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    Figured I'd get this going. The PL window is open and we're 10 days away from the major European league windows. With Man U and RM looking at significant overhauls; Juve aging; Chelsea banned from buying; Spurs undistracted from stadium issues and desperate to build depth with the highest profit margin in football; Bale, Hazard, Pogba, and now maybe Mbappe looking to move on, it's setting up to be a pretty fun ride.

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    Gonna be a crazy summer. Supposedly, Man U offered Pogba the captains band to keep him. And Hazard signed with Borussia Dortmund for €25.5 million. Thorgan, not Eden.

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    Kurt Steffen played his last match for the Columbus Crew last week ahead of his transfer to Man City that will be official when the window opens on July 9. He’ll immediately be loaned to Fortuna Düsseldorf which finished 10th in the Bundesliga.

    https://www.espn.com/soccer/united-s...una-dusseldorf

    Daniel Sturridge And Alberto Moreno won’t be re-signed by Liverpool and are free agents.

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    Villa have started their summer moves now that their return to the EPL is settled. They signed Jota from Birmingham City, who is more of a playmaking forward/wing, and have started the process of making Anwar El Ghazi's move from Lille permanent. That would give them two legit wide threats. They are also working to make Tyrone Mings loan move permanent, but nothing appears to be happening with Tammy Abraham from Chelsea and they have been linked to several other forwards.

    Villa also off loaded a bunch of contracts ... aging vets Glen Whelan, Alan Hutton and Albert Adomah played a lot of Championship minutes but aren't really up to EPL standards anymore. They finally got rid of Micah Richards' contract, as he hasn't played for them in 3 full seasons. After multiple loans, they finally sold off Ross McCormack and decided not to offer new contracts to Tommy Elphick, Richie DeLaet and long time squad keeper Mark Bunn. Changing of the guard for sure, and Villa are making noises about building a team that can survive their promotion season.

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    Hazard now officially a galactico. Sarri apparently off to Juve. I've seen it rumored that Chelsea may be appealing their transfer ban, but if the appeal is rejected, the ban could even be lengthened. Could be a fun summer at the Bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNIM View Post
    Hazard now officially a galactico. Sarri apparently off to Juve. I've seen it rumored that Chelsea may be appealing their transfer ban, but if the appeal is rejected, the ban could even be lengthened. Could be a fun summer at the Bridge.
    It’s why Chelsea signed Pulisic in January. Supposedly. Chelsea are chasing Javi Gracia who’s been at Watford for 18 months. He fits Abramovich’s M.O. perecly. If he does get the Chelsea job, it will be his 9th since 2011

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    Chelsea managers are disposable, but that transfer ban is going to hurt them and their overall player pool management is shockingly wasteful. At one point I think they had 80 guys under senior team contracts ... I mean, c'mon. Their loan list could stock a team in the Championship that might be good enough to win promotion. Whatever. It doesn't bother me if Chelsea struggle for a bit ... other than a selfish interest that Pulisic get a spot on the big club so he can continue to grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbear View Post
    Chelsea managers are disposable, but that transfer ban is going to hurt them and their overall player pool management is shockingly wasteful. At one point I think they had 80 guys under senior team contracts ... I mean, c'mon. Their loan list could stock a team in the Championship that might be good enough to win promotion. Whatever. It doesn't bother me if Chelsea struggle for a bit ... other than a selfish interest that Pulisic get a spot on the big club so he can continue to grow.
    At least they started spreading the loans around. It used to be that Arnhem Vitesse in the Dutch League was the preferred destination. Chelsea’s roster on Wikipedia lists 36 players on loan, including Pulisic and Morata, who is on loan until next season. They have 2 guys out to clubs that are level 7 or 8 on the pyramid, another at level 3 in Spain.

    Besides Pulisic, they have defender Matt Miazga, who spent the season on loan at Reading. Since signing with Chelsea in 2015, he’s made 2 appearances for them in 15-16 before going on loan spells to Vitesse for 2 seasons and Nantes for 1 before Reading.

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    Real Madrid sign left back Ferland Mendy from Lyon for €48 million plus €5 million in add-ons.

    Man U sign Daniel James from Swansea for £15 million, potentially rising to £22 million.

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    Villa signed 22 year old striker Wesley Moreas (goes by Wesley) from Club Brugge. He's a bit young to be a No 9 in the EPL and still developing, but paying 20 million pounds for Wesley likely signals an end to Villa's pursuit of Tammy Abraham on a permanent move from Chelsea. They'll probably pick up a veteran striker before all is said and done.

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    Sky is reporting that Chelsea and Juve have reached a deal on compensation for Sarri. It will be north of £5 million and will be announced in the next 24 hours. They also report that Frank Lampard will be Chelsea’s first English manager in 23 years. Caretakers aside, Glenn Hoddle was the last, managing 157 matches over 3 seasons, ending in June 1996, the first 2 as a player/manager.

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    Lampard who has all of 13 months experience as a manager under his belt? What could go wrong? I mean, at least he eventually got Derby playing a recognizable formation and got them to the promotion playoff. That's not nothing ... but of course they did it with a ton of player investment, which Chelsea will not have the luxury of doing this summer.

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