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  1. #161
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    Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy has completed his £52m transfer to Manchester City.

    The 23-year-old France left-back, who only joined Monaco from Marseille last summer, has signed a five-year deal with the club.

    Mendy is City's fifth major signing of the summer and takes their spending to more than £200m.

    "He is undoubtedly one of the world's best full-backs," said director of football Txiki Begiristain.

    He added that the player was the club's "number one target in this position".

    Mendy played 34 times for Monaco last season and helped them to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years.

    He is the Premier League club's fifth major signing of the summer following the recruitment of England international Kyle Walker (£45m), Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43m), Brazilian keeper Ederson Moraes (£35m) and defender Danilo from Real Madrid (£26.5m).

    They have sold left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, 31, to Roma for £4.5m.

    Who is Benjamin Mendy?Born in Longjumeau - a suburb of ParisSigned for Monaco in June 2016 for a reported £11mHas made four appearances for senior sideHas represented France's youth sides (under-16, 17, 18, 19 and 21)

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    Antalyaspor in talks with Arsenal over Jack Wilshere deal

    Antalyaspor are in talks with Arsenal over a move for Jack Wilshere, the Turkish club have confirmed.

    Wilshere, who has 12 months left on his current Arsenal deal, was the subject of an initial £6m offer from Serie A club Sampdoria last week, according to Sky in Italy.

    Antalyaspor president Ali Safak Ozturk has now revealed his interest in bringing the midfielder to the Turkish Super Lig, but Arsenal's demands may prove a stumbling block.

    "We made an enquiry and are in talks but Arsenal want a lot for Wilshere," he said.

    "It will be a difficult move to pull off."

    Wilshere spent last season on loan at Bournemouth but was forced to return to the Gunners early after fracturing his leg against Tottenham in April.

    The 25-year-old made 29 Premier League appearances for the Cherries in the 2016-17 campaign, though, contributing two assists.

    Arsene Wenger has said he expects Wilshere to stay at Arsenal and fight for first-team football.

    Source: http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...-wilshere-deal

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    BREAKING NEWS

    Well that was a swift response.

    Sky sources understand Swansea have rejected Everton's improved bid for Gylfi Sigurdsson.

    Paul Clement's side want £50m for the Iceland international.

    We understand Everton's rejected offer was worth £40m plus £5m in add-ons.

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    PEREZ WANTS ARSENAL EXIT

    Lucas Perez has reportedly told Arsenal he wants to leave after feeling "cheated" by the handing over of his No 9 shirt.

    The £17m signing still has hopes of earning a spot in Spain's squad for the 2018 World Cup, and - according to Spanish wesbite La Voz de Galicia - told Arsenal's transfer negotiator Dick Law of his desire to quit the Emirates.

    "I want to leave, to play and be happy," Perez told Law, according to La Voz de Galicia.
    "They [Arsenal] are not behaving well with me. The thing of taking the shirt number without telling me to give it to a companion [Alexandre Lacazette], it seems to me the last straw."

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    Chequebook Pep!

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    West Ham have completed the signing of former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez for £16 million, the Premier League club said on Monday.


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    Real Madrid closing in on £161m world record deal for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappé

    Real Madrid believe they are close to smashing the transfer world record for the 18-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappé, after reportedly reaching the basis of an agreement with Monaco that would see him head to the Santiago Bernabéu for a total fee of €180m (£161m). Monaco, though, have denied that they have agreed to the deal.

    The Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Madrid and Monaco had agreed, in principle, a deal worth €160m plus a further €20m in objectives. Although Monaco denied that to the French newspaper Nice Matin, sources at the Spanish club insist they are optimistic that a definitive deal is close. Mbappé would join on a six-year deal worth around €7m a year.

    Madrid have raised over €100m in sales this summer, with Álvaro Morata joining Chelsea and Danilo signing for Manchester City, while James Rodríguez has gone to Bayern Munich on loan. If the deal is finalised, it would mean that Monaco, who reached last year’s Champions League semi-final and won the French title, have made more than £300m in transfers. Among the 13 players who have already departed are Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy who joined City for £43.6m and £52m respectively, and Tiemoué Bakayoko, who cost Chelsea £39.7m,

    Zinedine Zidane admitted that he was a striker short following Morata’s departure, only to insist the next day that he was not requesting any signings. He did, though, add: “Anything can happen between now and 31 August”.

    It is not so much Morata’s departure that made Mbappé a target though; indeed, Morata’s determination to depart was based, in part, on the belief that not only did he have Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema ahead of him but that a move for the Monaco striker would follow. Florentino Pérez, the Madrid president, has made little secret of his liking for the Frenchman.

    Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Arsenal had all expressed an interest in the player, whose father has been handling negotiations. Although Mbappé’s preference was Real Madrid, the club he supports, there were doubts about the opportunities he would be given at the Bernabéu, despite assurances that he will play. He had been told that there would be departures that would facilitate his involvement as they sought to convince him.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...o-world-record


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    Mbappe should stay at Monaco for 1-2 more seasons, I think he will develop well there and the extra challenge will be there as lots of their star players have left. Real Madrid might be too big of a step up for him at his age.

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    Lol at Sidgursson being quoted at £50 million.

    Premier league teams have gone mad.

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    City have briefed tonight that they've bid £143M for Mbappe. They seem confident from their briefing that he'll join them.

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    Market is completely bonkers with absurd money being demanded for average players. £200 million for Neymar and £143 million for Mbappe! No club run by intelligent owners would even consider paying such stupid money for anyone. So far Everton have been the most effective in the transfer market signing some good players, if they sign Sidgursson for £50 million will be paying way over the top for him. Man City are spending money like water in their attempts to buy the Champions League next season. Chelsea have also made some very expensive signings as well where as Liverpool, Man Utd and Spurs have been somewhat reserved so far. Lacazette, Lakaku and Salah are expensive signings for these clubs, I feel they will all do well for their new clubs. Liverpool still chasing Van Dijk and Keita where as Barcelona officials are said to be in London trying to negotiate a £89 million deal for Coutinho, I will be devastated if we lose the little magician.


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    Virgil van Djik expected to join Liverpool from Southampton, says source close to player

    A source close to Virgil van Dijk expects him to be a Liverpool player by the end of the window, Sky sources understand.

    Liverpool ended their interest in Van Dijk after Southampton complained to the Premier League about an alleged illegal approach.

