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About JFKvsNixon

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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    I think that Tammy is the main reason we're not going after another top drawer striker, who'd black his path into the first team and stunt his development. It's the only logical reason why we're only looking at a stop gag striker who help us see the season out.
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    If I was Abramovich I'd be tempted to take the financial hit and allow Costa to rot in the reserves. He should be made to train with the kids, and fine him a weeks wages every time he doesn't turn up. The amount we'd get in fines might go some way to offsetting the loss. Lets see how cocky Costa is after not playing a competitive game for two years.
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    My little theory, that's little more than a hunch really, as to why we've struggled to get the transfers over the line, after seemingly agreeing a transfer fee and terms with the player is that the club is baulking at paying the huge agents fees.
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    Thanks for the welcome. My issue isn't so much Lukaku, although the point as to why did we leave it so long before we made our bid still stands. It's with the payers whose clubs have accepted our transfer offers and why those transfers aren't proceeding.
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    Hi everyone, first post here. Chelsea's failure to complete any of their transfer targets does suggest that possibly something strange is happening behind the scenes. I'm not too bothered about the Lukaku saga, I can understand that £100 million plus, with around £30 million plus in agent fees and a big signing on fee is just a ridiculous amount of money to spend on Lukaku, although it is perplexing that Chelsea waited until Man Utd made this bid before we made our move. My issue is situations like we find ourselves with Bakayoko and Ruddier, where there seems to be a reluctance to get the deals over the line. Prior to last week, the consensus seemed to be that when we started our Nike contract the signings would be announced, but since then the only news coming out is that the players are due to have their medicals imminently. It's starting to look like something is holding Chelsea back from completing these signings, my fear would be a lack of funds, for whatever reason, although I wouldn't be surprised if there's a conflict over the control of Chelsea's transfers happening behind the scenes. Or maybe the issue is that Chelsea are playing hardball with agents fees? It would explain why they never moved on Lukaku earlier if from the get go they baulked at paying Raiola his £30 million plus. I wonder what peoples thoughts are.