Transfer: Summer Transfers part 4

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  1. Jussi

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    As with all previous threads, when posting a rumour, ALWAYS MENTION THE SOURCE. Here's a helpful source ranking via reddit:

    Tier 0 (Undisputed, Official Sources)each team's own website
    Tier 1 (Highest Quality Sources)Simon Stone (BBC) / Sport1 (Germany) / Henry Winter (The Times Chief of Football) / Mohamed Bouhafsi/RMC Sport (France) / Fabrizio Romano (Guardian) / Paul Joyce (The Times/Liverpool/Everton) / David Ornstein (BBC/Arsenal) / Craig Norwood (Club Photographer) / Kristof Terreur (The Guardian)
    Tier 2 (Proven to have current sources)Bild (Germany/Bavaria) / Der Westen (Germany/Schalke/Gladbach/Dortmund) / Kicker (Germany) / De Telegraaf (Netherlands) / COPE (Spain) / Raphael Honigstein (Germany Freelancer/Guardian German News) / Voetbal International (Netherlands) / James Ducker (the Telegraph) / Matt Law (Telegraph/Chelsea) / Andy Burton (Sky Sports) / Caderna SER (Spain) / O Jogo (Portugal) / Paul Hirst (The Times) / James Cooper - Sky Sports / Gianluca Di Marzio (Sky Italia/Independant Journalist) / /u/xisimon (One of us)
    Tier 3 (Average reliability, or former Tier 2)/ Sky Sports (excludes Burton) / Canal+/Pierre Menes (France) / Jamie Jackson (Guardian) / Ian Ladyman(Daily Mail) / Stu Bates (Mirror) / The Telegraph / The Guardian / The Times / Mark Ogden (ESPN) / Daniel Taylor (Guardian) / Correio de Manha (Portugal) / Ruhr Nachrichten (Germany) / Le Parisien (France) / Ian Herbert (Independent) / Jason Burt (Telegraph) / Record (Portugal) / A Bola (Portugal) / Richard Keys (beIN Sports) / Jim White (Everton only) / L'Equipe (France) / Duncan Castles (Freelancer with known ties to Mourinho) / Stephen Howson (FullTimeDevils)
    Tier 4 (Aggregators, indirect sources, low reliability)Sport Witness (aggregator) / Newsnow (aggregator) /@CheGiaevara (aggregator) / BildSport (Germany) / Tuttomercatoweb (Italy) / Sport (Spain) / Goal.com / Miguel Delaney (Freelance/ESPN/Independant) / Guillem Balague (Sky Sports/Freelance/****) / Stuart Mathieson (MEN) / Andy Mitten (ESPN/United we Stand) / The Independent / Mundo Deportivo (Spain) / Marca (Spain/Real Madrid) / AS (Spain/Real Madrid) / GFFN (France/aggregator) / Talksport (UK & Ireland) / Here is the City (Aggregator) / Bleacher Report(Aggregator) / 90 min.com (Aggregator) / 'Sky Sources' (Sky Sports) / Kaveh Solhekol (Sky Sports)
    Tier 5 (Known ****posters and Banned sources)Peter O'Rouke (Freelance) / Tancredi Palmieri (Freelance/Bull**** merchant) / Metro (banned - utter ****) / Express (banned - redditwide ban due to vote manipulation) / The Sun (Banned - for being the Sun) / Diario Gol (Spain) / Daily Star (Go there for ****, not news) / CaughtOffside (Aggregates, but poses the news as its own) / Don Balon (Spain) / Samuel Luckhurst (M.E.N - ****-stirring bellend.) / Sqwaka (Vote Manipulation) / Sport/LAD Bible (Clickbait merchants/Content thieves) / Joe.co.uk (**** memes and even worse transfer content) / 90min
    Tier IndyKailaThis guy is worse than an unknown entity. In fact, his Twitter account is so bad, that Russia considered making a Space Station out of it. This tier also includes fans of Toilets and Sink-makers...
     
  2. Creed Bratton

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    Why do we need a new thread again?
     
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    Kepa for 80mil is something...
     
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    And I thought the price for Alisson was absurd, christ.
     
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    United's move for Boetang is all but off because Bayern want them to double their money. Also there's reports that Boetang to United is about to happen. Also there's reports that Alderweireld deal is all but done and Spurs are looking for a replacement. Also there's reports that Spurs want more money. Also there's reports that Maguire's deal is off because of City. So basically no one knows what the hell United is doing.

    Edit: forgot one. After reports that he was staying at Lazio, United are now offering close to 140M for SMS.
     
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    With Alisson I can see a top 2/3 goalie. Kepa has good potential but not as high as Alisson imo.
     
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    What's more absurd Butland at 35 or Kepa at 80?
     
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    You get what you pay for... What's 45 mill to Chelsea? Kepa should be WC soon.
     
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    And here there's a report Boateng really wants to sign with Tuchel's PSG rathern than Mou's United.

    But PSG isn't that high on him apparently.
     
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    Umm that’s tough. I’d rather spend 80 on Kepa because he’s a good keeper than 35 on Butland who’s mediocre at best.
     
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    Right, better to overpay for quality than pay fair price for mediocre. Kepa was really the only option out there, and he could only be had for release clause at this point. Chelsea screwed up by not targeting him earlier, but even if we didn't pay the release clause, we would've been close to it.
     
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    I don't know. 35 is overpaying for Butland. You could get a similar keeper in a different league for half that.
     
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    Do I want Chelsea to spend 80m on a goalie? Hell no, but the consequences of not spending it could be much worse.
     
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    Yeah. But how many goalies can you get for 35 that have potential like Kepa?
     
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    True, 35 for Butland isn't fair for his quality, it's including the English tax.
     
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    It's also for a sure thing. You know Butland can provide decent keeping in England, you aren't quite sure how a similar level keeper from another league will adapt. Better to go for high quality.
     
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    Not the point I was making. Just that Butland isn't worth 35M.
     
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    Matt Law is indicating that Kovacic will be included on loan. Said Chelsea budgeted an amount to add a keeper and midfielder, and Kovacic on loan allowed them to invest more money in a keeper to get Kepa. To me that means probably no Fekir or other attacker. Those links were probably dependent on Willian leaving.
     
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    Ahh fair point.
     
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    At the end of the day you pay to get the target you want. If you want him bad enough you'll pony up the money, or 'settle' for someone that you didn't feel was your best option. We've all seen how that can turn out.
     
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    Bakayoko to Milan - Di Marzio
     
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    Di Marzio says Bakayoko to Milan.
     
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    Loan or permanent?
     
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    Loan with option to buy. Hopefully that means Kovacic is coming, at least on loan.
     
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