    They also apologised to Southampton.

    Liverpool's position has not changed since they issue a statement last month, which read: "Liverpool would like to put on record our regret over recent media speculation regarding Southampton Football Club and player transfers between the two clubs.

    There was no Virgil van Dijk for Southampton as they were held by Brentford at Griffin Park in pre-season

    "We apologise to the owner, board of directors and fans of Southampton for any misunderstanding regarding Virgil van Dijk. We respect Southampton's position and can confirm we have ended any interest in the player."

    We understand Van Dijk still wants to move to Liverpool. He has not gone on a Southampton training camp in France.

    There is no suggestion that Liverpool have done anything wrong since they apologised and ended their interest, while Southampton's position remains that Van Dijk is not for sale.

    Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested in the player.

    source: http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...lose-to-player

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    Chelsea target Virgil van Dijk, Antonio Candreva, Alex Sandro, Fernando Llorente

    Chelsea are targeting four big-name transfers in Virgil van Dijk, Antonio Candreva, Fernando Llorente and Alex Sandro.

    The Blues have spent £140m on Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger this summer and Antonio Conte is determined to bring in more re-enforcements for the Premier League champions.

    Netherlands centre-back Van Dijk remains both the wishlists of both Chelsea and Manchester City despite Southampton maintaining their stance that he is not for sale.

    Van Dijk wants to sign for Liverpool, who attempted to take him to Anfield earlier in the summer but were forced to drop their interest after Saints reported them to the Premier League for an alleged illegal approach.

    Conte has been chasing Juventus left-back Sandro all summer and will have to offer around £60m to have any chance of signing the Brazilian - something that would break the record for a defender once again this summer.

    Chelsea have already seen bids rejected by the Serie A champions, who are trying to get Sandro to sign a new contract, and general director Giuseppe Marotta said earlier this month that they do not want to sell any more of their best players after losing Leonardo Bonnucci to big-spending AC Milan.

    Chelsea are also interested in re-signing left-back Ryan Bertrand from Southampton, as well as their right-back Cedric Soares.

    Conte also wants another striker option despite the huge £70m outlay on Morata from Real Madrid, with Diego Costa told he can leave Stamford Bridge and expected to return to Atletico Madrid.

    Conte tried to sign Llorente from Swansea in January and they are trying to get the Spaniard again, with Conte having worked with him at Juventus during his three Serie A-title successes. Fernando Llorente was a star for Antonio Conte during his Serie A title triumphs.

    And Conte also likes right-winger Candreva having worked with him with the Italian national side. The Inter Milan star can play as a wing-back and Conte tried to sign him in January.

    Now 30 years old, Candreva would not let him for less than £20m and the player's agent has said that there is an 80 per cent chance Candreva will remain at the San Siro.

    source: http://www.skysports.com/transfer/ne...nando-llorente

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    Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho agrees terms to join Barcelona, according to reports in Spain
    - Barcelona are still to agree terms with Liverpool to sign Philippe Coutinho
    - The Catalan club hope Coutinho's potential arrival appeases an unhappy Neymar
    - Barcelona fear Liverpool could demand around £89m before considering a deal

    Philippe Coutinho has agreed terms with Barcelona over a move to La Liga this summer, according to Catalan Radio RAC1.
    It still leaves the Spanish side with the huge task of completing a deal with Liverpool who, as Sportsmail revealed last week, rejected an opening offer from Barcelona of 80m euros (£72m) for the Brazilian playmaker.
    Liverpool only agreed a new deal with Coutinho last season until 2022 and the 25-year-old remains a central part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the coming campaign.

    Barcelona directors travelled to London on Tuesday to tie things up with the player’s representatives and they will now go back to Liverpool with an improved offer.
    The Catalan club’s urgency to bring in Coutinho is linked to a desire to make Neymar change his mind about leaving Barcelona although a Coutinho transfer could still happen regardless of whether Neymar stays at the Camp Nou.
    The two players were friends as youth team players and one of Neymar’s gripes at Barcelona – and one of the key reasons why he has sought a move away from Spain this summer – is a feeling of being the last Brazilian standing at the Camp Nou.

    He wants the club to sign Brazilian players and publicly backed a move for Coutinho in the middle of last season.
    Barcelona fear Liverpool could hold out for as much as 100m euros (£89.5m) for Coutinho who played for Barcelona’s city rivals Espanyol before moving to Liverpool from Inter Milan in 2013.

    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...#ixzz4nwRhUMxB

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    Looks like a great time to change careers and become a football agent


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    From a Man Utd perspective, I can see us snapping up Matic and Perisic. Both will probably cost £100m. Not the greatest value AT ALL in my opinion, but Jose wants the solidity of Matic, and versatility of Perisic.

    Neymar to PSG looks even more likely as Barca line up offers for Coutinho. I can't see Countinho turning down Barca at all, but I'm sure Liverpool would want £80m+

    Still a lot more business I can see happening within the coming weeks.

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    I can see why Jose wants Perisic, he has a high work rate and can track back and play defensively in those games where we sit back and counter, can become a great wing back too.

    Not sure if we will get Matic unless we pay over the odds, will prefer we use Herrera as a holding MF.


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    Koeman says Barkley will leave this summer

    Ronald Koeman says he expects Ross Barkley to leave Everton despite a lack of offers for the midfielder.

    Barkley is currently out of pre-season training after surgery on his groin and will miss the start of Everton's Europa League campaign against Ruzomberok on Thursday night.

    The England international is in the final year of his deal and has made it clear he sees his future away from Goodison Park as Tottenham monitor his situation.

    And asked whether he "100 per cent" expects to lose Barkley, Koeman said: "Yes. Yeah.

    "His personal situation is not so difficult. We made a really good offer to sign a new contract, he declined that contract and told me he's looking for a new challenge.

    "It's his decision. I need to respect that and we'll see what happens, because I heard from the board that there's not really an offer on the table for Ross."

    Koeman has overseen plenty of incomings since the end of last season, Wayne Rooney rejoining a squad bolstered by the arrivals of Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez.

    The manager is not finished there: a £45m offer for Gylfi Sigurdsson was rejected by Swansea earlier this week, while a replacement is being sought for Ramiro Funes Mori, who is out for up to nine months.

    "I don't speak about names," Koeman said. "I think there's a lot of rumours in the press.

