Discussion in 'Pitchside - Football Forum' started by Zoran, Dec 14, 2016.
Dare I say it's been a bit slow?
Leon Bailey having a medical at Leverkusen, admits Schmidt. I've noticed this guy in practically every EL highlights so far this season, but I only know he's some sort of a winger/offensive midfilder (left foot). We'll see if he's part of Leverkusen's plan for life after Brandt next summer.
Appears that Payet is on his way to Marseille.
Kaveh Solhekol @SkyKaveh 6m6 minutes ago
Breaking... West Ham agree deal with Marseille to sell Dimitri Payet. Payet on way to Marseille for medical #WHUFC
Also, Bojan is saying goodbye to the Potteries, at least temporarily.
Bundesliga Spotlight @BundesligaSpot 9m9 minutes ago
OFFICIAL: Mainz sign Stoke's Bojan on loan for the rest of the season. #M05 #SCFC
Excellent deal for West Ham. Player causes this trouble (after which it will be easier for fans to accept his sale) and they still end up getting double than what they paid for him. For a player nearing his 30's on massive wages for them, who gave a quality playing period for the club, but obviously has a lack of motivation to play at the highest level with this will to return to another league, Marseille (and them wanting a marquee signing). They will survive without Payet, or better to say, they have other problems to solve. Mixes well with them getting some results lately and that transition can be made in a much calmer way.
Riccardo Saponara from Empoli to Fiorentina on loan.
Clement Grenier from Lyon to Roma on loan.
Alexandre Pato from Villarreal to China for £15.3m.
Jefferson Farfan to Lokomotiv Moscow on a free.
Pato's gone to China? Well, I'm shocked.
Patrick van Aanholt from Sunderland to Palace for £10m.
Marsaille can afford 25M pounds for a 30 yo? They got a Sheikh or something?
It seems that Branislav Ivanović is on his way to Zenit, while Chelsea want to bring in Kolašinac as his replacement (probably want him to play in the back three).
Eduardo Vargas from Hoffenheim to Tigres for £5m.
Wolves' have made Helder Costa's loan move a permanent deal for a club record of £13m.
Demba Ba from China back to Besiktas on loan.
Riccardo Orsolini from Ascoli to Juventus for £5m.
Lucas Ocampos from Genoa to Milan on loan.
Pedro Pereira from Sampdoria to Benfica for £5m.
Filip Djuricic from Benfica to Sampdoria for £2.5m.
Ashkan Dejagah from Al-Arabi back to Wolfsburg on a free.
Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson from Everton to Sunderland for a total of £7.5m.
Gregory Sertic from Bordeaux to Marseille for €2m.
Leon Bailey from Genk to Leverkusen completed, £11.5m.
Anwar El Ghazi from Ajax to Lille for €9m.
Steven N'Zonzi signs a new contract with Sevilla until 2020.
Shalke rejected their offer.
Jese from PSG to Las Palmas on loan.
So, then... Chelsea apparently trying to sign Celtic's Dembele for £30m. That's insane! Why bring him in if they're already not playing Batshuayi?
Yup, puzzling that one, might be they are preparing for life after Costa..?
Also read that they had a 30m bid for Candreva rejected by Inter.
Some players Chelsea have been linked with in this window are confusing. I mean, Biabiany? Really? You have to give Conte some credit for what he did with removing some players and having Moses as a starter while top of the league, but still...
Mounir Obbadi from Lille to Nice on a free.
Andrea Ranocchia from Inter to Hull on loan.
Lacina Traore from Monaco to Sporting Gijon on loan.
Gabriel Obertan from Anzhi to Wigan on a free.
