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Why buying Falcao will help the youth and FFP too

Why buying Falcao will help the youth and FFP too

One of the important principles of management is lateral thinking.
Ii do realize that we have spent £80 million in transfers in the summer. In my opinion we are just 2 players away from becoming a title winning side.

One is Radamel Falcao with a buyout clause of £47million and the other is Joao Moutinho as a direct replacement to Lampard costing around £20-23 million if we bargain well (this seems to be a new trait that Chelsea are beginning to bargain).

While in Falcao's case we can`t bargain as Atletico don`t want to sell we have to activate his buyout clause. I think Falcao has no choice but to join as no other club would pay that much right now.

Madrid could but Real and Atletico have an understanding not to poach each other`s players. It`s a match made in heaven. So Falcao will come. It`s purely a question of personal terms.

Moutinho too is a good buy. We will face competition from AVB and Tottenham but I`m sure we can attract him. We could even loan players to Porto as makeweight, like Essien for example with a youth player, possibly even Piazon as i think he will gain valuable experience at a Portugese club, he'D fit in well.

With Danny's £12million sale our January could end with £55million in expenses, plus the wages of Malouda off the books making it roughly £50 million. All things said we will stay FFP compliant with Lamps set to leave and maybe even Cole (though I don`t like that).

The point is we'll be just compliant! So we won`t spend insane money in the future. Let`s face it we need to have 3 centre forwards, at least 2 of them should be world class:-

1. Falcao

2. Torres

3. Lukaku (loan)

That`s good enough.

What this does is that it provides players like Ppiazon, Chalobah, Josh, De Bruyne, Lukaku, Kane, Bruma, Thorgan and all the others. I can`t name a serious chance of making it to the first team in the next couple of years. Why? Because we can`t spend away again! In a weird way spending today saves us tomorrow.

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Date:Wednesday December 26 2012
Time: 7:18PM