    "We lost Funes Mori with a knee injury and we're looking to replace him. We know we lost Romelu Lukaku. We bought Sandro Ramirez and we try to get another striker in, and maybe one more."

    Source: http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...-leave-everton

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    Barcelona confident on Coutinho

    Barcelona are increasingly confident they will be able to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool - especially if Neymar leaves, Sky sources understand.

    Barcelona are increasingly confident they will be able to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool - especially if Neymar leaves, Sky sources understand.

    The Catalan giants believe Liverpool would find it difficult to turn down an offer in the region of £89m (€100m).

    Barca also believe that although Coutinho loves Liverpool, a Brazilian player would find it difficult to turn down Barcelona.

    Liverpool's position has not changed - he is not for sale and he is staying.

    Liverpool are under no pressure to sell, especially because Coutinho signed a new five-year contract in January.

    Barcelona have already had a £72m bid turned down for the 25-year-old but are planning to return with an improved offer, Sky sources understand.

    Neymar is wanted by Paris Saint-Germain and Sky Sports News have been told there is a 90 per cent chance that deal could happen.

    Coutinho has developed into one of the top players in the Premier League during his five seasons at Anfield and is viewed as a viable replacement for his international team-mate at the Nou Camp.

    Source: http://www.skysports.com/transfer/ne...from-liverpool

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    WENGER ON ALEXIS FUTURE

    "He has flu, yes. I had him on text yesterday. He will come back as soon as possible and we were in touch with him and his doctor and he has no basic problem apart from the fact that he should come back tomorrow, but he comes back on Tuesday.

    "There’s no development, it’s always the same."

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    "NEYMAR TO LEAVE 'WITHIN DAYS'

    Neymar will leave Barcelona and make his long-protracted move to Paris Saint-Germain 'in a matter of days, according to European football expert Pete Jenson.

    Speaking on 5 Live's Football Daily Podcast, Jenson said: "I think Neymar is a matter of days before we put an end to this and he confirms he'll be playing at PSG next season. I'll be amazed if that deal doesn't happen."

    He added: "The original motivation of getting Coutinho was to keep Neymar happy. Neymar is not too pleased with the fact that Barcelona have been selling their Brazilian stars.

    "He wants to have a couple of Brazilian pals in the team and that's why there was that rather strange pursuit of Paulinho earlier in the sumer. That's the original motivation and the question then is, if Neymar is no longer still at the club, do they proceed?

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    Looks like Matic is coming to MU, rumors of medical being done. Maybe a decision Chelsea will regret in 10 months time.


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    I would be very surprised if Liverpool sold Coutinho this summer without a replacement in place. Thus far we have had a very bad transfer window unable to sign our two top targets Keita and Van Dijk. L'pool have had a good pre season with Salah, Mane, Coutinho and even Sturridge looking very impressive against Hertha Berlin yesterday but there are still major concerns at the back. If not Van Dijk then we must sign another defender. Going forward we look menacing with the pace of Sturridge, Mane and Salah offering many options. Keeping Sturridge fit would be like signing a £50 million forward. The main rumour is Sanchez wanting a move to Man City and Neymar on the verge of joining PSG for a world record fee.


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    Kya


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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    I would be very surprised if Liverpool sold Coutinho this summer without a replacement in place. Thus far we have had a very bad transfer window unable to sign our two top targets Keita and Van Dijk. L'pool have had a good pre season with Salah, Mane, Coutinho and even Sturridge looking very impressive against Hertha Berlin yesterday but there are still major concerns at the back. If not Van Dijk then we must sign another defender. Going forward we look menacing with the pace of Sturridge, Mane and Salah offering many options. Keeping Sturridge fit would be like signing a £50 million forward. The main rumour is Sanchez wanting a move to Man City and Neymar on the verge of joining PSG for a world record fee.
    We have a tremendous transfer window - yo can check it with the Yank's accountant. Never thought that those Yanks were serious about Kieta. Coutinho might not happen for different reason - he would like to join Neymar at PSG, who'll be over the limit of FFP. If it happens, those Yanks will make sure that it happens on last day, so that they can steal that money to USA & fans can't ask them to reinvest.

    These Yanks are extremely cunning - they are well aware of what Liverpool fans can do from Hick-Gillet experience; therefore they are playing tricks. After 4 years, we are in CL; and last 2 window, we had net profit. Also, they are £60mn+ richer this year for CL - they know that fans won't take it well if still Klopp plays 3/4 make shifts in his thin squad. Therefore, they had to do all these drama through paid media. Think about the bluff - we can only buy VVD, Mbappe, Kieta, Acensio .... or none fits into Klopp's system. Then they started to low ball offeres just to waste time. That tapping incident is also part of the game.

    Previous Yanks were evil but dumb; these Yanks are cunning as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    We have a tremendous transfer window - yo can check it with the Yank's accountant. Never thought that those Yanks were serious about Kieta. Coutinho might not happen for different reason - he would like to join Neymar at PSG, who'll be over the limit of FFP. If it happens, those Yanks will make sure that it happens on last day, so that they can steal that money to USA & fans can't ask them to reinvest.

    These Yanks are extremely cunning - they are well aware of what Liverpool fans can do from Hick-Gillet experience; therefore they are playing tricks. After 4 years, we are in CL; and last 2 window, we had net profit. Also, they are £60mn+ richer this year for CL - they know that fans won't take it well if still Klopp plays 3/4 make shifts in his thin squad. Therefore, they had to do all these drama through paid media. Think about the bluff - we can only buy VVD, Mbappe, Kieta, Acensio .... or none fits into Klopp's system. Then they started to low ball offeres just to waste time. That tapping incident is also part of the game.

    Previous Yanks were evil but dumb; these Yanks are cunning as well.
    It seems that Leipzig are the one who won't sell Keita at any price. Where as I am also suspicious about the owners for now I am giving them the benefit of the doubt. This is because Klopp looks relatively calm and happy insisting again that Coutinho is going nowhere. I will indeed be enraged if he is sold with the new season around the corner. If as expected we don't sign Keita and Van Dijk due to them being unavailable we still need to bring in defensive reinforcements in particular. I am not buying this rubbish of Van Dijk being the only quality centre back left in the world!.

    Bottom line is if we dont bring in more quality signings by the 31st of Augsy then these Americans must be forced out as well!


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    Chelsea interested in Drinkwater

    Chelsea are interested in signing Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, according to Sky sources.

