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Posts posted by Vesper

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  2. For Lukaku there is only Inter: Chelsea's attack rejected

    The Blues probe the center forward: salary of over 10 million. Attempt rejected, the Belgian wants to stay with the Nerazzurri


    The phone rang, and how it did if it did. After all, they still keep Lukaku's number in London, they haven't cancelled it. Romelu listened. He thanked that Chelsea who brought him to England in 2011. And he politely said no. Door closed, there is only Inter. It is the story of an offer, much more than a poll, received by the center forward. The proposal has arrived, direct and indirect signals tell this. The London club is looking for a center forward: the assault on Erling Haaland has not been successful, at least for the moment. And in the very limited notebook of the Blues there is obviously also the name of Lukaku. This explains the lunge attempt, with a double-digit salary, over 10 million per season. However, this attempt was immediately rejected in the bud by Romelu.



    Lukaku has no plans to leave Milan. He delivered the message to Chelsea, he also communicated it to Inter. The fact that he reiterated it even in the last few hours, after the first fruitful chats with Simone Inzaghi at the end of May, immediately after Antonio Conte's farewell, is the best possible sign for the Nerazzurri. There are at least two reasons behind this stance of the center forward. The first, the most important: Romelu, in addition to being happy in Milan, is grateful to the club that two years ago, these days, took him away from the Manchester United nightmare and from a championship in which he had entered a dead end tunnel, effectively blocking his career growth. The second reason: between Lukaku and the Premier there may no longer be a future. Because the return to England does not stimulate Romelu in absolute terms, he is not fascinated by the idea of returning to where he has already been, not even if he were to do so as a winner, as it would be in this case. In short, there is no strong motivational drive that distances him from Inter and Appiano, even in the presence of an important economic offer, well over the 7.5 million euros plus bonus he currently earns.

  3. On 29/07/2021 at 17:01, Vesper said:

    I would choose West Ham if I were him. His game is tailor-made for the EPL and the way West Ham play. He stays in London and is a sure starter for a team that has Euro footie.

    Kurt Zouma could scupper Chelsea’s chances of signing Jules Kounde - with the defender not keen on a move to Sevilla. The Blues are said to have offered Zouma as part of their £50million deal to sign the La Liga centre-back.



    I said so

  4. 9 minutes ago, Pizy said:

    Worth it still. Better than seeing him reunited with Sancho in Manchester next summer for a third of the price and haunting us for a decade. 

    in quid, with salary, t-fee, and add-ons/extortion payments

    that's around

    (for a 5 year contract)



  5. 2 hours ago, DH1988 said:

    We’ve seen everything from £130-£200m thrown around by everyone and their dog. Tiresome and it’s a real shame. Great fit for us.

    €150m on the barrelhead (that is Dortmund's cut) and they would sell. But we also have to pay the cunt Mino and also Håland's father. So it would take around €200m in toto. Plus a monster salary, and finally, that fucking escape hatch clause.

    I just don't see it happening.

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  6. 2 hours ago, Pizy said:


    This is even weirder, then. Gündo was arguably their best player last season and they’re spending £100m to buy someone to rotate with him?

    Pep is of course smarter than almost anyone out there but this is so puzzling.

    before the Euros, word was they wanted to sell Sterling and plug in Grealish there at LW

  7. https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/Chelsea-transfer-news-erling-haaland-24647089

    Borussia Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has all-but confirmed that Erling Haaland will be staying in Germany for the upcoming season.

    The Blues are keen on a move for the Norwegian but his £160million asking price is proving to be a stumbling block.

    Dortmund are not willing to budge on their valuation and it seems they wish to keep him for at least another year.

    Watzke said: "It is pretty clear to me that Erling Haaland will stay at Dortmund, just as Julian Brandt will remain.

    "I tend to say that every day but no one really seems to listen as I hear something new every week."


    70% and rising this (Håland coming here) is not happening

  8. 17 minutes ago, Jas said:

    The funny thing is West Ham don't really have money and if they want money, they would have to sell players. Good for them if they keep Rice but can their current squad cope with the extra burden of Europa League next season? Don't they still need a striker since Lingard is gone and Antonio is injury prone?

    Gold and Sullivan want to sell, and a new owner will likely have a shedload of cash.

    Yes, for sure they need a striker, but also need a CB and they deffo want Lingard, whom Manure want £30m for, but I think they will deffo accept less as he leaves on a free next summer.