Saber!!! that is an article and an idea i find quite interesting...and it might just work...i like it at first read although i am still thinking...we have got enough talents stacked up no doubt...maybe we should include another winger on that list like Theo...i am still thinking...
26/12/2012 19:38:00
Thank you saber! Everything Ive been saying and thinking
26/12/2012 19:39:00
i think we will really be a very strong force in world football if we get the small details right at this point..its really delicate ans complex....but our academy is defnitely very interesting...
26/12/2012 19:54:00
Interesting my dear friend, I like how you think! Like @lay I am still thinking haha, but what you layed out makes sense. I def like the Moutinho shout, he is sheer class and I think we'll have no problem attracting him to us instead of Spurs. So many rumors going around and possibilities it's quite difficult to digest it all. Villa on loan? Activating Ba's release clause? Fellaini, Theo, Falcao, Lamps leaving, Ash soon to follow..
26/12/2012 19:57:00
@Foreverchelse you know times have changed at chelsea, some seasons ago everybody will have a decent idea of who we are bringing in...remember the robinho saga?...but now the club goes about his business very privately...which is very impressive...i am sure we have players lined up for january already..but no one knows who...even the journos come up with different names everyday...i like that part..cant wait for the window to open..i hope we do our business panic buys towards the end of the window
26/12/2012 20:06:00
@lay too true, being early in the window is key!
26/12/2012 20:17:00
I agree with your valid points but one thing you should see clearly is...we wont be signing any mid-fielders cos we dont need any right now. We have an insane abundance of mid-fielders in this club and even more coming through the ranks. Add ''Mr I just found my calling Luiz'' to the mix and we have more than enough. We need a good CB and a very good striker.
26/12/2012 21:32:00
@3unity a good CB = Jeffery Bruma - he has really improved and can only get better imo...
26/12/2012 21:45:00
I think we will sign one of below 4 players as Lampard replacement. Moutinho (26): For me, he was the best midfielder at the last Euros. Miralem Pjanic (22): I have never seen him play but we have been linked with him. I think Rafa would like this player. You remember he brought Aquilani to Liverpool who was a big flop just like Torres. Willian (24) & Fellaini (25): We all know about them.
26/12/2012 22:21:00
I think instead of getting Falcao we should get 3 strikers with that amount. @layorh12: 1)These days when you make an offer for ANY PLAYER the agents make sure there is nobody else around who might pay them more, remember what happened with Hazard deal. When Chelsea will put an offer for any player, rest assured all other big clubs will be aware of it and might bid for the same player. 2) Bruma: He is not even getting into Hamburg's first team. He said that he does not want to sit on the bench at Chelsea.
26/12/2012 22:28:00
Atletico would be crazy to sell their best player in midseason when they havin arguably their best season in recent time,we have no CL footie to entice him,tbh our best chance of getin him would be in the summer except Roman pulls something for moutinho,u think we would get him for £20-£23mil??am sorry for u,that porto president would make us pay through our nose to get him or have u forgoten our latest ordeal with porto,hulk anyone??if roman should pay against the odds in getin this 2 players what would be our chance of complyin with ffp?? btw an interestin article though
26/12/2012 22:37:00
@B2k..check Bruma stats...he was a starter for Hambourg before he got injured..he just returned and although not starting yet..he plays in almost all the matches coming in as a sub which means the coach rates him...he is still very young..he should win back his place soon...i watch him on regular basis...he has really improved...and can still improve a lot more...bringing him back to rotate with JT, Brana and Cahill will be good since Luiz has moved into midfield...he will get games so long he performs at the expected levels...might carry on after JT if JT is not offered a new deal in next season might be the perfect time to start bedding him in...the kid's got some good talent...
26/12/2012 22:41:00
@layroh12: One of the rumor is that Bruma might join Vitesse Arnhem in this January window. I shall start watching Hamburg i.e. if he doesn't move to VA. LUIZ: He will not play in the midfield against the big/better teams otherwise in my opinion we will get screwed, his positioning is not that good, sometimes he commits himself where he doesn't need to.
26/12/2012 22:54:00
@BK...from what i have seen, if Luiz plays DM against a decent opposition, we'll be very exposed...which'll be bad..but if he has a sort of enforcer behind him and he plays more as a CM with lesser defensive duties and more freedom more allowances for errors, i think we'll be fine...he is an immense talent but quite impulsive which is why a role as a CM might suit him better than a DM role where you need a lot of positional and tactical discipline to have a great game against decent opposition...i think tubby will bed him into midfield gradually...he might play as a defender against everton...or maybe he'll be completely'll need to watch bruma a bit more..he is near ready..!!
26/12/2012 23:02:00
Yes, today at times Luiz was going forward and Oscar was covering for him, CM might suit him better, lets just watch the space. For me by beating Everton & Stoke we will get the 2 Manchester clubs worried. I always want Chelsea to beat these [1) Everton 2) Liverpool 3) Barcelona 4) ManU] teams.
26/12/2012 23:10:00
I think the whole players-on-loan thing is fundamentally flawed. We send them to (sorry to say it) mediocre teams. Their whole game is different. They spend most of the match without the ball, and this is what they experience day in, day out. It will never turn them into the players Chelsea need. It's happened to Kakuta already and I fear Josh M will meet the same fate. It needs a radical rethink.
26/12/2012 23:18:00
@londonfc: Good teams will not want to have UNPROVEN players on loan so yes that only leaves mid table or mediocre teams. (IMO West Brom play Lukaku only because it is in the loan deal that WB give Lukaku xx number of starts and subs appearances.
26/12/2012 23:27:00
B2K420- There is no clause in any loan contract that states that a player must be played. Its up to the coach of that club to use the said player or not.
27/12/2012 00:15:00
dont need a CM, get villa now and lewandowski in the summer
27/12/2012 01:05:00
NEYMAR the club should do what ever it takes to bring him to Chelsea, we cant sleep on this one like we did modders and aguero. Infact we should invest that 50million on Falcao on NEYMAR instead.
27/12/2012 02:54:00
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