    The England international is one of the midfielders the Premier League champions are looking at as a possible replacement for Nemanja Matic, who has been sold to Manchester United for £40m.

    Chelsea have already bought Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, but Blues manager Antonio Conte wants to sign another midfielder.

    The Italian has already asked Bayern Munich about signing Renato Sanches and Drinkwater is also on his list of targets.

    However, Leicester are under no pressure to sell Drinkwater and he is not for sale, having signed a new four-year contract last summer.

    The 27-year-old was an integral part of the Leicester team that won the title in 2015-16 and his performances earned him a call-up to the England squad in March 2016.

    N'Golo Kante, who partnered Drinkwater in that title-winning Leicester midfield, joined Chelsea last summer for £30m and has enjoyed great success at Stamford Bridge.

    The Frenchman was a member of the Premier League-winning team for the second season in a row and won the PFA and FWA Player of the Year awards.

    Drinkwater aside, Chelsea's other midfield targets include Everton's Ross Barkley and Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    Source: http://www.skysports.com/share/10969324

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    Iheanacho set for Leicester medical

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    Just seen Liverpool easily wallop Bayern 3-0 in a very impressive performance. My concern was still the shaky defence and the lack of a holding midfielder to guard the back four. Should not have sold Lucas Leiva if a replacement was not already in place. Sturridge again seems to be injured after scoring in what was a very neat finish. Where as our starting eleven is amongst the best in the EPL after that we still appear to be on thin ice. If not Keita and Van Dijk who both seem unavailable no matter how much money we offer then able replacements need to be signed. Other teams will also be interested in Keita in twelve months when he will apparently be available for £48 million. Can't take that risk waiting for a signing that very well may not happen.


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    Neymar has been given permission to leave Barcelona as he looks set to join Paris St-Germain in a 222m euro (£198m) deal.

    The Brazilian, 25, told his team-mates at training on Wednesday that he wanted to leave the Spanish giants.

    He was then given permission by manager Ernesto Valverde not to train and to "sort out his future".

    The forward's release clause is 222m euros, which PSG are understood to be ready to pay.

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    Remember the days when there was article after articles that said there was animosity between Ronaldo and Bale because they both wanted the limelight. And sport were gushing about how MSN were best buddies off the field and both Neymar and Suarez accepted Messi as the alpha. Fast forward, MSN is the one being broken up for the same reason they were laughing at Bale/Ronaldo for

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    After losing on penalties to Atletico Madrid it is obvious that Liverpool still need more quality in the side. We looked ineffective without Coutinho in particular. Our first eleven can compete with anyone but after that we are still way short compared to other top sides. Only major signing being Salah is simply not good enough, need a defender and holding midfielder as well. Any change left over then throw in a new keeper too. The clock is ticking now as the transfer deadline approaches. Owners, get the money out!


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    They should try upping their bid by £1.


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    Crazy money. Neymar will be earning close to a whooping half a million ££££ every week. That would be more then what most people earn in a lifetime. PSG's Arab owners will probably continue spending money like water saying they want to dominate European Football. Just hope Barcalona don't sign Coutinho as a replacement.


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    Just seen the Chelsea-Arsenal match. Chelsea seem short of players and need to bulk up their squad with some signings before the window closes. They have Champions League this season to worry about as well. Man City seem to be the strongest side in the EPL at the moment.


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    Strong rumours that Liverpool have accepted £90 million from Barcelona for Coutinho against the wishes of Jurgen Klopp. You heard it here first if the transfer goes ahead. Ignore this mail if it doesn't happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    Strong rumours that Liverpool have accepted £90 million from Barcelona for Coutinho against the wishes of Jurgen Klopp. You heard it here first if the transfer goes ahead. Ignore this mail if it doesn't happen
    Coutinho is gone - may be those Yanks parasites will delay it till last day, so that there is not enough time to reinvest & they can steal the money to USA. And, if Can doesn't sign a new deal, he is gone as well - those Yanks won't risk him losing for nothing next year.

    Interestingly, Klopp didn't want to lose PC & he must have his chats done with him - it's not that PC has asked for a transfer request, rather those Yanks are selling him because they have got the chance to make OTT money. And, they'll sell Mane or Firmino is someone offers over their valuation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Coutinho is gone - may be those Yanks parasites will delay it till last day, so that there is not enough time to reinvest & they can steal the money to USA. And, if Can doesn't sign a new deal, he is gone as well - those Yanks won't risk him losing for nothing next year.

    Interestingly, Klopp didn't want to lose PC & he must have his chats done with him - it's not that PC has asked for a transfer request, rather those Yanks are selling him because they have got the chance to make OTT money. And, they'll sell Mane or Firmino is someone offers over their valuation.
    Unlike Conte, Klopp has full control of transfers. Our board has lost the plot, selling/loaning 20 players (key ones like Matic against Conte's beliefs) and has brought in 4-6 new players including players returning from loan. This means that we only have 6 home-grown players and we currently have around 16-17 first team players. Unless we buy 2 wingbacks. a midfielder and either a CB or winger we'll struggle badly to compete. Coutinho will only leave if Klopp believes that the final offer is worth selling him for. Conte would have said the same about Matic with Bakayoko injured but the board sold him anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WC-Passion View Post
    Unlike Conte, Klopp has full control of transfers. Our board has lost the plot, selling/loaning 20 players (key ones like Matic against Conte's beliefs) and has brought in 4-6 new players including players returning from loan. This means that we only have 6 home-grown players and we currently have around 16-17 first team players. Unless we buy 2 wingbacks. a midfielder and either a CB or winger we'll struggle badly to compete. Coutinho will only leave if Klopp believes that the final offer is worth selling him for. Conte would have said the same about Matic with Bakayoko injured but the board sold him anyway.
    CFC hasn't finished their business yet - they have off loaded players to free money under FFP. Also, unlike Liverpool, their First XI is world class - Conte got out smarted by Mou for Lukaku, hence has bought Morata (who was good under him at Juve) as a replacement of Costa. Still 4 weeks to go & I am sure he'll bring couple of players.

