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mister_dupont

\- Transfer period is approaching -> Koundé to Chelsea rumours start


realshadowfax

Fill in the blank exercise: Transfer period is approaching -> XXXX to YYYY FC rumors start.


LackingInPatience

Sneijder to Manchester United 2022 summer?


Brendy25

Looking forward to see how he fits in this team, quality player and someone that Tuchel has really wanted it seems.


Acceptable-Lemon-748

I assume he'd fit in somewhere ahead of Mendy and behind Kovacic


toxinwolf

big if true


realshadowfax

What if it’s too tight and it needs stretching


Acceptable-Lemon-748

Phrasing!


WBY3

Phone a friend


Nervous-Engine-4780

Big mistake. He failed the Antonio test in the europa league


panjeri

He seems to fail tests every time he's up against a tough opponent.


sevillista

What a load


oscarpaterson

Honestly


NotClayMerritt

This was my worry as well. He’ll either be a big money flop who fans continue to defend for years or he’ll be a smashing success.


Tahapatel

Played very well against Barca when i saw him


iamtherealgrayson

Barca isn't a tough opponent


mashimaru_161

He said tough opponents. ;)


JayTaa

When he received an absolutely idiotic red card?


Tahapatel

That was total shithousery from Jordi Alba


JayTaa

Yeah but Kounde is still an idiot for reacting the way he did.


Nervous-Engine-4780

yep. we're replacing the mentally weakest top CB (christensen) with the 2nd weakest


Drewskibroho

Sounds like an upgrade to me


lolpunny

Would be a good signing to replace an aging Azpilicueta, right cb in a back 3 is the perfect position for him. That being said 59m pounds seems a bit steep.


stpstrt

£59m is not steep at all in the current market. He’s one of the best young and relatively available CBs if you’ve been watching La Liga. Him and Pau Torres.


arc1261

Is Pau Torres really good? I saw a few games from him (especially the ones against us) and he was very meh - he seemed like he’d be a prime Maguire moment - decent/good for a mid table side that sits deep (which Villarreal did in the CL a lot) and pretty good on the ball but just gets exposed in any sort of high line. I may have missed something though but I would be wary of Torres


stpstrt

He’s fairly solid yeah, not so much gonna marshal the backline but still a very good CB. To be fair playing against Liverpool is a tough gig.


arc1261

Yeah that’s why I was asking. Just seemed to me to be a bit overhyped but maybe I’m being harsh.


stpstrt

I don’t think he’s particularly overhyped, plus anyone can have a bad day. I think he’s fairly rated, CL standard CB. Of course Koundé is the better prospect, I just highlighted Pau cause he would be a decent pickup for a lot of bigger teams.


ZZ3peat

Pau is Laporte lite, he's improving every season a lot


NotClayMerritt

Why do people keep calling Pau Torres a young player? He’s almost 26 lol


stpstrt

Was referring to Pau Torres as “relatively available” not specifically as a young player.


Tarp96

Would be better for Chelsea to sign Guehi back. One of their academy graduates and has been a rock for Crystal Palace.


oscarpaterson

We don't have a buyback on him, he'd likely be just as expensive if not more


DorothyJMan

I think Chelsea have a reported hefty sell-on clause though, which makes re-signing him a bit easier.


lrzbca

Didn’t know we had sell-on clause for Guehi


H4RRY29

We have matching rights on him, so we can match any other bid that is accepted.


Likeabhas

So we should just put in 2 bids of 30 mil on him


like_my_likes

Modern problems require modern solutions.


billys-bobs

What advantage does this actually give us? Dont we have the right to match a bid for every player in the world? Then its up to the player to agree terms. Is it just that we get a courtesy phone call if they accept a bid from someone else?


arc1261

I think it means that if Chelsea match the bid then they have to be the first option the club goes to. For example if Chelsea and Madrid offered the same for a player that they have a match offer on, if Chelsea match then the club have to accept the Chelsea bid. Player can still refuse though


Tarp96

If the price is gonna be the same I would still go for Guehi. Been one of the best CBs in the prem this season and acadamey graduates will always have a special connection with the club.


pervertedwatcher

Nah, Kounde is better and plus it will make the board look stupid for selling an asset at so much below market value and then buying him back at an inflated price,(Only 1 year later at that)Marina won't have that.


risheeb1002

Like Lukaku?


CorbeauS

Trust the process


pervertedwatcher

That was years later tho, completely different situation.


risheeb1002

Delayed egg on the face is still egg on the face


HaiderrrHD

U been cleaning ur face for 10 years my guy


pervertedwatcher

True, but if u space it out then the embarrassment won't be as severe.


like_my_likes

I get what you are trying to say but Kounde is far better.


lrzbca

We’ll need Kounde and Guehi.


