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  • kalel 8 Jul 2013 17:21:21 83,874 posts
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    To be fair, until about five minutes ago nobody in Spain really seemed interested.
  • kentmonkey 8 Jul 2013 17:25:00 20,075 posts
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    Most likely due to salary. Not many Spanish clubs could afford his salary, unless he has taken a massive paycut. Actually he must have done. I'm fairly confident they couldn't have afforded his Barcelona wages.
  • faux_carnation 8 Jul 2013 19:42:05 8,483 posts
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    The money Atletico have paid for Villa is only for 50% of his rights, unless I read something wrong.
  • GrandpaUlrira 8 Jul 2013 20:59:01 3,751 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    liverpool are a feeder club for the top four now. They arent competing on the level of arsenal and they arent really even competing on the level of spurs.

    Any player they get that has a couple of above average seasons will be gone, almost guaranteed.
    The only player I can think of in the recent past that Liverpool lost to a top four team when they probably would have preferred to keep him was Torres. One thing is that they don't have many players that the other teams would want, but second you'd have to say that the north London clubs have tended to lose as many if not more key players in recent years.
  • Syrette 8 Jul 2013 21:06:40 41,811 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Mkhitaryan confirmed by Dortmund.
    Their 3 signings this summer (Pastapathalopapodolous or however you spell it, Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang) sound spot on. Excellent use of the Gotze money. I reckon they're possibly better off now than they were with him.

    What a great team they are.

  • THFourteen 8 Jul 2013 21:28:57 31,804 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    I really hope Arsenal sign Suarez just to see the Arsenal blogosphere explode, the poor precious darlings.
    You won't have to look too far

    Nrrrrrrrrrrrgh
  • captbirdseye 8 Jul 2013 21:30:40 4,343 posts
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    Perez has said he wants Higuain to stay at Madrid ans not received any offers for him.
  • Trowel 8 Jul 2013 21:39:22 16,849 posts
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    Supposedly tomorrow's big news in the papers - not exactly jaw dropping, but...:

    Joseph Musker ‏@Musker_LFC 49m
    Finally, Luis Suarez has told the club he wants out, but no transfer request yet, as he wants to leave the country opposed to just the club.
  • Syrette 8 Jul 2013 21:40:22 41,811 posts
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    Does that mean he might be willing to join Swansea or Cardiff?

  • FWB 8 Jul 2013 21:40:28 41,937 posts
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    Good. Fuck off and never come back.
  • Shikasama 8 Jul 2013 21:41:54 6,276 posts
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    #pray4luis
  • Dougs 8 Jul 2013 21:49:00 64,895 posts
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    captbirdseye wrote:
    Perez has said he wants Higuain to stay at Madrid ans not received any offers for him.
    Someone is lying, and given its a presidential election year, I'd say he's being a little economical with the truth. And he has to keep the natives happy. Personally, I think it's all so we bung a few more millions to go towards Suarez.
  • Tom_Servo 8 Jul 2013 22:38:07 15,532 posts
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    Benteke puts in a transfer request, confirmed by Villa.
  • Shikasama 8 Jul 2013 22:38:37 6,276 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Benteke puts in a transfer request, confirmed by Villa.
    That seems excessively harsh on Villa
  • danathjo 8 Jul 2013 22:39:27 6,909 posts
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    game on, and valuation down
  • Tom_Servo 8 Jul 2013 22:42:03 15,532 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Benteke puts in a transfer request, confirmed by Villa.
    That seems excessively harsh on Villa
    Apparently he did the same at his club before Villa, so you know...
  • faux_carnation 8 Jul 2013 22:47:47 8,483 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Benteke puts in a transfer request, confirmed by Villa.
    I'm going to guess Spurs.
  • vijay_UK 8 Jul 2013 22:49:04 1,668 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Benteke puts in a transfer request, confirmed by Villa.
    I'm going to guess Spurs.
    Chelsea.
  • faux_carnation 8 Jul 2013 22:49:43 8,483 posts
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    Guardian also reporting Ancelotti wants to keep Higuain and West Ham might want Downing.
  • Syrette 8 Jul 2013 22:50:36 41,811 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Benteke puts in a transfer request, confirmed by Villa.
    Prick.

  • kentmonkey 8 Jul 2013 22:57:55 20,075 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Guardian also reporting Ancelotti wants to keep Higuain
    He's stated that he's wanted him for the past I don't know how many weeks. The issue more lies in the fact that Higuain doesn't want to stay there, presumably mostly due to not being given a chance by Mourinho and not getting the support from the club when he challenged the lack of opportunities he was getting.

    Not sure why Guardian suddenly think they have a story on Ancelotti wanting to keep him - he's been very open about that for a while now.
  • faux_carnation 8 Jul 2013 23:01:49 8,483 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    faux_carnation wrote:
    Guardian also reporting Ancelotti wants to keep Higuain
    He's stated that he's wanted him for the past I don't know how many weeks. The issue more lies in the fact that Higuain doesn't want to stay there, presumably mostly due to not being given a chance by Mourinho and not getting the support from the club when he challenged the lack of opportunities he was getting.

    Not sure why Guardian suddenly think they have a story on Ancelotti wanting to keep him - he's been very open about that for a while now.
    Isn't it just part of the "wider narrative" that's being peddled now? Arsenal bid for Suarez to get Madrid to hurry up, Madrid now saying they want 30m instead of 23m, Wenger's lost his wallet, etc etc.
  • Syrette 8 Jul 2013 23:04:34 41,811 posts
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    WENGER OUT

  • vijay_UK 8 Jul 2013 23:06:48 1,668 posts
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    What's more confusing than the Higuain saga is that someone might want Downing. Kick it in the net Stu, not the bins
  • Tom_Servo 8 Jul 2013 23:21:35 15,532 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Benteke puts in a transfer request, confirmed by Villa.
    Prick.
    Why? Presumably he wants to further his professional career by moving to Spurs or Chelsea or somewhere. What's wrong with that?

    Edited by Tom_Servo at 23:21:54 08-07-2013
  • The-Bodybuilder 8 Jul 2013 23:23:26 13,619 posts
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    Can't have a summer transfer window without a drawn out arsenal-related transfer, now can we?
  • Syrette 8 Jul 2013 23:23:33 41,811 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Syrette wrote:
    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Benteke puts in a transfer request, confirmed by Villa.
    Prick.
    Why? Presumably he wants to further his professional career by moving to Spurs or Chelsea or somewhere. What's wrong with that?
    After one season?

    Also - if he wants out then he can do better than Spurs. By better I mean Champions League football.

  • Tom_Servo 8 Jul 2013 23:43:09 15,532 posts
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    Spurs will almost certainly be pushing for Champions League, and he'd be first choice striker (assuming they don't buy anyone else, like Soldado or whoever). It seems like it'd be a good move for him professionally (and yes, probably financially too).
  • Dougs 9 Jul 2013 06:16:55 64,895 posts
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    All true. It's just a but wanky after only one season at Villa. I guess it's just the reality of football these days but it still seems wrong to me.
  • Jono62 9 Jul 2013 08:17:57 13,628 posts
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    Get 25 million for Benteke, then whoever gets him good luck.

    Was always going to happen, just hoped it would be next season.

    There will be a RAWK style meltdown on the Villa forums.
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