    If I look at CFC's match day squad (18 players), this is what at his hand now (excluding Remy, but keeping Costa still - if he leaves, someone'll come)

    2 GK: Courtois, (1 on Bench - Eduardo)
    6 Back Line: Azpilicueta, Alonso, Luiz, Cahil (2 on bench - Rudigar, Christiansen)
    2 DM/CM : Kante, Bakayoko
    3/4 Winger/Wide Midfielder : Hazard, Willan (2 on bench - Pedro, Moses)
    2/1 AM/2nd Forward - Cecs (1 on bench - Pedro, he can play in both wide or central role, or can exchange position with Hazard)
    3 Forward : Costa (2 on bench - Morata, Batshuyai)

    If you ask me, that's absolutely fantastic Match day squad. May be only thin spot in CM/Dm, where Matic probably wanted to leave because normally teams doesn't rotate their CM/DM pair, neither much substitution, and Matic knows that he won't start ahead of the French International pair. That's probably only soft spot as of now, but CFC has several MF on loan - one can be called back for a short notice before January. Moreover, I am sure Conte will bring couple of players for bottom half, if Costa leaves (not if, when), he'll bring a CF as well - may be Dyabala or Bellotti.

    Compared to that, look at what our Yanks have done - sold Leiva (because he was charging 85K + bonus per week), isolated our best (most expensive definitely) CB Sakho, now trying to dodge Can & sell Coutinho .... then their beloved Manager is spouting rubbish like Moreno & Milnar are like new signing!!!!!!!!

    The difference with every team (top 6) and LFC is that, all of them had a very settled starting XI, may be not the best reserves (for CFC), but we had Lallana, Henderson, Human mommy Sturridge, Left Back Milner, Clyne, Lovren, Origi & Mignolet to start .......... then kids on bench, who should have been on loan in Championship. And, this is after last 3 net positive windows and those Yanks implementing a strict wage cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    Coutinho is gone - may be those Yanks parasites will delay it till last day, so that there is not enough time to reinvest & they can steal the money to USA. And, if Can doesn't sign a new deal, he is gone as well - those Yanks won't risk him losing for nothing next year.

    Interestingly, Klopp didn't want to lose PC & he must have his chats done with him - it's not that PC has asked for a transfer request, rather those Yanks are selling him because they have got the chance to make OTT money. And, they'll sell Mane or Firmino is someone offers over their valuation.
    I will believe his departure when it happens. Until then they are just rumours so I am giving the American's the benefit of the doubt. By selling him against Klopp's wishes they could end up losing the current manager as well. Coutinho is not gone yet, speak if and when it actually happens.


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    Van Dijk has handed in a transfer request with Liverpool and Chelsea both interested in signing him. Southampton now have to make a decision if they are willing to sell or if would they rather keep an unhappy player. With Liverpool being his preferred destination if we can sign him and keep Coutinho it won't be a disastrous summer of transfer activity. Worst scenario would be if we lost Coutinho and were unable to sign Keita and/or Van Dijk. With Lallana out for three months we are already starting the new season on the back foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    CFC hasn't finished their business yet - they have off loaded players to free money under FFP. Also, unlike Liverpool, their First XI is world class - Conte got out smarted by Mou for Lukaku, hence has bought Morata (who was good under him at Juve) as a replacement of Costa. Still 4 weeks to go & I am sure he'll bring couple of players.

    If I look at CFC's match day squad (18 players), this is what at his hand now (excluding Remy, but keeping Costa still - if he leaves, someone'll come)

    2 GK: Courtois, (1 on Bench - Eduardo)
    6 Back Line: Azpilicueta, Alonso, Luiz, Cahil (2 on bench - Rudigar, Christiansen)
    2 DM/CM : Kante, Bakayoko
    3/4 Winger/Wide Midfielder : Hazard, Willan (2 on bench - Pedro, Moses)
    2/1 AM/2nd Forward - Cecs (1 on bench - Pedro, he can play in both wide or central role, or can exchange position with Hazard)
    3 Forward : Costa (2 on bench - Morata, Batshuyai)

    If you ask me, that's absolutely fantastic Match day squad. May be only thin spot in CM/Dm, where Matic probably wanted to leave because normally teams doesn't rotate their CM/DM pair, neither much substitution, and Matic knows that he won't start ahead of the French International pair. That's probably only soft spot as of now, but CFC has several MF on loan - one can be called back for a short notice before January. Moreover, I am sure Conte will bring couple of players for bottom half, if Costa leaves (not if, when), he'll bring a CF as well - may be Dyabala or Bellotti.

    Compared to that, look at what our Yanks have done - sold Leiva (because he was charging 85K + bonus per week), isolated our best (most expensive definitely) CB Sakho, now trying to dodge Can & sell Coutinho .... then their beloved Manager is spouting rubbish like Moreno & Milnar are like new signing!!!!!!!!

    The difference with every team (top 6) and LFC is that, all of them had a very settled starting XI, may be not the best reserves (for CFC), but we had Lallana, Henderson, Human mommy Sturridge, Left Back Milner, Clyne, Lovren, Origi & Mignolet to start .......... then kids on bench, who should have been on loan in Championship. And, this is after last 3 net positive windows and those Yanks implementing a strict wage cap.
    Morata actually never played under Conte at Juventus in a competitive match, IIRC, Conte left after have a massive disagreement with the board before the start of the season,which is why Morata was saying that "It was destiny" to play for Chelsea under Conte rather than United under Mourinho.

    Caballero, Courtois and Eduardo is fine. Our CB options are good too, especially with the Christensen coming back from loan and Rudiger signing from Roma. However we lack depth in the wing-back areas, Rudiger can play at RWB and Azpilicueta can play at LWB/RWB too however when playing there they don't provide the attacking factor that Alonso and Moses can do which is a problem.

    Kenedy is still at the club but he's most likely going to leave. If Juventus get in Spinazzola, I believe we can probably just about get in Sandro through the door, however it will be very difficult considering the fact that it'll probably take a £65m bid.

    DM/CM is lacking, Baker is most likely going back out on loan and so with that young American kid Scott, so it will be just Cesc, Kante and Bakayoko which is not good enough going into a campaign battling for 4 competitions.

    Drinkwater, Barkley and Ox would all be OK but we still haven't put in a bid for either of those yet which is worrying. Cesc can play as an inside forward but honestly I think the fact that we're so lacking at CM means he won't play there, unless we sign VVD which could mean that David Luiz plays in the DM role.

    I highly doubt we'll get Dybala or Belotti, considering the fact that Juventus have said they'll not accept any offer for Dybala and that AC Milan have had a bid of 70m + Niang and Paletta rejected by Torino for Belotti which is quite frankly absurd.

