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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think that's worded weirdly - they're interested in a number of players that could make part of a deal, CHO and Gallagher 2 of those. Don't think it's suggesting BOTH will go as part of a deal just one of them may be part of the deal Fofana + one attacker to come in, CHO to go leaves us 22 outfield players in the squad
  2. Transfer Talk Topic

    Marca reporting Azpi has signed a 2 year renewal on his contract. Means we don't need RWB cover (Dumfries/Walker-Peters) and gives us the ability to be more flexible in the Fofana fee (as don't need a RB/RWB on top)
  3. Transfer Talk Topic

    We wouldn't sign him on that salary - look at all the other players Barca have recently signed on lower salaries (Raphinha, Kounde, Lewandowski, Dembele renewal) they've seen the extortionate amount they've been paying players isn't sustainable further exhibited by 17m being owed to him in unpaid wages.
  4. Transfer Talk Topic

    The Colwill deal is very smart - Brighton & Palace are probably 2 of the top choices for youth development in the PL. £20m for a 'development fee' (netting off the buy back with the transfer fee) and hopefully he'll have a few years under his belt when we buy him back Look at what £40m-£45m gets you in the CB market these days it's a good deal imo
  5. Transfer Talk Topic

    Now we're being linked with Kyle Walker Peters £30m-£35m, steer well clear please
  6. Transfer Talk Topic

    It helps drive the price down and personal terms have been agreed
  7. Really nice touch this from KK ringing JT and asking for the #26
  8. Transfer Talk Topic

    Ornstein didn't say a word about Kounde
  9. New Stadium Plans

    There is a meeting being held tonight at Stamford Bridge regarding the existing stadium and any immediate changes being held by the Club (and relevant personnel from fan groups/forums etc invited)
  10. Transfer Talk Topic

    Colwill is a left footed CB - think he'll get a chance? Maxence Lacroix from Wolfsburg looks a talent, 22 years old - his passing and carrying ability is brilliant
  11. Transfer Talk Topic

    So he's gone massively backwards from the 3rd and 4th highest PL goal tallies (38 game season)? He'd start for 19 of the 20 teams in the league
  12. Transfer Talk Topic

    I disagree with this - 20 goals, 9 assists in 36 games under Conte
  13. The new owners of Chelsea Football Club are raising roughly £800mn of debt as they reshape the running of the English Premier League team following the end of the Roman Abramovich era. The financing arrangements consist of a roughly £300mn revolving credit facility and a £500mn term loan, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, eclipsing the $650mn raised by Manchester City’s parent company last July. US financier Todd Boehly and private investment firm Clearlake Capital acquired Chelsea for £2.5bn on May 30. They also committed to invest a further £1.75bn in the club, including in the playing squads, talent academies and stadium. It is the latest in a series of fundraisings in football that underline the connections between elite sport and high finance, as investors buy into top clubs. Chelsea’s new owners are implementing a financial plan to bolster the London club’s operations, update its Stamford Bridge stadium and further expand the team’s global fan base. Boehly and Clearlake’s acquisition of Chelsea was followed by US investment group RedBird Capital’s €1.2bn deal to acquire AC Milan from hedge fund Elliott Management in June. The term loan would form part of Boehly and Clearlake’s £1.75bn commitment to Chelsea, the people said, while the revolving credit facility is for working capital purposes. The investment pledge was critical to meeting the terms set by Abramovich, who put Chelsea up for sale after Russia invaded Ukraine. The UK government sanctioned Abramovich in March, accusing him of close links to Vladimir Putin. The terms of the sale, which was led by US merchant bank Raine Group, included restrictions on debt levels to protect the club. A person close to Chelsea and its owners said that the club will not bear any of the interest expense associated with the debt because of the structure of the financing and all proceeds will go into the business. They added that the owners are not pledging any assets or revenues associated with Chelsea’s regulated entities to obtain the financing. Bank of America and JPMorgan are among the banks involved with the financing, the people said. The new Chelsea owners this week confirmed the appointment of sports executive Tom Glick as “president of business”, giving him responsibility for commercial strategy, revenue growth and fan engagement. The owners have yet to hire a sporting director and fill other important roles, something they are planning to complete in the second half of the year, according to one person with knowledge of the plans. Bruce Buck, the former lawyer who advised Abramovich on his purchase of the club almost two decades ago, stepped down as chair last month. Chelsea has also confirmed the departure of former director Marina Granovskaia, who played a key role in player relations and transfers under Abramovich. Under Boehly and Clearlake, the club has signed England striker Raheem Sterling from Manchester City, and central defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Italian side Napoli. The new owners also plan to invest in technology, original media content and expand in markets such as the US to bolster the club’s growth.
  14. - New Chelsea FC owners raise £800mn of debt to reshape club
  15. Transfer Talk Topic

    Bayern looking to offload Pavard to facilitate De Ligt signing, can play RB + CB - wouldn't mind him for a reasonable fee