Balague says Real don't want Navas in goal next season and they will try for one of the top keepers. He gives them more of a chance for Courtois (apparently his girlfriend still lives in Madrid) than for De Gea. Costa wants out of Chelsea (nothing new, that guy is probably always on the edge). Simeone maybe gives Atletico one more year with their move to a new stadium next season. Costa could be one of his wishes, like last summer. Griezmann (£87m clause) could also do the same, although City, United and Chelsea (especially if they sell Costa) will almost surely try for him. He rejected the first two clubs last summer. You'd imagine United could be slight favourites to get him if he decides to leave. Elsewhere, Barca have offered new contracts to Rakitic and de Gea. Messi and Iniesta will follow + probably a new coach next summer (Sampaoli, Valverde, Pochettino mentioned...).
Balague stating the obvious as usual.
His sources/claims are a joke these days
Chris Mavinga from Rubin to Toronto.
Matt Gilks from Rangers to Wigan.
Marvin Emnes from Swansea to Blackburn on loan.
Jordi Gomez from Wigan to Vallecano on loan.
Matt Smith from Fulham to QPR for £500k.
Anthony Mounier from Bologna to Atalanta on loan.
Mouez Hassen from Nice to Southampton on loan.
Juan Carlos Paredes from Watford to Olympiacos on loan.
Glenn Murray from Bournemouth to Brighton for £3m.
Josip Brekalo from Wolfsburg to Stuttgart on a 1.5 year deal with buy back clause.
Moritz Leitnes from Lazio to Augsburg for £1.7m.
Jordon Mutch from Palace to Reading on loan.
Reece Oxford from West Ham to Reading on loan.
Steven Caulker from QPR to Lokomotiv Moscow on loan.
Jerome Sinclair from Watford to Birmingham on loan.
Alex Bruce from Hull to Wigan on loan.
Ashley Westwood from Villa to Burnley for £5m.
Lucas Silva from Real to Cruzeiro on loan.
Omar El Kaddouri from Napoli to Empoli for £1m.
Salvatore Sirigu from PSG to Osasuna on loan.
Odion Ighalo on his way from Watford to China for £20m.
Wow Glenn Murray is still at Bournemouth? Thought he had gone a while back.
They probably have a sketchy deal lined up for Batshuayi that'll net them a big profit and leave us all scratching our heads. I hate that club.
On another note, did any of the top 6 clubs sign any players?
Bournemouth offer 18 million for Ake. Bournemouth seen to be in the habit of paying a lot for potential
Sergi Canos from Norwich to Brentford for £2.5m, we get 30% of that I think.
Robbie Brady from Norwich to Burnley for £12.8m, club record fee.
Moudou Barrow from Swansea to Leeds on loan.
Fabio Orellana from Celta to Valencia on loan.
Romain Alessandrini from Marseille to LA Galaxy for £2.5m.
Tim Krul from Newcastle to AZ on loan.
Ravel Morrison from Lazio to QPR on loan.
Swansea have signed Jordan Ayew for a package involving Neil Taylor + £5m.
Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli to Southampton for £14.4m.
Alfred N'Diaye from Villarreal to Hull on loan.
Elderson from Monaco to Sporting Gijon on loan.
Ricardo Kishna from Lazio to Lille on loan.
Wakaso Mubarak from Panathinaikos to Granada on loan.
Krystian Bielik from Arsenal to Birmingham on loan.
Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth to Reading on loan.
Adlene Guedioura from Watford to Middlesbrough for £3.5m.
Marc Wilson from Bournemouth to WBA on loan.
Nabil El Zhar from Las Palmas to Leganes on a free.
Good to see Canos get a move back to Brentford hopefully he can move forward
I heard Jay Rodriguez sat out today, allegedly because he is about to move, but the dingbats never said to where.
@Zinedine Biscan - He got the start today instead of Aguero and is having a stormer.
Might have been a good idea to use it, Klopp.
Stories coming out of China that Tevez already wants to move back to Argentina...this after forcing his way out of Boca only in Jan despite Boca being the club he's been talking about playing for again since the second he left them originally. He is a wonderful player, but a seeming massive pain the arse.
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