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10 minutes ago, FrankLampard8 said:

Is he though? Nick Pope is going for £10m and I'm not sure many PL clubs would choose Kepa over him with the wages he'd command.

We could have bought literally any EPL reserve goalkeeper for £5m and they would have been every bit as good as Kepa , it's honestly pound for pound only rivaling the Lukaka deal in the waste of money stakes.

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1 minute ago, Mark Kelly said:

We could have bought literally any EPL reserve goalkeeper for £5m and they would have been every bit as good as Kepa , it's honestly pound for pound only rivaling the Lukaka deal in the waste of money stakes.

Didn't we only get Kepa because we missed out on Allison?

And Lukaku was because we missed out on Haaland.

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6 minutes ago, Mark Kelly said:

We could have bought literally any EPL reserve goalkeeper for £5m and they would have been every bit as good as Kepa , it's honestly pound for pound only rivaling the Lukaka deal in the waste of money stakes.

I still think Kepa takes the biscuit. At least Lukaku was coming off a couple of scintillating seasons, has a great international record and was a goalscorer which usually costs you more money. I'd never even heard of Kepa before he arrived and he's a goalkeeper. We should have been able to pretty much pick any keeper in the world for £70m including taking other PL clubs starter. Madness.

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ROTG   
2 hours ago, RDCW said:

The truth is we don't know for sure whether anyone is interested in him or not, including Chelsea! Of all the top sides we are the most in need of a decent forward and he would be an upgrade on any of our current crop.

We need a couple of central defenders, a full back, a defensive midfielder and a playmaker as well as a proper striker, though, so Sterling, as a winger/old-fashioned inside forward, is not a top priority. 

If TT is already confident that we have those others in the pipeline, including some balancing departures, then Sterling would be a good addition.

Agree with a CB and midfield maestro. 

As for a striker I am not so sure, the CV of most of the clubs attacking players were exemplary prior to coming to the club and have been coached by TT for 18 months and he has been unable to get a regular tune out of any of them. Therefore adding an ordinary player for an alleged £60 seems buffoonery of the highest order. 

Maybe it’s the case TT offensive side is not as good as many believe, and was fortunate to have one of the worlds strongest attacking line ups at PSG. 

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Exclusive: Thomas Tuchel promised up to six summer signings by new Chelsea owners

Thomas Tuchel has been promised as many as six summer signings by Chelsea’s new owners who have set Champions League qualification as a minimum target for their first season in charge in which they aim to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool.

Head coach Tuchel has held transfer summits with co-owner Todd Boehly and key staff this week to finalise Chelsea’s transfer plans after agreeing a deal to loan Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan.

A big-money move for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has been boosted by reports from Italy claiming the Dutchman will not sign a new contract and is ready to move to the Premier League.

Chelsea need to sign at least two new central defenders, with Sevilla’s Jules Kounde also high on their list, and could additionally move for greater cover at wing-back in the form of Jonathan Clauss.

With top-class strikers at a premium, Chelsea may not sign a like-for-like replacement for Lukaku but have identified attackers such as Raheem Sterling, Ousmane Dembele, Richarlison and Arsenal target Gabriel Jesus who could add goals and assists.

Tuchel has in the region of £200million to spend, although that figure could be further boosted by sales and a senior source told Telegraph Sport: “The key is to basically work with Tuchel to come up with the best players that are available. We really want to make sure we have a good defence. We've got depth in midfield. We're not desperate for an out-and-out striker.

“Fortunately, there's reasonable opportunities in the market right now in order to satisfy the fans' desire to be competitive. I think it's a combination of moves and there's five or six that we're going to look to make.”

Despite offering Tuchel, who the Boehly-Clearlake consortium believe is “super talented”, greater power, Chelsea’s new owners have made their ambition clear to the German.

“I think table stakes is Champions League qualification and then everything beyond that,” said the source.

“Obviously from the English fans point of view, winning the Premier League is extremely important, and then from a global perspective, winning the Champions League is extremely important. Being in a position year in and year out to be competitive.”

With Marina Granovskaia following Bruce Buck out of the exit, Boehly is, for now, filling both the chairman and sporting director roles. As well as working on transfers, he has this week made the first move to instigate talks over a new contract with England international Reece James.

Boehly’s decision to name himself part-time sporting director has surprised some of Chelsea’s rivals who have questioned whether or not he is qualified to take on the task.

But insiders insisted this is an “interim situation” and that the club will get a new full-time sporting director, with a check set to be made on whether or not Liverpool’s outgoing Michael Edwards could be tempted to Stamford Bridge.

Doubts remain over the futures of captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who Tuchel wants to keep, Marcos Alonso, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Kepa Arrizabalaga, but Chelsea’s head coach has discussed the need for a large squad because of the change in rules that will allow five substitutions.

“Obviously with five substitutions coming, there's more and more opportunities for players to get minutes, which makes depth even more important,” added the source.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2022/06/24/thomas-tuchel-promised-six-summer-signings-new-chelsea-owners/?utm_content=football&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1656070150-1

 

 

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asvaberg   

Don't trust an American that "promises the moon"................ :)

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3 minutes ago, asvaberg said:

Don't trust an American that "promises the moon"................ :)

Are we already doing the Utd/Glazer thing?

Maybe we should wait and see what happens first.

 

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47 minutes ago, FrankLampard8 said:

I still think Kepa takes the biscuit. At least Lukaku was coming off a couple of scintillating seasons, has a great international record and was a goalscorer which usually costs you more money. I'd never even heard of Kepa before he arrived and he's a goalkeeper. We should have been able to pretty much pick any keeper in the world for £70m including taking other PL clubs starter. Madness.

Agree, Kepa transfer has to be the most clueless and suspicious for that price. Absolutely no doubt Kepa has done more for us than Lukaku but Kepa price was insane piece of business. When you look at the striker market you can see why Lukaku costs around that price and Man U also paid a price above £80M so it shows how expensive a striker can be. But in the GK market,  a keeper like Kepa you can find for £20M or even less. His 7 year deal was also madness. That’s the worst transfer imo. 

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12 minutes ago, exiledblue said:

Are we already doing the Utd/Glazer thing?

Maybe we should wait and see what happens first.

 

Nothing like a bit of xenaphobia to get the masses murmuring! There are Americans and then there are Americans. Hopefully our owners are the latter.

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chelboy   

So it seems like TT prefers De Ligt to Kounde. I don’t think we will be getting both. The fact that Kounde has been taking forever makes me think it’s not TT first choice and might not happen after all. Reports saying we have around £200M which makes sense. TT should play it smart with Sterling and go for him in January or next year summer . Don’t pay £50M for someone who’s contract expires in 12 months especially when they are 25+. My guess is Sterling would like the idea of coming back to London, he won’t choose Arsenal or Spurs over us if he’s really serious so I think it should be a deal we can get done for a good price if we convince him. Just not for £50M. 

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