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Citeh are very confident they will get Halaand. The word within up there, he is their only priority CF. They get him, they won’t be going for another.
WE ARE VERY VERY-EXTREMELY VERY VERY IN ON THE FLORENTINA CHAP THAT HAS A CERTAIN ‘DV’ INITIALS. GROW SOME GEEZERS & LASSES. BANG MY EFFING HEAD AGAINST A EFFING WALL…
Re CF who plays for ItalySlightly off topic, but will end up on topic at my closing.
PL clubs want the weekend’s fixtures postponed, which includes midweek games. There has been an unhealthy concern with most clubs effected. It is also being rightly argued if certain clubs are 2-4 games behind, they are at a severe disadvantage, and seen in sporting terms as ‘handicap’ to those who were fortunate enough to play games and gain an advantage in the table. It is seen as a disadvantage.
We are heavily active in couple quality loan deals, and hear the fella who plays CF for Italy (hope I got the nationality right-30 year old) is in the hat. The Italians do not want to sell DV in January, if they can help it. Or we offer a ridiculous fee in January. Traoré interest is genuine.
Deal happening or not I can’t say, but lot of noise
Ok so I've been holding back a little bit because of reactions to ITK posts over the last few windows. Prior to that I've always been fairly to the point and as in depth as I could, but the sheer number of creative ratings given to various ITK posters and certain posters purposely twisting posts just to create a certain narrative meant I couldn't be bothered in all honesty. I carried on sharing within our back of house group as have others, but believe me when I say there's a fair bit you are no longer hearing because some of you can't take ITK for what it is.
Nothing is ever set in stone and things are fluidly changing all the time, sometimes by the time it's been posted on here it's done a complete 180 and back again. Depending on where the info has come from there may well be agenda and or opinion attached, which can skew things. Personally I try and say if I believe this to be the case and depending on the source sometimes that's easier to do than at other times. I generally say when it's come from an agent(but sometimes agents are better placed than even Levy would be depending on the player involved). Or it's from someone I know at the club and has been there for years. So with that in mind I'll try again, and probably for the last time. As I say take it for what it is which is info that has been passed on in good faith and at the time of hearing was as it was.
There are no lines to read between, and no fucking smokescreens!!!
Doc, TN, Dele, Rodon, Davinson, Bergwijn are all deemed surplus. There are others we'd accept offers for but they'd have to be above what we consider their value to be. Conte wants 3 in in January, and 3 more in the Summer. It wouldn't be a deal breaker if we only got a couple in now but 6 was what they agreed to be realistic and necessary over the next couple of windows. The priority right now is for a CB that can play left and center a RWB and an attacking option. I know there will be a plethora of you out there with the opinion that other positions are more important, but Conte would like these first, and it has to be done his way now. As I say things are fluid and if the right player became available in another position we would of course look to bring them in as well.
As I posted yesterday It's always been about being in the right place for the start of next season. This next few months are effectively a huge pre season where the players are to learn their new roles and ethos of how the manager wants to play. He wants to first be solid defensively, it's his main priority and the hardest part of his system to get across to the players as it's usually a different system to anything they've played before. From what I was told he feels it's for easier for a good AM to slot into any system and find runners, than it is for CB's or WB's to understand how he wants them to play during different phases of play. That's why he wants to get that side of things established and in place first. Like I say should the right AM become available we'd not turn our noses up but it's not the priority as of right now.
Conte knew exactly what he was getting into when he came in, nothing at all has changed FP has been working on things and I expect us to get at least two and probably the 3 Conte wants this month. I certainly wouldn't rule out more than that if we can get players moved on which again is down to FP now. January as we all know is always difficult but I think FP with all his contacts will find it easier than we've found it in the past.
You need to give it time folks because one things for sure we won't get a better chance than we do with Conte, and anything we can get from this season is a bonus.
From what I understand and hear conclusively. He has no intention of signing for those lot up the road! He and his team has indicated because of AC whom he highly respects, and sees as one of the world’s best managers, and how he improves players, especially strikers. Adding the bond FP has with him, family, agents, club etc.
He wants to finish off the season there. They are aware of our intentions to back AC. He believes HK is one of top two strikers in the world, and wants to play and learn from him. The noises are he believes with HK and himself he can create history with us. Juve the old lady does not have the finances, and are likely to face an embargo of some sort. Btw, FP is seen as innocent in whatever is happening/happened there. I know things change, but this as as fresh as it gets.