    Interestingly enough, no positive news has came from Milan or Athletico Madrid, the managers and sporting directors of those clubs don't have a lot of faith in the deal (for Costa) happening.

    Leiva's been sold because he wasn't happy with the amount of gametime he was getting last season, not just because of wages, and with Coutinho moving into a midfield role he would get even less time. It's similar to the Matic situation, because it's a terrible move to sell him but you can see why it happened.

    IIRC, Sakho was isolated by Klopp himself for disciplinary issues on the 15/16 pre-season tour, only Klopp is to blame there and not your board. The Can situation I agree with you on, I'm not sure why Liveprool don't just give him the new contract with the wages he wants, because otherwise he'll end up leaving on a free for Juventus.

    I'd say Liverpool have a very settled XI, Mane, Firmino and Salah as a interchangable front 3, with Coutinho, Wijnaldum (because Lallana is injured) and Henderson in midfield. Then you have Robertson, Matip, Lovren and Clyne as a back 4 and then Mingolet in goal.

    I'm not sure what you're trying to say here, are you saying that Lallana, Henderson, Sturridge etc should not be in XI anymore and players should have been brought in to replace them in the recent transfer windows? Because I think that's very harsh, especially to say that about Lallana and Henderson who were very good last season.

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    If this deal happens, does Coutinho stay? Or are Barca going to try and sign both...


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    Man Utd were never going to get Bale to begin with. He would probably cost as much if not more then Ronaldo who Mourinho said they could not sign because it made no economic sense. The Coutinho and Van Di stories have gone all quiet again. I don't think Southampton will sell Van Dijk to us after we took Lovren, Lallana and Mane from them. They must be rightfully sick of Liverpool taking their best players like we are of Barcelona so will most likely sell to Chelsea or Man City if the came in for him. Everton have been the most active club in the transfer market, they are now on the brink of signing Sigurdsson for £50 million. After tonights defeat by Real Madrid in the European Super Cup Mourinho has more or less given up on signing Bale. Lakaku looks good for Man Utd already although they were well beaten today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad10 View Post

    If Barcelona raise the price of the bid by £40m it'll be interesting to see if Liverpool reject it.

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    If Barcelona raise the price of the bid by £40m it'll be interesting to see if Liverpool reject it.
    I think they would accept it. I'm sure @MMHS agrees...


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    I think they would accept it. I'm sure @MMHS agrees...
    They really shouldn't. They should force Barcelona to pay £150m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WC-Passion View Post
    They really shouldn't. They should force Barcelona to pay £150m.
    Yes, why not? I reckon he's easily worth three Kyle Walkers...


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    PC is at most a 70mn player - that too because of his inflated market. LFC fans over hype him, because our next superstar is a Senegal starter. But, PC is inconsistent, and not physically strongest. He scores some good goals, but I can bet none in EPL blows more Hollywood shots into stands than PC. Compared to Hazard, Pogba, KDB or Ozil, he isn't that special and he doesn't start for what has to be one of the weakest ever Brazilian team. Now days, I need to hit Wiki, to know who is in that Brazil team apart from Neymar!!!!!!!!

    But, Barca is 200mn richer and more than anything else, they need something to chill down their fans, otherwise they won't have even made an offer. I am not sure where that 90mn is coming, as last I knew it's 75mn+15mn add on - if they really offer 100mn, I am sure our Yanks 'll run to the bank & pay PC's air fair for his earliest medical. Still, 23 days to go & I believe they'll sell PC at the dead end, so that the money can be kept for future

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    We can't let Coutinho bhai move now as it is to near the start of the season and closing of the transfer window. Whilst appreciating that Neymar's sale has effected things nonetheless if Barcelona wanted him so badly they should have made a bid for him much earlier. Another problem for Liverpool is if we sell Coutinho for say £100 million other teams will want a lot more money for any players we bid for as a replacement knowing we are cash rich. Then there is no guarantee that any new signing will be as good as Coutinho bhai. With Lallana out for three months and Emre Can supposedly a target for Juventus we are short in midfield as it is. Best thing would be for Liverpool to agree a deal with Barcelona over Coutinho's transfer for next season. They get their player, Coutinho gets his dream move, we get great money and have plenty of time to find a replacement.
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    Ousmane Dembele: Dortmund reject Barcelona bid as forward misses training

    Borussia Dortmund have rejected a bid from Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele - and the player has been suspended and fined for missing training on Thursday.

    The German club confirmed they met Barca representatives but the offer for the 20-year-old did not meet their valuation of the France international.

    They added that Dembele moving to the Spanish side is "not currently likely".

    Head coach Peter Bosz said the club had been unable to contact the player but later confirmed he was in Dortmund.

    The Bundesliga side said Dembele, who has been capped seven times by France, has been suspended until Monday.

    He is reportedly a £135m target for Barcelona as a replacement for Brazil forward Neymar, who they sold to Paris St-Germain for a world record fee of £200m last week.

    Dortmund signed Dembele on a five-year deal from Rennes in May 2016.

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    PSG are signing Mbappe for 180M.

    So that's 400M on two players.

    Qatari's have gone mad !

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    Barca seems to think that throwing money will get them whoever they want. They were caught unprepared selling Neymar like they did thinking the deal would not go through for one reason or another. Firstly, players like Coutinho are on long terms contracts that contain no clause that would allow him an exit. Knowing that Barca have £200 million for Neymar if I was Klopp that is what I would demand for Coutinho. LFC fans like me can relax as as our star player is going nowhere at least not this season. I am so looking forward in seeing Coutinho, Sturridge when fit, Mane, Salah and Firmino turn it on this season. As post 218 says Dortmund have also rejected Barca's bid for Dembele, they have a good chance of signing Mpabbe as he seems available.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    PC is at most a 70mn player - that too because of his inflated market. LFC fans over hype him, because our next superstar is a Senegal starter. But, PC is inconsistent, and not physically strongest. He scores some good goals, but I can bet none in EPL blows more Hollywood shots into stands than PC. Compared to Hazard, Pogba, KDB or Ozil, he isn't that special and he doesn't start for what has to be one of the weakest ever Brazilian team. Now days, I need to hit Wiki, to know who is in that Brazil team apart from Neymar!!!!!!!!

