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How much do we think Sancho would cost? It seems strange talking about him almost as the booby prize if we don’t sign Mbappe, but Sancho will be, by some margin, our most expensive player if we sign him.

Man Utd are interested and they have cash to burn. If Mbappe goes to, say, Real Madrid, PSG will be in there. Quite possibly one or two other Prem teams, like Chelsea, who have an attacking young team that looks like it will have a big future, or back to Man City, if Sané leaves them. I think he will come to us if we are in for him, but we will pay a lot. He is very good but not quite yet world class, and strangely, given the likely price, still not quite the finished article.

I’m guessing £125M.
 

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How much do we think Sancho would cost? It seems strange talking about him almost as the booby prize if we don’t sign Mbappe, but Sancho will be, by some margin, our most expensive player if we sign him.

Man Utd are interested and they have cash to burn. If Mbappe goes to, say, Real Madrid, PSG will be in there. Quite possibly one or two other Prem teams, like Chelsea, who have an attacking young team that looks like it will have a big future, or back to Man City, if Sané leaves them. I think he will come to us if we are in for him, but we will pay a lot. He is very good but not quite yet world class, and strangely, given the likely price, still not quite the finished article.

I’m guessing £125M.
I think that's a fair summary, and £100m-125m would be my guess as well.
 

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Who are we in for this Jan window?
Are there any notable free agents that we can sign to beef up our squad?
 

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The thing is, I'm not convinced by keita yet.
And ox although getting to his best, we have no idea if he can remain injury free.
I wont mind getting wilson back if it means he can get minutes.
I think our entire squad will get good amount of games and I pray that we are lucky this season with no injuries.
 

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Yea, my reaction too. Saw it in ESPN, looks like it will be italy , but some of the pundits saying we may be in too.
Can't see it, typical linking us to get people to read their articles and/or agents trying to get a bigger contract from elsewhere.

Forgetting that he is the biggest wanker in the game at the moment, he is about as far away from a Liverpool-type player as I could imagine. Liverpool is a team, Ibrahimovic is an individual.

Looking at the free agents list - https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/statistik/vertragslosespieler - and they are all free agents for good reason.

(If Roy Hodgson was manager today we would no doubt be about to announce the signings of Ibrahimovic, Ben Arfa, Bony and Joe Ledley).
 

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Ibrahimovic is cut from the same cloth as Balotelli. A big headed egotistical freak. The complete opposite of a Klopp player.

I know it won't happen but I would like us to sign Sane, top class player isn't he?
 

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The thing is, I'm not convinced by keita yet.
And ox although getting to his best, we have no idea if he can remain injury free.
I wont mind getting wilson back if it means he can get minutes.
I think our entire squad will get good amount of games and I pray that we are lucky this season with no injuries.
With have Lallana what's the rush?
 

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Ibrahimovic is cut from the same cloth as Balotelli. A big headed egotistical freak. The complete opposite of a Klopp player.

I know it won't happen but I would like us to sign Sane, top class player isn't he?
He's bigheaded and egotistical! ;)
 

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I hope so.
Sane and Sterling are two wingers that can destroy teams. With sane gone, that would significantly weaken them imo.
Tbh, I'd have sane in a heartbeat he is world class and klopp can make him one of the best in the world.
If there was any way to get Sane, I’d be all over that.

That said, he is leaving City over game time. I don’t see how that improves with us.
 

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I expect Bayern to go back in for Sane. Kovac out means the Perisic loan could only turn out to be temporary and not permanent. Coutinho (could see him at a new club next season, depending on Barca's targets and aims) is currently out of the side, too. Remains to be seen if Flick remains as head coach, but whatever happens there, I expect it to be a decision by the board regardless of the manager.
 

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I expect Bayern to go back in for Sane. Kovac out means the Perisic loan could only turn out to be temporary and not permanent. Coutinho (could see him at a new club next season, depending on Barca's targets and aims) is currently out of the side, too. Remains to be seen if Flick remains as head coach, but whatever happens there, I expect it to be a decision by the board regardless of the manager.
Can't see Bayern sign Coutinho - he is a £50m player who would cost them £100m.

Bayern will bid most of that money on Havertz.
 

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If there was any way to get Sane, I’d be all over that.

That said, he is leaving City over game time. I don’t see how that improves with us.
All depends how long we can hold onto our magical front 3. Barca and Madrid WILL come calling.
 

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All depends how long we can hold onto our magical front 3. Barca and Madrid WILL come calling.
Will they? I often think the same thing but our lads are reaching their peak and Firmino may best suit our style of play and so not easily do the same elsewhere. Barca need a big overhaul are still reliant on Messi who is starting to wind down his career and still may lack the funds needed to land one of our forwards and do the rebuild. Perhaps those two teams may skip our boys and go for a younger, cheaper option?
 

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How much do we think Sancho would cost? It seems strange talking about him almost as the booby prize if we don’t sign Mbappe, but Sancho will be, by some margin, our most expensive player if we sign him.

Man Utd are interested and they have cash to burn. If Mbappe goes to, say, Real Madrid, PSG will be in there. Quite possibly one or two other Prem teams, like Chelsea, who have an attacking young team that looks like it will have a big future, or back to Man City, if Sané leaves them. I think he will come to us if we are in for him, but we will pay a lot. He is very good but not quite yet world class, and strangely, given the likely price, still not quite the finished article.

I’m guessing £125M.
That is why I think Klopp might be reluctant to go for flavours of the day, even if Sancho would come cheaper than Mbappe. I will not be surprised if someone like Werner is what Klopp is looking for or even breakthrough talents like Donyell Malen who is into his 2nd full season in senior colors but is looking good. But again if VVD or Alisson, Klopp would demand paying the right price if he is absolutely sure of the player motivation to join us.
 

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Can't see Bayern sign Coutinho - he is a £50m player who would cost them £100m.

Bayern will bid most of that money on Havertz.
That's what I wanted to say, I don't see Coutinho at Bayern or Barca next summer. Read last week that City might look at Oyarzabal if (or when) they sell Sane.
 

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Hows much money have Leicester got? Coutinho would be a great fit there.
Coutinho is playing badly because he is not at Barcelona, his dream club. Barcelona SC from Ecuador that is. Leicester is too good for him now.
 

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All depends how long we can hold onto our magical front 3. Barca and Madrid WILL come calling.
There have been a few little rumours but nothing concrete for a couple of years - I think of the pursuit those clubs made for Suarez, Coutinho, Hazard, Fabregas etc. when it was persistent rumours, clearly encouraged by the clubs. High profile players such as Xavi coming out and explicitly telling them to join Barcelona and currently they aren't doing any of that (that I have seen) with our three. The hierarchy at Barca and Madrid seem to be far less robust and the money is drying up a touch now that transfer fees have risen to ridiculous levels.

I think Mane and Salah are the only two they would want, Firmino is a specialist not really a superstar, and they both know they will have to break the world record transfer to get either one of them - or at a very minimum we would be looking at £150m each (Nicolas Pepe was £75m after playing in France - and Edwards loves his comparative fees during negotiations).

They may come calling but I am surprised to see that they haven't begun the process already as it is usually 1-2 years of fawning before they make a serious move, and perhaps it speaks to our own strength in the market these days.

I think Madrid and Barca are looking around Europe and seeing Eriksen, Sancho, Haaland, Kane, Havertz and maybe even Mbappe as easier prey than coming after us.