We are looking for outside investment
club is at an impasse , joe does not want to invest , Daniel does not want to sell but penny has finally dropped that we cannot carry on in this non competitive cycle of not winning anything and the current squad is a long way off
Daniel respects fab and conte opinion and the penny has finally dropped
I do not know the finer details but there will likely be a small amount of shares Sold or some other structure so money is brought it
We are going to try and make some signings this window
Tanguy , dele , doc and rodon are all available For sale , wolves have some interest In doc
Brighton wanted 50 for lamptey so not happening , we are interested in traore and the Florentina striker
a big priority the second half of the season Is breaking John and Devine who’s currently injured into team they are the clubs future
regarding the bergwin rumors just breaking , he is also for sale , ajax wanted in summer but we wanted 30 million and they just do not have the money but if someone pays up he can go '
This window we are pushing for De Vrij, Traore, plus one forward Vlahaovic/Ketelaere. From an agent who has a player at the club, not my best source but has had solid info in the past. I am trying to get this confirmed
Maybe obvious. Conte made it known he wants Traoré in this week, in time to play in NLD. Lots of pawn games taking place right now. Just had confirmation we would pay a little to take JL now. Complicated stuff though. And for the reasons why I fully understand. I am told the priority positions will be filled in this window. We are still confident on DV for summer. I am told to stop reading club agenda driven drivel about him going up the road.
Caution! I’m sharing as I’m hearing okay
edit:Lingard we want but two issues are whether United will treat with a top 4 competitor and lingards camp are pushing for a free in the summer with 200k a week wages
kessie we want this window he is at ANc now so messy
we are in for two champ players and one Scottish prem all youngsters , hitchen has a separate project going on running alongside what fab and conte are doing for more established stars ,
the boArd are adamant that there will be players in this window
Ali Gold is right that the CB being a priority has now switched to CM. From what I've just been told Conte thought he had more cover at CM than he actually now feels he has, which is why CB was seen as a higher priority. Still 3 in though so they tell me.
Oh also told that unless it's an above our valuation offer, Big Dav is not likely to go now and is not being pushed for a sale like he was.
Tried to sound out my source on several things going on within the club and all I got in reply was .
I probed for some more information but again the reply was .
Although this post looks pretty pointless as I'm not bringing any information to the table, my source is usually open to sharing certain info and the fact they won't say anything speaks volumes.
My personal opinion from previous conversations and today's exchange is there are a lot of exciting things going on behind the scenes that are currently very sensitive.
As I've stated previously, believe it or not but Conte will be backed and as others have mentioned, "the penny has finally dropped".
I for one am very excited for what's to come
I can't comment on the financial side of things(how things are financed) as that's not my circle. I'm not knocking D1's info and it's very clear he gets some solid info. What I will say is that it almost always imo comes with an anti Levy/Enic slant on it. Now that might be him or it might be his source, but it's definitely something to keep in mind when processing his posts.
I'm just saying someone from that end really doesn't like Enic and/or Levy and that's apparent in his updates.
Trix has already stated the three. From what I heard last week, we were active on the Ketelaere front. We were trying, or are trying. If we sign him, we would still pursue DV in the summer.
Nothing groundbreaking (working on it) but I do know someone very close to the Lingard camp and all he said was;
'For Jan - No (as it stands atm)
For summer - def an option'
So yes, nothing elaborated on what we currently know but will press on for more nuggets and also happy to verify my source if needs be.
F this for a game of soldiers! Pisses me off all of this slow crap! Get the F’ng thing done FFS. Why am I saying this? We are well short upfront especially right now. And we are dragging this Traoré deal painfully. FWIW, I expect it to get done.
Who: HerculesBecause it's expected by many that he would play further forward in the short term whilst we have players out.
We are Spurs! Factor in, we are signing him also for his flexibility. He (from what I hear) could also do a job in place of Son. Especially with Stevie all sorts.
There's more to what's happening/not happening behind the scenes than meets the eye at the moment, but I'm not at liberty to post as yet. All I can say is the club still expect to get business done this window. IF it breaks I'll confirm what I've been told, but all I'll say is it's not anything to be concerned about, and neither is it a takeover(before people start reaching for the lube). Oh and Conte knows the situation and it's not a problem.