manager, Steve Bruce. Fabio Capello also recognised the midfielder’s talent by handing him a first senior England cap in November, while Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed a public interest in prising Henderson from his hometown team.

Mats Hummels

Defender, 22, Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich are already rueing the day they allowed Hummels to move to Dortmund. The centre-half has flourished since swapping the Allianz Arena for the Westfalen, with his intelligence, composure, power and man-marking ability suggesting he is a future stalwart for club and country.

Koo Ja-Cheol

Attacking midfielder, 21, Jeju United

Already emerging as one of the stars of the Asian Cup, Koo seems set to form a long-term partnership with another impressive emerging Korean midfielder, Ki Sung-Yueng. Praised for his skill and versatility by coach Cho Kwang-Rae this week, this talented playmaker looks set for a major breakthrough in 2011.

Erik Lamela

Attacking midfielder, 18, River Plate

Courted by Barcelona and tipped for greatness at the age of just 12, this exciting young playmaker has stayed put in Buenos Aires and is now justifying all that early hype. Blessed with vision, touch and superb passing ability, Lamela has been widely tipped as La Albiceleste’s next sensation.

Lucas

Attacking midfielder, 18, Sao Paulo

Creative genius, flair and dribbling ability have established this attacking midfielder at the forefront of emerging Brazilian talent. Set to thrill at the forthcoming South American U-20 Championship, Lucas is already excelling for Sao Paulo and considered a likely star of this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Romelu Lukaku

Striker, 17, Anderlecht

Lukaku is a true phenomenon. At just 16, already standing 6ft 4ins tall and weighing in at over 14 stone, he became the Belgian top flight's youngest-ever goalscorer. Hailed as ‘the new Didier Drogba’, this pacey and powerful predator is one of the game’s most coveted young stars.

Andrea Ranocchia

Centre-back, 22, Inter Milan

Considered the next in a long line of great Italian defenders, Ranocchia finalised a €12.5m move to the San Siro on 27 December after excelling for Bari, Genoa and Italy’s U-21 side. Having debuted on Sunday, the assured centre-half is set to play a major role in the defence of the European champions’ domestic and continental titles.

Xherdan Shaqiri

Winger or attacking midfielder, 19, Basel

A surprise inclusion in Ottmar Hitzfeld’s FIFA World Cup™ squad, Shaqiri has taken to the international scene like a duck to water. The bigger the stage, the better this skilful and creative Basel midfielder seems to play, memorably scoring his first international goal against England from fully 30 yards before opening his UEFA Champions account in Rome's Olympic Stadium.

Players to watch in 2012

Here, FIFA.com looks at a few of the likely candidates.

Thiago Alcantara

Midfielder, 20, Barcelona

Described as “having everything” by Pep Guardiola, Thiago is the latest midfield gem to roll off the famed La Masia production line. He is not short of competition in the Barça engine room, but with skill, tactical discipline and versatility enabling him to fill a variety of roles, the 20-year-old – already with three senior caps to his name – seems certain to become an increasingly influential player for club and country.

Karim Ansarifard

Striker, 21, Saipa

Likened to Ruud van Nistelrooy and hailed in his Iranian homeland as the heir apparent to Ali Daei, this elusive and athletic centre-forward is one of Asia’s brightest talents. Only issues with national conscription have prevented Ansarifard moving to Europe already, with Borussia Dortmund among several suitors, and the youngster is sure to be a key figure in his national team’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying campaign.

Ross Barkley

Midfielder, 18, Everton

His time in the first team spotlight has been brief, but it is not for nothing that Manchester United and Chelsea were considering bids of up to £30 million for this energetic and inventive midfielder. Lauded by former England and Everton centre-half Martin Keown as “one of the best players we’ll ever see in this country”, Barkley signed a new contract last month and seems set for Premier League stardom.

Dede

Defender, 23, Vasco da Gama

The oldest of our shortlisted players, Dede is nonetheless likely to face a big year as international audiences become better aware of this classy, goalscoring centre-half. Tall, powerful and pacey, the Vasco da Gama star has also earned the nickname ‘Dedeckenbauer’ for his ability to orchestrate play from the back, and looks certain to be a Brazil star of the future.

Julian Draxler

Midfielder, 18, Schalke

Elegant and athletic, this attacking midfielder became the fourth-youngest player in Bundesliga history when he debuted early in 2011. Greater things are likely to lie in store this year, with Germany coach Joachim Low having expressed admiration for this “great talent” and his “cheeky, carefree style”.

