[RUMOUR] January Transfers

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by hornetboy1, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    With the winter transfer window fast approaching, here's a list of players we have been linked with so far:-

    Filip Stuparevic - striker from Voždovac for around £3m. Age:18. Looks like this is someone we have already signed.

    Mateo Musacchio - Centre back from AC Milan. Age: 27. As much as I would like to see it, he's now in the AC Milan first team and he's under contract until 2021, so therefore an unlikely transfer.

    Hector Herrera - Central midfield from FC Porto. Age: 28. His contract expired in June 2019, however, it appears that Roma will be his next club. An unlikely transfer to us.

    Gary Cahill - Centre back from Chelsea. Age: 32. Only a fringe player at Chelsea now and is out of contract at the end of the season. This one could actually happen, as I don't see too many clubs queuing up for him, however, the big stumbling would be wages. He would have to take a fairly big hit I suspect, so for that reason I think it's an outside bet at best.

    Fedor Chalov - Striker from CSKA Moscow. Age: 20. Sounds like there could be a chance that this one that could actually happen.

    Emiliano Sala - Striker from Nantes. Age: 28. He's got 18 months on his contract, so there could be some possibility that Nantes would be looking to cash in, however, because he's having such a good season I think it's unlikely we'd be able to sign him for the price we'd be looking to get him for.

    Diego Demme - Defensive midfielder from RB Leipzig. Age:26. Under contract until June 2021, so I think this one is unlikely. Ironically he was born in Herford!! Must be an omen surely?

    Milad Mohammadi - Left back from Akhmat Grozny. Age: 25. Contract expires at the end of the season, so makes me think it's a possibility even though it's not a position that I would expect we need cover for right now.

    As you can see from the list of players we've been linked with, 3 are strikers, 2 central defenders, 2 midfielders and a left back. This gives an indication as to the positions we are looking to strengthen.

    The two young strikers wouldn't be a problem for our squad as both are U21, if we managed to sign them.

    From our current 25 man squad 8 are home grown and 17 non-home grown. Clearly we have scope to drop a couple of players from the list. Zeegelaar and Britos are passengers this season and just making up the numbers, so that would allow us to bring in two new NHG players without the need to sell.
     
  2. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    Gary Cahill has recently been confirmed as captain of Chelsea again this season and Sarri seems to want him at the club, so not as likely as it may seem.

    Sarri says in the article below, it all depends on Cahill himself. But with the club (and players) showing they want & value him, it may be the deciding factor to make him stay there. And as you rightly point out - wages would almost certainly prohibit him coming here.

    https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2018/11/2/captain-cahill
     
  3. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Maybe he will want to come here for the pay as you play we will offer him
     
  4. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Are those words in the right order?
     
  5. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    The Stuparevic transfer is a curious one - as it seems widely reported that we have signed for him to come here. But its not been announced. We announced Joao Pedro so why not Stuparevic?

    Would rather have Christensen than Cahill if we are going for Chelsea CB's.
     
  6. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing First Year Pro

    We will want maybe the pay he will offer him to come here for as you play.

    Fixed it for him...
     
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  7. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Andrea Ranocchia - Central defender from Inter Milan. Age: 30. He's out of contract in the summer and we've been linked to him in the past. Apparently Inter have not initiated contract talks it looks like he could be on his way out, as he's only made the bench and has not played any minutes this season. Seems like he fits a Pozzo signing. Low value, experienced central defender.

    https://talksport.com/football/4435...ve-for-inter-milan-defender-andrea-ranocchia/
     
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  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes we were linked a year ago weren't we due to the time he spent at Hull under the snake. Apparently has the pace and turning circle of an oil tanker ?
     
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  9. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Can play the Prodl role then.
     
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  10. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Another bargain basement defensive recruit. Brilliant.
     
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  11. Malteser

    Malteser Squad Player

    There’s been quite a bit of chatter about us signing Ollie Watkins from Brentford, maybe in January.
     
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  12. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Good player, with great potential. That being said, he’d cost quite a bit and would he command a place in the starting XI immediately? I think that’s what we need to be looking for, however hard to find.
     
  13. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun First Year Pro

    Would prefer his teammate Chris Mepham
     
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  14. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Ranocchia - good with pesto but for a tomato based sauce Id recommend farfalle or for a deep ragu a penne is best
     
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  15. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Bit of a mare knowing he slipped the net earlier
     
  16. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    How much for Watkins, dya reckon?
     
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  17. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Given how much they sold Hogan for shows that they can drive a high price. Coupled with the fact he’s young, English and highly-prized in a decent Championship team, I’d be surprised if you saw much change out of £15m personally...
     
  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Benham will be a tough negotiator, esp given their new stadium which is now going up, btw.

    Reminds me of the East Stand webcam era.
     
  19. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    In a 'he has someone easy to busy the bodies' type of tough negotiation?
     
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  20. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    According to Wikipedia we turned him down after a trial when he was 14.
     
  21. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    If he is loaned out to Brentford to sweeten the deal, Britos will be nervously eyeing the digger next to the foundations of the South Stand.
     
  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Thanks for taking my auto-correct fail in your stride.
     
  23. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst First Year Pro

    Has there ever been anything more enthralling on this forum?
     
  24. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Just the posts.
     
  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Benham busy burying bodies beneath the burgeoning Brentford banking.
     
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  26. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    Maybe we can convince Rooney to come back?
     
  27. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I liked the fact it was there.

    Good for an occasional peek rather the full weekender box set binge.
     
  28. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Only if he gets picked for our next prestige friendly
     
  29. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Presumably his play is all at sea.
     
  30. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun First Year Pro

    If Vestergaard plays against us on Saturday you'll see a whole new level of turning circle. Less of oil tanker, more a floating LNG.
     
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    That is him being MOTM and getting the winner then..
     
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  32. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    So to bring in any over 21 year old players we need to clear out quite a few. Kaboul, Prodl and Britons look like history. But I can't see many other senior slots being freeded up with the exception of players being sold if they attract offers that beat the clubs estimate of value. Just for sake of argument, say Arsenal bid £40 m for Pereya with their need to replace the injured Welbeck. Personally I am not sure there will be many changes in January. Maybe a loan or two would f injuries dictate a tactical change to the squad, but not many strategic purchases.
     
  33. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Wouldn’t Deulofeu be the Welbeck replacement?

    Both shoot like their boots are on the wrong feet.

    Unfair!

    Actually, Deulofeu is deft whereas Welbeck is a clumsy player.
     
  34. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Don't forget Magic Marvin Zeegelaar is somehow taking up a squad place. He'll surely be first in line for the chop.
     
  35. lube works well to free up a senior slot
     

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