January transfer window.

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    Romansdirtypants
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    1905… Got to say, i’d be a little sad if Ivanovic left the club this window. Im a big fan despite his alarming drop off in form since last season. He can still do an important job for us, but more importantly, he has that winning streak and knowledge and invaluable experience of a title run in. I reckon that is worth more to the club than getting him off the books so not sure the story has legs for january. It would be great to give both him and JT the send off in the summer should both move on or in JT’s case, retire.

    #1423730

    bluepylon
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    The club along with Conte have clearly indentified players they need to get of the payroll before sufficinet funds are released for Conte to bring players he wants in the summer.

    #1423743

    CFC1905
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    RDP – would tend to agree with you. Always felt that Ivanovic never really got the recognition he deserved but for me he always gave 100% and has been a stalwart of our defence for the last 8/9 years

    Yes he got criticised last season but then who did not…?

    Ideally it would be great to see both JT and Ivanovic getting a run out at the last game of the season just before the trophy is lifted (too premature….????) but only time will tell on that one. KTBFFH

    #1423745

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    BP – I think there is little doubt that Conte knows who needs to move on but as I do not see us doing much business in January, regardless of all the rumours, I am not convinced that we are in need to free up funds just yet. KTBFFH

    #1423765

    bluepylon
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    CFC
    I never mentioned January, i said for the summer.
    Cant have it both ways, want youth to get a chance and then get all sentimental when older players are being moved on
    Ivanovic has been a good player for the club and has been well rewarded for that, and if a fee is coming plus his wages going, it will all help with future recruitment, plus get the likes of Ake on the bench to get a game.

    #1423812
    Amz
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    Branna can speak to any club now with a free transfer happening in summer. He will still be a Chelsea player this window

    #1423820

    nine nine nine
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    1905, like you I would prefer to hang on to Ivanovic until the end of the season he is still useful off the bench imo especially when we want to try and shut a game down.

    Given that he has less than 6 months left on his contract I would be surprised if any fee is involved and it were given what’s left on the contract it would be minimal and as Amz rightly says he can negotiate his exit with any European club on a free leaving in the summer.

    Let’s see what happens whenever he goes he’s been a brilliant signing for us at circa £9m and won everything possible at the club and because of that I suspect Roman will let him go if and when he wants probably for free and rightly so imo given his 9 years of great service to the club. Cheers 999

    #1423825

    nine nine nine
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    Conte confirms Begovic will be allowed to leave providing Chelsea can sign a replacement as for whether there will be any outfield signings before the window closes Conte said he didn’t know and that he was happy with his squad.

    #1423829

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    BP – my bad – didn’t read the mail correctly

    Not sentimental but rather practical. Ivanovic has been used a lot by Conte off the bench to date rather than Zouma for example so feels he can still do a job

    Must admit that I never saw Ake as a CB at all and assumed he would be pushing Alonso for his role. Ake is a good defender and can get forward and score. Not sure if his crossing is as good as Alonso though but he is a young and that could be worked on. He has the physique for the role as well

    I am hoping that Ake gets a run out this weekend. KTBFFH

    #1423830

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    999 – really think that Ivanovic deserves a free as recognition of his service over the years. KTBFFH

    #1423839
    Romansdirtypants
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    BP… Its an interesting one… Sentimental… A little… These are guys you and I have actually grown up with for the last 15 years or so. I will probably sound like a Liverpool fan now, but I do think there are ways to do things properly. the only argument I’d put forward is that the likes of Ake could probably learn a lot from JT and Ivanovic as they enter the final months of their contracts and I fully expect him to be pushing for a starting birth next season. But as that old devil Jess always used to muse, no sentimentality in football…

    #1423842

    nine nine nine
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    1905, 100% agree mate.

    #1423848

    stefanvanhassel
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    Whas there in Amsterdam vs Benfica for the EL final when Branna scored that Header//winner !
    Will never Forget that night!!
    Good luck to him IF he leaves the Club,Chelsea Legend IMO.

    #1423936

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    Surely if the club can get a fee then why not
    And a Chelsea legend, there have been legends for various reasons but can’t really sit ivanovic in that group.
    Just my opinion.

    #1425580

    nine nine nine
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    Not much happening for us without something happens completely left of field.

    Begovic is chasing first team football and wants to go to achieve that but Conte seemingly won’t let him go without we get a suitable replacement which seems very sensible.

    Ivan looks like he might go, personally I would prefer to see him stay until the summer but again he wants to play.

    #1425631
    Romansdirtypants
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    999… could easily see Chelsea’s number two slotting into the right wing back role. Moses has always picked up injuries… Depends on where Conte would play Dave if Moses did pick up an injury… He played well, albeit, against weaker opposition on the weekend. Cant see him leaving unless he wants out.

    #1425643

    bluepylon
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    Looks like done deal for Ivan to Zenit.
    Certainly trimming the squad, players going out but none coming in thus far

    #1425661

    nine nine nine
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    SSN’s reporting that Chelsea are interested in signing defender Sead Kolasinac before tomorrow’s deadline???

    SSN’s also reporting Chelsea are interested in signing Moussa Dembele from Celtic before the window closes???

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    Chelsea.man
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    Ivanovic is expected to complete his move to Zenit on Tuesday. anyone know if we will receive any fee or if its free transfer?

    #1425969

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    RDP – my thoughts are that Zouma will join the back 3 to allow Dave to take over the WB role and contest that with Moses. For me, defensively that makes sense as Dave is much better than Moses but then we do lose something going forward

    That being said I do not think Moses has been as offensive lately as he has at the start of the season and with more license to roam then maybe Dave would improve as well…? KTBFFH

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