Oriol is one of the two, the other is either Lukaku or Pastore. There's reports that our interest in Lukaku has cooled, which I hope is false. I doubt it's Modric because we need to agree price, terms and he needs to pass a medical. For the same reason it's possible that Pastore isn't that signing either, although Palermo's willingness to sell should ease the transfer.
There's also the chance that Gourlay meant Courtois and Oriol, which would be disappointing, although I'm looking forward to their arrivals.
Wishlist again: Courtois, Lukaku, De Bruyne, Pastore, Parker and a right-winger.
With the 3 Belgians sent on-loan for the season and Parker coming on-loan as well.
Would also be glad to see Modric, Romeu, and an RB come in. But not as much.
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So Far Chelsea have made one signing tht was Curtois who is now loaned to Athletico Madrid as a replacement for De Gea..Hope he does well
Todays reports reported more about Pastore than any other player i guess alot has been said abt him in recent times as to where he will end up
First It was reported that "Chelsea or PSG? Both London and Paris are two beautiful cities, and both represent a great opportunity for Pastore," he told Calcio Mercato.
"At the moment there are negotiations in progress and it is a situation which is involving the president Zamparini, along with the boy's attorneys.
"We're talking about a major player and therefore important figures. We're looking for the best solution for both parties.
"I'm sure, however, that Pastore will join the team that shows the most desire to secure his signature."
Then PSG who are also the strong contenders for Pastores signatures, Leonardo (manager PSG) said " Players like Pastore, everybody wants them, but when you want players like these, it is always hard.I have a great relationship with Palermo president Zamparini. There is no logic in the transfer market, but we must take things step by step.
At the moment we are looking at what exists, but you have to know whether players like these believe in our project."
This may give indication that Pastore will not likely end up at PSG cuz he said he will only leave Palermo for a big club until he goes there for money cyz PSG gave offered more wages and money for Pastore.
Then A Turkish sports TV channel is claiming that Javier Pastore is going to join Chelsea tomorrow at the latest. A decision of Pastore will be made after Palermo's Europa League match tomorrow (Thursday) against FC Thun.
I would love to see that, but there isn't much talk of any Chelsea outgoings, and we have the maximum 17 foreign over-21 players, as well as 7 out of a maximum 8 homegrown over 21 players for the Premiership. Assuming Rajkovic goes out on-loan again and Essien isn't registered until January, we'd have an extra space available for each category, so bringing in Lukaku, Modric and Pastore would mean that we'd need to sell 2 foreign players this year, at least once in this transfer window.
I've already said I'm backing the Lukaku deal because if he comes now he'll count as homegrown by the time he's 22. I assume the next players to leave the club are gonna be Ferreira, Anelka (apparently at the end of the season) and possibly Hilario if any the young GK prospects are good enough to become 3rd choice.
Seems extremely unlikely that Modric and Pastore will come, especially in the same window.
I am wondering who the club are going to sell to make room for new players, we also have Courtois and possibly Romeu who will take up foreign spots in the future, and the other young homegrown players as well.
I'm too confused what will Chelsea do in this window :/
Tomorrow Pastore agent will fly to London to held talks with Chelsea over the sale of Pastore and of tht deal goes through i cant see Modric coming in :P
Shut up, it's fans that you that put so much unnecessary pressure on the team. It seems like you'll only be happpy with marquee signings every year and we need to cut that out.
Yes, we were very poor last season and need to improve, we need to sign new players. We've signed 2 players and 1 coach who is reluctant to get hurried into a decision in the market, which is a nice change. We're linked with players and have made concrete offers, now go **** yourself.
v have signed a GK....wake up dude!!! v dont neeed a GK....cech rocks!!!!!!!!!! v start of well in first half of season..but then v lose very easy games......dats bad!!!!and mind your language...coz i m not blaming you for the signings......so stop being rude and lick ur a**......
Haha **** off. I'm certainly not as desperate for a GK as I have been in recent years, but we did need someone to backup Cech competently and give him competition for the 1st choice spot. We're not assembling a starting 11, we're assembling a squad, and as a squad, we need 3 keepers, Courtois is a great signing.
We lost easy games? And that's bad?! Oh noes! I said we were poor, and that we need to improve, but not to the degree you're suggesting.
Its all done - Speaking Saturday morning to RadioRadio microphone, the president of Italian club did not beat around the bush.
" That night, around midnight, an agreement was reached for the sale of Javier Pastore PSG on the basis of 43rd. This sale is almost official , "
said Maurizio Zamparini our colleagues Alps. Palermo tried to the end to raise the stakes between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, but before the London club's radio silence is the PSG has won the bet.
And so we miss out on our another target as well !!!
Not too sure whether he was one of our target :P
anyways with this sad news tht broke ths morning i hope we can get the first silverware by beating Aston tonite and i'm begining to believe tht the two signings tht Goulray spoke of are Modric and Romeu
I actually think he meant Courtois and Romeu, the Asian Cup isn't silverware, it counts for **** all and I'd be very disappointed if that's true. I wonder who the club will go after now, they'll need to hurry up, though.