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Douglas Costa is a player. If we don’t sign Sancho I’d get him. We still need another defensive CM in my opinion and a CB to replace Lindelof. If I’m to be greedy I’d also want us to sign a new LB but beggars can’t be choosers.
 

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Chelsea are much more efficient at shifting players in and out. We take ages and it s frustrating for managers - LVG and Mourinho both complained about it.
it’s because we pay our guys way too much money. Whose going to pay a fee and then pay Jones 100k a week?

Iv no idea why we pay our guys so much more than market rate.
 

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Which top class CB's are available, though? That's the problem.
I don't think Thiago Silva is top class anymore. He used to be my favourite defender.

Koulibaly? Pique? Tah? Torres? Carlos? Skriniar?

There's always players available.
 

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Would you prefer to get Badashile now or wait it out until next year for Upamecano just out of interest
I want us to upgrade our defense asap. Can't count on Tuanzebe staying clear of injuries, and that leaves us with Victor and Harry, who don't complement each other.

If we were absolutely guaranteed to sign Upamecano (in a hypothetical scenario) next season, on the condition of us not signing anyone now, I'd say, yeah, feck it, let's wait.
 

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Douglas Costa is a player. If we don’t sign Sancho I’d get him. We still need another defensive CM in my opinion and a CB to replace Lindelof. If I’m to be greedy I’d also want us to sign a new LB but beggars can’t be choosers.
He’s a shocking alternative. Downgrading Ferrari to Fiat.
 

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I don't think Thiago Silva is top class anymore. He used to be my favourite defender.

Koulibaly? Pique? Tah? Torres? Carlos? Skriniar?

There's always players available.
Oh, I'm not saying Silva is top class anymore. I just don't think there's a VVD or Maguire available that could come in and instantly improve us in a huge way. The one Lampard wants is Rice but WH will demand £80m or something for him which we surely won't go near.

Silva as a sort of bandaid/stopgap until we can sound out a long term solution next summer sounds good to me.
 

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Inter President Zhang is a huge fan of Messi and is hoping Messi sign for inter.
In order to get the money needed Zhang is using his connections within Chinese Communist Party to find a sponsorship
 

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Oh, I'm not saying Silva is top class anymore. I just don't think there's a VVD or Maguire available that could come in and instantly improve us in a huge way. The one Lampard wants is Rice but WH will demand £80m or something for him which we surely won't go near.

Silva as a sort of bandaid/stopgap until we can sound out a long term solution next summer sounds good to me.
Silva will be good for Chelsea I think at least at the start where he'll provide the defense with much-needed stability. He would just need to be managed well as next season schedule will be grueling on most players never mind a 36-year-old with his 1st season in the league.
 

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Agree. People need to put down the game controller as that's not how the real world works, and when it turns to shite, you can't just press the restart button. On paper, that Liverpool midfield should amount to them winning nothing....
yeah exactly. I’d take Fabinho but Henderson and wijnaldum would be awful for us as we’d have no creativity from full backs or midfield.
 

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Douglas Costa is a player. If we don’t sign Sancho I’d get him. We still need another defensive CM in my opinion and a CB to replace Lindelof. If I’m to be greedy I’d also want us to sign a new LB but beggars can’t be choosers.
Costa is past his best, would probably perform no better than Sanchez for us. I'd honestly rather have Brooks.
 
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Oh, I'm not saying Silva is top class anymore. I just don't think there's a VVD or Maguire available that could come in and instantly improve us in a huge way. The one Lampard wants is Rice but WH will demand £80m or something for him which we surely won't go near.

Silva as a sort of bandaid/stopgap until we can sound out a long term solution next summer sounds good to me.
You not think Koulibaly could?

Would you rather have signed Werner, Havertz, Chillwell and Koulibaly this summer and a RW (Ziyech) next summer, maybe have kept William for one more year? Or sign Werner, Ziyech, Havertz, Chilwell and Silva this year?

I think spending the £50m-odd on a CB instead of a RW might yield better results this year and then you finish the team next year.
 

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yeah exactly. I’d take Fabinho but Henderson and wijnaldum would be awful for us as we’d have no creativity from full backs or midfield.
Yep I'd take Fabinho but again good but not great.....
 

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Given the financial restrictions all clubs are in and the need to stretch our resources, I’d be all for skipping Sancho this summer. If we have to use our entire budget on him, it leaves us too weak elsewhere.

What this team desperately requires is better depth. The first XI is really good, just overplayed, and we don’t have any real quality to provide variation off the bench. So it’s always just the same thing, which makes us easier to play against.

I would absolutely take Douglas Costa to provide variation to our front three, and go for a striker like Moussa Dembélé to increase competition for places. Rashford, Martial, Greenwood, Costa, Dembélé and James is a good mix. I’d also be interested in taking Brooks instead of Dembélé and having Greenwood be the back up striker when he isn’t playing wide right.

All this, coupled with the sales of Jones, Rojo, Smalling, Lingard, and Mata, should leave us enough cash to make the other three necessary signings:

A new CDM. Personally I would sign Thiago, but he seems Liverpool bound.

A new CB to partner Maguire.

A back up left back good enough to compete for a starting berth. Williams should be moved to back up right back.

Of the rest of our players:

Pereira sold or on loan. If we sign a CDM, we will have 6 central midfielders and the breakthrough spots should go to Garner and Mejbri.

Smalling, Jones and Rojo all sold.

Tuanzebe needs to show he can stay fit for a season and cut it in the PL. Should go out on loan.

Assuming we sign a new LB, Dalot should go out on loan. He’s too young and talented to cut our losses on just yet.

Lingard is part of a failed culture at the club and you can see that he’s been sidelined by Ole. The revolution should continue with his sale. No future here.

Mata provides something different, but it’s clear to see his legs are gone. This is player that is consummate professional though and who has much to teach young players. If he wants to play I think he should be released. Not sure how much time is left on his deal, probably a year, but he deserves a graceful exit. Ideally I’d have him on a pay as you play deal and have him doing his coaching badges to ultimately be integrated into the coaching pyramid somewhere.

James is one that has taken a lot of flack. He started so well, but struggled once the surprise factor was out of the way and defenders knew how to stop him. He’s young though, has a fantastic attitude and still plenty of potential. I’d definitely keep him around as a rotational option for another season. If he fails to kick on this coming season, I would consider a loan for him for next year.

Bailly is one that slips under the radar. He stays simply by virtue of the fact that he’s marginally better than Jones and Rojo, Tuanzebe is permacrocked and unproven, and Smalling wants away if he isn’t First choice. We can’t shift five CBs out in one summer, so Bailly stays as fourth choice behind Maguire, Lindelof, and new CB. But long term I have serious doubts he’s good enough.