Critzor

We dont have a buyback clause. I think there's one or both of a price match clause and a resale clause. So our best bet on buying him back again is for another team to make a move for him and then us matching that but I doubt that'll happen this window, thinking 2023 or 2024.


oldboyne

Kounde RCB Guehi LCB. Kounde is an Azpilicueta replacement. Guehi would be a Rudiger replacement. Also have Colwill returning who plays LCB. The list of LCBs we have lost recently; Rudiger, Zouma, Tomori, Guehi....


mohankohan

Why not both? ^(oh no wait romans gone)


NotClayMerritt

People underrate being PL proven. With the gap between the PL and other leagues continuing to increase, that’s going to be more important than ever


RecognitionSame5332

marina hates youth players, she doesnt earn commissions when she promotes youth, but does get commissions when she signs players


tylerdurden042

What's your source on this?


nosmigon

The answer is he hates marina. I replied to his hate filled comments the other day


tylerdurden042

Lol, nevermind. As suspected tbh.


inspired_corn

Man people will really just say anything won't they?


RedgrenCrumbholt

Spurs will probably consider an approach again


pervertedwatcher

And he would once again reject them


wheresmyspacebar2

We wont, we have Cuti now. Kounde plays as a RCB, he isn't starting over Cuti. We'll be going after a LCB and spending big money there, over another RCB who would cost a ton anyways.


[deleted]

Tomori is better


InformativeFox

He's not for sale though


Soren_Camus1905

We don't need to splash the cash on players like Tomori, we should be looking to our academy.


niceville

No no, I much prefer our strategy of selling all of our young defenders right before everyone else’s contract expires.


stin10

/s ?


smashybro

No, we actually do have a highly rated CB prospect who’s had an excellent loan with Huddersfield. Makes more sense to try to integrate him this season than buying back either Tomori or Guehi for like £50m+.


stin10

Lewill or something right? I completely agree its not worth bringing Tomori back, but in hindsight i think it's pretty clear we should've held on to him. I just thought it was funny to say we should be looking at our academy when Tomori was let go despite being one of its better CB prospects.


oscarpaterson

Levi Colwill, he’s arguably a better prospect than both Tomori and Guehi


Soren_Camus1905

I hate that stupid thing


stin10

/s ?


like_my_likes

Doubt[X]


MrConor212

All I can say is why? Feel like for 59m we are being robbed


burnerbutnotreally1

araujo is better than kounde and valued wayyyyy less


cuoreesitante

Alright we will take Aruojo for a cool 30M, thanks


burnerbutnotreally1

you can have lenglet for discount


cuoreesitante

is lenglet better than kounde?


burnerbutnotreally1

yes he is the best cb in laliga.


KNSDALI

Lol no.


burnerbutnotreally1

araujo is better than kounde


barak8006

ooh a barca fan saying his CB is better than others. call me a shock


burnerbutnotreally1

you're both Chelsea fans. you have no bias whatsoever huh??


barak8006

I wasn't the one claiming my cb is better than kounda out of nowhere


burnerbutnotreally1

i said "araujo is better than kounde and valued wayyyyy less" which is relevant


KNSDALI

He is not, but if you’re happy then I’m happy.


Plenty_Sound_8425

Wasn't this journalist an fan of SMG wanting to takeover.


lukezndr

He certainly had access to them, but that's probably it


Plenty_Sound_8425

Hyping them up as well. Clearly he's jealous of Matt Law.


pervertedwatcher

Matt Law is an absolute clown tbh, outside of certain connections there's nothing to be jealous of.


inspired_corn

Why would he be jealous of that absolute rat? Nizaar is a much better journalist


Fisktor

Sarah michelle gellar?


Plenty_Sound_8425

Saudi Media Group.


Fisktor

Not as hot


HAWmaro

It's quite hot in the desert my dude.


fapperontheroof

Yeah, but it’s a *dry* heat.


EezoManiac

Buffy is hot everywhere


JoresV

He is one of the most reliable Chelsea journalists, when it comes to transfers he rarely if ever talks bullshit.


avolcando

Big Buffy fan was he?


Plenty_Sound_8425

A saudi fan.


agni69

He will struggle in the PL. But Tuchel plays 3 at the back so should have protection. Going from Rudiger to Kounde would be a massive drop in physicality


jMS_44

He would not be Rudiger's replacement though.


Dbuzzer

They play on opposite sides


sterusebn

This is significantly less than they refused last season. I think he’s moving this summer, but it’ll be much more expensive.


ZZ3peat

It's in pounds