Transfer: Summer Transfers part 3

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  1. Fro

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    Not sure mediocre is fair, he is a developer...and really good at it...would like to see his in game mgmt change a bit, but he's more than solid
     
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    Agreed. Hazard isn't easy to replace, but solid attacking options are plentiful. Kanté's don't grow on trees.
     
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    If we somehow get Kepa, Kovacic, and Fekir, then I forgive the board for this window, but man do they like the theatrics.
     
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    Where is the Fekir rumor coming from? If you're taking this only from The Sun then it's definitely not happening.
     
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    Matt Law had it in his piece yesterday.
     
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    Not sure how Fekir works under Sarri though...

    As a winger? Not sure he has the pace (though the left foot would surely be helpful)
    As a False 9? Don't think that's an option in the EPL
    As a CAM in a midfield 3? Maybe...but that leaves Chelsea incredible vulnerable defensively
     
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    Unfortunately, Chelsea will figure out how to ruin him. My condolences as I know you rate him very highly.
     
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    I assume that Fekir would be used as a false nine.
     
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    Most would be an option. He'd have Kante to provide cover. I don't see why he wouldn't work as a false 9. We need scorers and he can score.
     
  10. Vasilevskiy

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    Don't see Fekir at Chelsea.
    How much is Chelsea paying for Kepa?
     
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    Fekir would be Sarri's new Mertens.
     
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    I suppose he could work as a winger, I don't think he's got the required pace but he makes up for it in technical ability.

    I could see that working more than a false 9 role
     
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    Reported as full release clause 80m euro, 71m pounds. Essentially Courtois+35 for Kepa.
     
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    If that's what Sarri is envisioning...he would have an even better option within with Eden Hazard as a F9
     
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    He still needs to add some sort of an attacking option though.
     
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    Always found Fekir to be better centrally than out wide. Opposite can be said for Hazard.
     
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    Yes clearly...that or hope Hudson-Odoi can really step up.

    I had my hopes up earlier this summer for Leon Bailey, thought he'd be perfect for Chelsea but Bayer doesn't seem willing to sell at this point.

    Been also reading Zaha being linked to Chelsea, although i'm not sure how much of that has to do with the unsettled Willian
     
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    holy ****

    And Kepa is really good (and only getting better) but... wow
     
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    He is...but ideally playing behind or with another striker IMO.

    He's a #10 IMO, not a F9
     
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    Yeah that is absolutely absurd money for Kepa.
     
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    Better to give big money than be frugal with Butland.
     
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    Not officially announced yet but Adama Traore is at Wolves training grounds today. There are pictures and videos online.

    Huge for Wolves. Traore's acceleration and speed are second to none and he's finally added some end product to that pace.

    Jota, Jimenez, Costa, Cavaleiro, Bonatini, and Traore is an impressive front 3 with really good depth.
     
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    Personally think Traore could use another season at Boro where he is an undisputed starter. Pulis has surprisingly done wonders for him.
     
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    Sure. But everyone would be after him then. Wolves were smart to dive in now for £18M.

    Wolves could use a LWB and CB before the deadline, but they look like a top-10 squad regardless.
     
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