    But, Barca is 200mn richer and more than anything else, they need something to chill down their fans, otherwise they won't have even made an offer. I am not sure where that 90mn is coming, as last I knew it's 75mn+15mn add on - if they really offer 100mn, I am sure our Yanks 'll run to the bank & pay PC's air fair for his earliest medical. Still, 23 days to go & I believe they'll sell PC at the dead end, so that the money can be kept for future
    He does start for Brazil, not sure where you're getting that from. I'm sure you can recognise Gabriel Jesus, Felipe Luis, Danilo, Miranda, Thiago Silva etc. The only real strange ones are Elias, Renato Augusto, Paulinho and Guiliano who all performed well in their respective leagues. They're top of the qualifying group and easily beat Argentina and Uruguay so I wouldn't say they're weak.

    I personally believe £100m is not enough, only Mbappe figures (£160m-£170m) will convince Liverpool to sell Coutinho. In a non-inflated market Coutinho is probably worth around £50-55m but that doesn't matter at all with the TV deals getting juicer year on year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WC-Passion View Post
    He does start for Brazil, not sure where you're getting that from. I'm sure you can recognise Gabriel Jesus, Felipe Luis, Danilo, Miranda, Thiago Silva etc. The only real strange ones are Elias, Renato Augusto, Paulinho and Guiliano who all performed well in their respective leagues. They're top of the qualifying group and easily beat Argentina and Uruguay so I wouldn't say they're weak.

    I personally believe £100m is not enough, only Mbappe figures (£160m-£170m) will convince Liverpool to sell Coutinho. In a non-inflated market Coutinho is probably worth around £50-55m but that doesn't matter at all with the TV deals getting juicer year on year.
    I know most Brazil A & U20 as well, but that was not my point.

    In this market, you can't tell what's the logical price of which player, because most managers are forced buying. Rich people has come into football and they are pushing Managers to buy instant results - so even manager like Pep is throwing 54mn for Walker, because it improves his starting XI, be it marginally.

    Bacra are 200mn richer and they have to do something for their 98K sell-out gate every week - so they might get crazy like, 85mn + Raktic, or 135mn last offer, but PC isn't worth what is quoted around. Even last year, his price wasn't more than 35-38mn, but Mourinho started to spoil the market and now Pep has completely gone crazy. Just notice, we are reading lots of rumors, but apart from PSG and English Clubs, hardly anyone has paid that crazy and Lecazzete cost 47 mn, may be 4/5 more based on appearance. Even Bayern wasn't ready to pay 60mn for James, therefore I can't see apart from Barca, anyone paying more than 70mn for PC, that too with partial performance clause in this market.


    Surprised to notice Chelsea's situation - Conte might leave before May, after winning EPL in 1st season!!!! I think, behind screen, Abravomovic has lost his love affair with Putin & pulled rush on his cheque book. At present situation, CFC has no chance to compete with Manchester Clubs, while if we fail to sell PC & bring VVD, CFC would struggle finish in top 4, because Arsenal is also much better this year and CFC is in Europe this year.

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    Philippe Coutinho hands in Liverpool transfer request after Barcelona bids

    Philippe Coutinho has issued Liverpool with an official transfer request following the owners' statement that he is not for sale, according to Sky sources.

    Liverpool have denied receiving any such request and on Friday morning, Fenway Sports Group released a statement saying "no offers will be considered" for Barcelona target Coutinho this summer, with Jurgen Klopp backing the owners' sentiments.

    Sky Sports News understands Liverpool have so far rejected two bids from Barcelona for the Brazil international, with the latest offer worth up to £90.4m.

    Later on Friday, a close family member of Coutinho's told Sky Sports News: "Philippe has tried very hard to find an amicable solution to this situation but to no avail.

    "He has tremendous love for the club and its fans, but like Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez have pointed out in the past, Liverpool does not let its players leave on amicable terms."

    It is understood Barcelona are prepared to pay up to £110m for Coutinho, who signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at Liverpool in January, but FSG's statement had seemed to clear up his future.

    "The club's definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes," the FSG statement read, issued prior to Coutinho's transfer request.

    Klopp remained adamant the Liverpool owners' stance on Coutinho was final when speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday - ahead of the club's Premier League opener against Watford on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League.

    "When FSG say something like this it is 100 per cent clear," said Klopp. "You can read it and there is nothing else to say about it."

    Klopp confirmed Coutinho will miss the game against Watford through injury and is doubtful for the Champions League first-leg qualifier against Hoffenheim in midweek.

    Barcelona have also seen their £82m-plus-add-ons offer turned down for Dortmund's Dembele, according to Sky in Germany, and Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Balague believes the Spanish club will have to choose between their two targets.

    "Barcelona have been on the back foot a bit, they thought PSG could not buy Neymar," Balague told Sky Sports News. "Then they thought they could negotiate a price, which meant they could get some players from PSG to Barcelona.

    "Then all of a sudden they saw this cheque of 222m euros. So now they've been very publicly negotiating for Dembele and Coutinho, I don't think they can afford both of them.

    "In fact, Coutinho was not a transfer target before Neymar because they feel that he is a forward more than a midfielder. With Neymar going, everything has changed."

    http://www.skysports.com/transfer/ne...barcelona-bids


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    It won't happen but arsenal should really pounce on Virgil Van Dijk.
    They have the money to do so.

    People may say we have heaps of centre backs but let's look at them

    1. Holding -great future but still a kid
    2. Chambers - looks to be on his way out
    3. Gabriel, he is a loveable maniac but Arsenal are listening to bids for him, not good enough to be first choice
    4. Mertesacker- retiring end of year
    5. Laurent - needs daily injections, injury prone , aging
    6. Mustafi - still think he will come good but not top quality yet

    Signing VVD will make sense in the short term as well as long term. This is a massive opportunity that arsenal will probably miss


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    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad10 View Post
    Philippe Coutinho has issued Liverpool with an official transfer request following the owners' statement that he is not for sale, according to Sky sources.

    Liverpool have denied receiving any such request and on Friday morning, Fenway Sports Group released a statement saying "no offers will be considered" for Barcelona target Coutinho this summer, with Jurgen Klopp backing the owners' sentiments.

    Sky Sports News understands Liverpool have so far rejected two bids from Barcelona for the Brazil international, with the latest offer worth up to £90.4m.

