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  • Kentish Maid Kentish Maid May 2, 2012 12:34 Flag

    uncertain times ahead

    I believe 4th is possible but we have to take each game as it comes, starting with Bolton tonight.

    Not surprised that other clubs are eyeing up our players - they have been for a couple of seasons now - but I don't think Levy will roll over tamely and sell like he has in the past, especially after his firm stance on Modric last summer. I very much doubt he'd sell our star players to PL clubs either - why strengthen them if it weakens us?

    SB, how do you know we promised to let Modric go this season if we don't get CL? Unless you have any proof of that then surely it's just speculation?

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    • hi kentish. dont worry, im not pretending bales uncles postman told me!

      im just going off what i have heard & read. i go off what makes more sense & seems realistic & true to me.

      so its not a fact. but i do think its the most obvious outcome of last summers transfer saga.

      modric says he wants to join chelsea, chelsea bid 40m, he stays for 1 more year on the promise we will let him go for the right price if we fail to make the CL.

      i dont see modric being happy with no CL football for another year & no real reason to believe next season will be any different. if we nick 4th & bayern beats chelsea, then this all changes of course.

      also im always hearing up here what a big fan of modric fergie & mancini are. so u have chelsea,utd & city all very serious interested parties. not just made up media rubbish.

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      • Fair enough SB.

        Fergie and Mankini have made no secret of their admiration for Modric, but he made it clear last year he wasn't interested in a move up to Manchester and I'm not so sure that's changed.

        I'm not so sure that the Chavs are as interested in him now as they were and it may very well have been AVB who wanted him not di Matteo. Now they've got Marin for next season, Lampard is enjoying a new lease of life and may not go next year, plus Mata is playing extremely well, I think they'll concentrate on getting a striker or two with Drogba probably going.

        There's also FFP to consider - both the Chavs and Citeh aren't able to balance their books without offloading massive wage-earners, especially if reports that Tevez wants to stay at Citeh are true.

        We definitely need to secure 4th and for Bayern to win the CL.

      • I don't think Chelsea would be interested in Modric any more.
        I think we should let them both go. Since the whole 'Arry for England thing derailing our season I suspect a few of them are not going to want to stay. We expected him to go so get rid, he ruined what he had left of a reputation and our season into the bargain. As he's no doubt staying I fully expect to lose a few stars.
        Give Pep a bell someone.