    Ings (or Tammy)



    on that side (and keep Rice)

    and they are in really good shape even depth wise, and Aouar is out there for only £18m or so

  9. 7 minutes ago, Pizy said:

    Absolutely not worth 100m. But if we can somehow get that price down to between 60-75 I’d say he’s worth it. PL proven, only 22, homegrown, and a potential captain like personality. He could lock down a spot in our XI for a decade.

    We’ve got to have a player or multiple players that are of interest to WH as a makeweight.

    West Ham hold all the cards

    they have zero incentive to come down to £60-65m, which is the most I value Rice at (£50m + £10-15m English tax)

  10. 3 hours ago, Pizy said:

    I really don’t think Tchouameni looks all that impressive even in his “best bits” youtube highlights. Just looks like a solid, above average DM. The sort of player clubs like Everton, West Ham or Spuds would take a punt on and see if he develops further.

    Doesn’t really look to me like Chelsea first XI material.



    I watched full matches and he is deffo capable of becoming  a starter for us

    who do you want to see come in at DMF for us?


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  11. 55 minutes ago, MoroccanBlue said:

    Not that I agree with the valuation, Zouma has 2 years left on his contract and is a disposable player. Ben White has 3 years and is a valuable asset to Brighton. 

    If given the opportunity, no way Zouma chooses West Ham over Sevilla. 

    I would choose West Ham if I were him. His game is tailor-made for the EPL and the way West Ham play. He stays in London and is a sure starter for a team that has Euro footie.



    47 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, W1F 7JP



    Ever since it opened in Buenos Aires back in 2001, Sucre has wandered in and out of the World’s 50 Best Latin American list, pocketing dozens of other accolades along the way.

    And at last, it’s wandered in our direction.

    Now, two of the biggest big dogs of Argentina’s drinking & dining scene – chef Fernando Trocca & cocktail man Renato “Tato” Giovannoni – have taken over the the 310-year old building that was the London College of Music in Soho, which was already a huge and remarkably beautiful space to begin with. Probably something to do with acoustics. But either way,  that lily has then been further gilded with chandeliers made from over a thousand cut glass decanters, and elegant leather seating backed by mismatched Latin American textile patterns. It’s what other date spots dream about.


    To avoid the show runners stepping on each-other’s toes, it’s all been divided up into two distinct areas – a restaurant up top (Sucre) and a cocktail joint down below (Abajo) each with its own entrance & menu. So let’s start, as you likely will, with the restaurant. It’s all been essentially built around the kitchen, which has both a dramatic open fire pit, and a wood fired oven, all of which which sits at one end of the main dining area, as if overseeing everything.


    Freshly scorched over that charcoal fire pit, you can expect hearty monkfish tails draped in XO sauce and black beans, or juicy Iberico pork matambre (it’s like a stuffed steak); while out of the wood oven there’s tender lamb shoulder with romaine lettuce & preserved lemon, and a fragrant black fideuà (an Argentinean rice dish) with squid and paprika. Going alongside all of this, there’s everything from scallops with jalapeño, to roasted hispi cabbage & blue cheese, to fish stew with black garlic.


    Then there’s the cocktail bar, Abajo. It’s a little less dramatic, and a little more moody & cool. It’s similar to Tato Giovanonni’s other bar, with is currently ranked No.7 on the World’s 50 Best list. He’s kept the original wooden ceiling and the steel pillars that hold it all up (seems like a sensible idea) then enrobed it all in the trappings of an ’80s-era Buenos Aires cocktail bar. It’s dark, it’s sleek, it’s industrial, and it just oozes cool. There’s occasional live music, frequent vinyl, and inventive cocktails like the Something Orange, which blends corn liqueur with peanut and pumpkin chicha.

    You’ll make it disappear well before midnight.


    NOTE: Both Sucre & Abajo are open now. You can find out more, and make a booking at their website right HERE.

    Sucre | 47 Great Marlborough Street, W1F 7JP


  13. On 28/07/2021 at 13:39, Fernando said:

    Kounde is a good buy at this time. He is young and is a good passer. We have not have a good ball CB since David Luiz. 

    If he can defend a bit better then David Luiz then worth it. If not sell him since he is young. 

    I remember Ashley Cole was small as well and that didn't stop us from winning things. 

    After Kounde I assume the CM will be a big player, like Rice. I wonder if SMS is still good?

    Ashley Cole was a left back, NOT a CB

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