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Consigliere

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  1. All the top journos for Liverpool are reporting about Nunez but none, as far as I've seen, reported on Danjuma so it seems that Nunez is Liverpool's top target to replace Mane. They will most likely get him but, given the reported fee and the current weaknesses in Nunez's game, he would represent the biggest risk Liverpool have taken in the transfer market thus far during Klopp's reign.
  2. My Benfica supporting buddies tell me he's really dangerous when given the space to counterattack but is much less effective right now when facing low blocks because his hold up play, first touch (especially with his back to goal) and passing ability is poor while his movement is one-dimensional. His aerial ability is not as good as one might expect of a player of his size either. I really hope United aren't going to try to outbid Liverpool. Benfica's asking price is way too high for a player of Nunez's current ability imo. At least Liverpool has Klopp who could develop Nunez to a point where the transfer fee doesn't seem so bad. Given the instability at United, Nunez is much more likely to end up as another expensive flop here and it's a coin toss whether Ten Hag will still be here in two years time.
  3. As Joyce said, it'll come down to price. Portuguese media were reporting a few months ago that Benfica would not accept less than €80m. That asking price either seems to have increased or the English press are using € and £ interchangeably again because the price being reported now is £80-85m. I think that's a bit too much for Nunez because right now he has pretty much the same weaknesses as Lukaku but with a worse scoring record and only one good season under his belt. Klopp could develop him to be worth the price though.
  4. Looks like Brazzo is really starting to piss off Liverpool. ETA. Confirmed by Joyce too.
  5. Looks like Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Monaco for Tchouameni - €80m + €20m in add-ons. Modric will also be extending his contract for one more season.
  6. Lewandowski really burning bridges at Bayern. Can't see how he stays after the comments he's been making. Bayern will probably be forced into selling rather than hoping he would see out the last year of his contract.
  7. Di Marzio reporting that Matic has agreed a 1-year contract (with an option for a further year) with Roma.
  8. Reliable journos did report that PSG held talks with Zidane so that's probably true. Seems like he's waiting for the France NT job.
  9. Di Marzio has reported that Mourinho has no intention of leaving Roma and that PSG are considering Christophe Galtier to take over as manager.
  10. That was a very good fight back from England's bowlers to restrict the chase to under 300. Game is finely balanced.
  11. I see Netherlands are giving Belgium a thumping. Did not expect this scoreline.
  12. That was a massive fight back by Mitchell and Blundell. Puts NZ in a strong position. England will be hoping that that partnership is a sign of the pitch flattening out since they are most likely going to have to chase a 300+ target in the 4th innings.
  13. Arsenal confirm that Lacazette will leave when his contract expires at the end of the month. Reports in France say that he will be rejoining Lyon.
  14. That's debatable. Ramsdale is coming off a very good season plus he's good with the ball which helps a lot with Arsenal's playing out from the back. Burnley don't play that way so Pope's ability to play out from the back is untested. Replacing a 24y/o Ramsdale who has performed well and fits the style of play with a 30y/o Pope who doesn't would be a stupid and unnecessary signing for Arsenal.
  15. No chance. Carvajal is a top class RB when fully fit. The only issue with him is that he's injury prone. Plus, Lucas Vázquez has proven to be a more than capable backup RB (in fact he made almost as many appearances at RB as Carvajal did this season). Then there's still Odriozola whose loan at Fiorentina has ended but Real will probably look to sell him since Vázquez has proven to be the better player.
  16. Maxwel Cornet will most likely be gone too. Reportedly Burnley's relegation activated a £17m release clause for him - I'm sure someone in the PL will pay that. Pope and/or Weghorst will probably be sold too to raise some funds. Re: Rudiger. He will obviously have to earn his place in the starting XI but he does add much needed depth. Real Madrid basically played this season with only 3 CBs (Militao, Alaba and Nacho). Vallejo only managed a handful of games and is clearly not good enough for Real Madrid.
  17. Ben Mee will be leaving Burnley on a free. He's one of nine players whose contracts are up at the end of this month. Tarkowski is also expected to leave on a free transfer - Everton have reportedly made him an offer.
  18. You are basically describing Heard's actions here and applying it to Depp. "shut up no one will believe you anyway" is pretty much what Heard said to Depp.
  19. Yes. It is. At least to me, and the jury in the US trial.
  20. At least Depp has gotten some measure of justice. It's clear that Heard was the primary abuser.
  21. And Gnabry. From what I've read, he's demanding some big wages too. There were reports that Bayern offered him €17-19m per year but he's still not accepted the offer. I don't see Liverpool breaking their wage structure for Gnabry (who is a good player but is also injury prone).
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