January Transfer Window 2019
So Nasri is in, and we've been linked with a few others, but in terms of outs, Adrian could well be one to leave. A hint in his latest Tweet, perhaps?
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Drinkwater and Loftus-Cheek are on our radar, accoridng to Ex and I'd take either, TBH. McCarthy I'm not really sold on but as it's the Mail I'm not really considering him as an actual target.
GK Fab / Adrian
DR Zab / Fredericks / Antonio
DC Balbuena / Diop / Ogbonna / Reid (?)
DL Cresswell / Arthur
DM Rice / Obiang
MC Loftus-Cheek / Noble / Wilshere
RW Snodgrass / Antonio / Diangana
AM Nasri / Perez / Lanzini (?)
ST Arnie / Hernandez / Carroll
That should be plenty for the rest of the season
DR Zab / Fredericks / Antonio.
Saw a good bit of RLC at Palace and he looked fantastic, he had exactly the rifgt balance between energy and technical ability to excel in Pellegrinis system
Also I'm a huge fan of Clyne, think he's a quality player and depsite seeing some football the past month i think hed be open to a move
If we are serious about challenging for top 7, we need to strengthen in a few positions, IMO.
Clyne and RLC would be excellent signings, Champo ;ok
You've crossed out 7 though? Balbuena and another will be back this season.
I agree that Clyne would be another really good signing for us.
I agree that RLC would be a good signing, especially if it led to a permanent deal.
For the rest, I'd much sooner see us leave it until summer, and take a proper stock of what we need, and who is available/would fit in with the team.
How is Hudson-Odoi menat to progress if that's the attitude? How can they say it's hard to find space for a youngster when they're happy to buy a 20 year old for more than £50m? They are talking the same about Loftus-Cheek being a great prospect, but they're after Isco too.
I know it's Chelsea so who really cares, but also it is a general trend that I find really frustrating in the modern day. All fans want to see academy products develop. We could have spent £30m on a defensive midfielder but we've trusted a teenager. It can work.
We can then launch a more focussed transfer strategy in the summer when we can let a few go and hopefully kick on from a very progressive season by splashing a little again in the style of Anderson as we did last time.
As I would imagine is the case with most clubs however I would act if the right target became available. Loftus Cheek could fall into this category.
For me this Window is for those hoping fend of relegation and those hoping to give a push to realistic hopes of titles. The rest of us can wait for the next real window.
A CM would also be nice , but RB is my position that I'd like us to sort out if possible.
One to keep an eye on, maybe ;hmm
Dembele, maybe (his age puts me off a bit - he is 31).
Nobody else, except maybe Giroud ;fence ;hmm
While those 2 are the only ones I'd actively pursue I think any of Cahill, Monreal, Dembele or Herrera could be interesting moves