James Forrest

Winger, 20, Celtic

This old-fashioned winger, described by manager Neil Lennon as Celtic’s “baby-faced assassin”, has been the Scottish Premier League’s outstanding player this season. National manager Craig Levein and performance director Mark Wotte have both predicted a bright international career, with the latter lauding the speedy and skilful Forrest as “a light in the darkness” in Scottish football.

Junior Hoilett

Winger, 21, Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn may be languishing at the foot of the Premier League table, but their dynamic wide-man has become one of the division’s hottest prospects, with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur among a host of clubs reportedly keen on signing him this month. Though born and raised in Canada, the as-yet uncapped Hoilett is also eligible for both USA and Jamaica, so is likely to be just as sought-after at international level.

Stefanos Kapino

Goalkeeper, 17, Panathinaikos

Composed and commanding, this 6ft 5in teenager became the youngest-ever player to represent Greece’s national team when he made his debut against Romania in November aged just 17 years and 241 days. Having established himself as Panathinaikos No1, Kapino’s consistency has marked him out as one of the most promising goalkeepers in world football.

Zakaria Labyad

Midfielder, 18, PSV Eindhoven

Already a regular at PSV, this skilful young Moroccan – a possible star at this year’s Men's Olympic Football Tournament – has been likened in playing style to his idol, Ibrahim Afellay. A move away from the Netherlands appears likely, with latest reports suggesting that Labyad will reject overtures from Chelsea to sign a long-term deal with Lisbon giants Sporting.

Ahmed Musa,

Winger, 19, CSKA Moscow

A star of last year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia, the Nigerian has been widely identified as one of Africa’s most exciting young talents. CSKA Moscow evidently believe so as they last week parted with €10 million to bring Musa to Russia, beating several major clubs to land the youngster nicknamed ‘The Rocket’.

Lucas Ocampos

Winger, 17, River Plate

Having excelled at last year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup, this dynamic wide man – likened in style and physique to Cristiano Ronaldo – has gone on to cement a starting place at club level with River Plate. Los Millonarios are now attempting to hold on to their prize asset amid interest from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Inter Milan.

Gaston Ramirez

Midfielder, 21, Bologna

Boasting power and panache in equal measure, Ramirez is the latest Uruguayan sensation to take European football by storm. Bologna’s greatest challenge will be in keeping hold of this elegant attacking midfielder, with Liverpool among several interested parties.

Hiroki Sakai

Defender, 21, Kashiwa Reysol

Voted J.League Rookie of the Year for 2011, this marauding right-back strengthened his burgeoning reputation with a string of superb showings in last month’s FIFA Club World Cup. Comparisons to Dani Alves may be premature, but international recognition and growing interest from abroad are inevitable and fully merited.

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Alan Dzaegov last year of his contract right?, THEN FUCKING GET HIM!. This guy even supports Chelsea he will want to play for us!, talented player.

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Alan Dzaegov last year of his contract right?, THEN FUCKING GET HIM!. This guy even supports Chelsea he will want to play for us!, talented player.

Yeah he should be a free agent this summer.

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Yeah he should be a free agent this summer.

If I'm not mistaken his contract expires at the end of the year because he's playing in Russia and their seasons go on different cycles than in European leagues. So maybe he wouldn't be free in the summer but with only 6 months left on his contract at most he would still be much cheaper than other options. Got to say I haven't seen enough of his games to tell if he's good enough for Chelsea but at least on Football Manager he turns out fine. :D

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If I'm not mistaken his contract expires at the end of the year because he's playing in Russia and their seasons go on different cycles than in European leagues. So maybe he wouldn't be free in the summer but with only 6 months left on his contract at most he would still be much cheaper than other options. Got to say I haven't seen enough of his games to tell if he's good enough for Chelsea but at least on Football Manager he turns out fine. :D

You are right sir. Is not the summer but at the end of the year.

http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/alan-dzagoev/profil/spieler_69683.html

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Alan Dzaegov, Cavani, modric, one RB for bosingwa replacement and we're gonna win the next season EPL title :P

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If AC Milan sell Pato for a cut price in the summer Chelsea should try and sign him. I know how the world works, if he leaves AC Milan he will never be injured again and will win the Ballon D'or. It is just God's sense of humour.

If he didn't get injured one million times a season who knows how good he could have been.

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