    Later on Friday, a close family member of Coutinho's told Sky Sports News: "Philippe has tried very hard to find an amicable solution to this situation but to no avail.

    "He has tremendous love for the club and its fans, but like Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez have pointed out in the past, Liverpool does not let its players leave on amicable terms."

    It is understood Barcelona are prepared to pay up to £110m for Coutinho, who signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at Liverpool in January, but FSG's statement had seemed to clear up his future.

    "The club's definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes," the FSG statement read, issued prior to Coutinho's transfer request.

    Klopp remained adamant the Liverpool owners' stance on Coutinho was final when speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday - ahead of the club's Premier League opener against Watford on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League.

    "When FSG say something like this it is 100 per cent clear," said Klopp. "You can read it and there is nothing else to say about it."

    Klopp confirmed Coutinho will miss the game against Watford through injury and is doubtful for the Champions League first-leg qualifier against Hoffenheim in midweek.

    Barcelona have also seen their £82m-plus-add-ons offer turned down for Dortmund's Dembele, according to Sky in Germany, and Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Balague believes the Spanish club will have to choose between their two targets.

    "Barcelona have been on the back foot a bit, they thought PSG could not buy Neymar," Balague told Sky Sports News. "Then they thought they could negotiate a price, which meant they could get some players from PSG to Barcelona.

    "Then all of a sudden they saw this cheque of 222m euros. So now they've been very publicly negotiating for Dembele and Coutinho, I don't think they can afford both of them.

    "In fact, Coutinho was not a transfer target before Neymar because they feel that he is a forward more than a midfielder. With Neymar going, everything has changed."

    http://www.skysports.com/transfer/ne...barcelona-bids


    Yanks have got the situation exactly where they wanted - now most LFC fans (sorry to say, most of local ones are idiots roaming around Liverpool pubs) will curse Countinho & then Klopp for his stubbornness (for not buying players outside his list). But, truth is those Yanks are playing cards like politicians - they were always, I repeat always willing to sell anyone bringing OTT fee. Here they have played the cards even better - many LFC fans and analysts around globe has blasted those Yanks for 3 consecutive net positive widows and before that they sold Suarez & Sterling; while in that period every year they have been out spent by Everton. Now, this time those big mouths have spread gossip of 200mn - they can't steal this money to USA straight; so they have deliberately waited to buy time - now, there is genuinely no enough time to bring a player capable of replacing PC. RB Leipzig is a 10 years old club - they successfully stopped Kieta & they sticked to it. Our Yanks have just delayed to stop buying expensive players. They could have easily told Barca on the day of Neymar's signing - this is what you need to pay .... but that gives Klopp 10 more days.
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    Can see him going for double that in a season or 2, surprised more big teams are not jumping on him. Probably his lack of mobility that puts them off


    In other news Gabriel to Valencia seems almost confirmed. Gives me false hope that Arsenal will go for van Dijk , doubt it but i can dream


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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    Can see him going for double that in a season or 2, surprised more big teams are not jumping on him. Probably his lack of mobility that puts them off


    In other news Gabriel to Valencia seems almost confirmed. Gives me false hope that Arsenal will go for van Dijk , doubt it but i can dream
    Its quite weird, when the market wasnt inflated, they were asking £40-50M for him, now in an inflated market hes going for £30M


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    Its quite weird, when the market wasnt inflated, they were asking £40-50M for him, now in an inflated market hes going for £30M
    Gabriel isn't good honestly he loses his head too much and has got no intelligence either. £20m max is the price any club should pay for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WC-Passion View Post
    Gabriel isn't good honestly he loses his head too much and has got no intelligence either. £20m max is the price any club should pay for him.
    He was probably talking about William Carvalho (£30m).

    On the other hand, Gabriel looks set for a £10m move.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WC-Passion View Post
    Gabriel isn't good honestly he loses his head too much and has got no intelligence either. £20m max is the price any club should pay for him.
    William Carvalho


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    Can't believe Liverpool rejected over £100 million for PC. He's not even worth that amount, Liverpool could use that money to buy a CB and a striker which would strengthen there team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad10 View Post

    He seems to be a highly rated young defender. This is the sort of signing the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona desperately need in order to strengthen their defences.


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    Manchester City's Samir Nasri set to join Antalyaspor after Sevilla loan

    Manchester City's Samir Nasri has arrived in Turkey to finalise a transfer to Super Lig side Antalyaspor.

    Pep Guardiola last month told Nasri he was free to negotiate a move having spent last season on loan at Sevilla in La Liga.

    The France midfielder was pictured on his arrival in Turkey on Sunday as a group of Antalyaspor supporters gathered to welcome him.

    Among his team-mates at the Super Lig club will be Samuel Eto'o and former France team-mate Jeremy Menez.

    Nasri, 30, joined City from Arsenal in 2011 and went on to win Premier League titles under Roberto Mancini and Mauricio Pellegrini.

    But he left the Etihad for Sevilla last summer following Guardiola's arrival - against the wishes of the new manager - where he made 22 appearances and scored two goals in Spanish top flight.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...r-sevilla-loan


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    Leeds Boss Confirms Club Have Accepted £15m Bid for Chris Wood From Burnley

    Since Andre Gray jumped ship to Watford in a deal supposedly worth £18m, Burnley have been in the market for a replacement striker and have targeted Leeds United's Chris Wood as the ideal candidate.

    According to Sky Sports' Twitter account, the Clarets are now one step closer to landing the 25-year-old, after United's manager Thomas Christiansen disclosed that his club have indeed accepted a £15m bid from Burnley for Wood, who is one of the Championship's most prolific hit-men.

    Fire power is what Sean Dyche is desperate to add to his squad to aid the likes of Sam Vokes in particular, and the Whites' New Zealand international surfaces as a player who will undoubtedly offer the Premier League outfit goals, if they're successful in their pursuit, that is.

    Wood managed to notch 30 goals in all competitions last term, with 27 of those strikes coming on a domestic league stage, making him one of the most prolific attackers in England across every division.

    Leeds will be more than reluctant to let their star man leave Elland Road this summer, although with the money gained from Wood's sale they could reinvest the fee wisely, meaning that losing his services could actually be beneficial.

    The promise of Premier League football would also be too much for Wood to turn down if given the opportunity, and Burnley would act as a worthy stepping stone in his career as he continues to progress from strength to strength.

    https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/08/20...s-wood-burnley


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