The Swans reportedly had a bid accepted by Standard Liege but the Belgian international favours a move to a bigger club, with the Gunners long held to be his favoured destination.
There is competition, however, from both Benfica and FC Porto for Batshuayi who is almost certain to leave Liege this summer. Everton were strongly linked with him in January and are expected to follow up their interest if they are unable to land Romelu Lukaku.
The Blues had a slight edge while he was represented by Christophe Henrotay, the representative of Kevin Mirallas and Lukaku, but Batshuayi has recently undergone a fairly acrimonious split from the agent.
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646 Posted 10/06/2014 at 20:18:18
I guess I'll go web search him....
659 Posted 10/06/2014 at 21:13:48
My feeling is we should go hell bent for leather to sign Lukaku. He's already been with us, has his critics but scored some superb goals, developed his general play under Roberto's tutelage, has acknowledged this to the media on his World Cup duties and, like Ross, has his best years to come.
Okay, we can't offer the Champions League (yet) and there will be salary issues but these are just starting points for negotiations.
So get in there negotiating team and give us a summer which will inspire.
660 Posted 10/06/2014 at 21:46:02
Torres, Aguero, Forlan, Costa.
They have just signed another one as well Angel Correa, the next Aguero.
666 Posted 10/06/2014 at 22:23:33
670 Posted 10/06/2014 at 22:49:39
Snack choices are an important decision for the next month, and don't forget to take the beer choice into consideration.
I'm leaning towards a Dorito / salsa dip combo complete with ice- cold Corona. Topped off with a few Grey Goose (directly out of the freezer)
Any recommendations for the next day?
674 Posted 10/06/2014 at 23:24:03
681 Posted 11/06/2014 at 01:15:41
Also, I agree with the shout of going hell bent to get Lukaku but his wages plus the offer of CL will probably be too big a gap for us to be able to bridge!
After the World Cup, there will be teams all over Rom and his value will probably soar.
696 Posted 11/06/2014 at 07:30:12
703 Posted 11/06/2014 at 08:26:33
I don't think we should be intimidated by the other clubs linked to him as we can offer Premier League football! I could live with Michy, Traore, Naismith and Kone as our options for a loan forward next season. Each brings something a bit different to the table.
728 Posted 11/06/2014 at 11:27:07
Then begin again, Cool doritos with a fresh sour cream dip, maybe add a slice of lime to the Corona's...? For the grey goose, chill the glass too fella...!
745 Posted 11/06/2014 at 12:30:44
Stay off the top shelf until 9:00, and try to do a little exercise by going to the fridge for your own beer. Try a half-time warm down by making a ham sarnie if you find yourself nodding off. Slag off anything red you see at the World Cup on TWeb also, that keeps the mind sharp.
756 Posted 11/06/2014 at 14:32:34
758 Posted 11/06/2014 at 14:44:32
I would therefore think that, at the price being mentioned, it is almost a no-brainer, to go for him!
I appreciate that these video clips can make a player look like a world beater, but he seems to have a better first touch than Lukaku, and seems to be able to score with either feet and the odd header too!
With a bit of luck we may get him and Lukaku too!
Either way, I implicitly trust Roberto to make the right decision for us, I just hope the Board equal the fan's trust, and give Bobby the funds and the backing to get these much needed recruits to bolster our wafer thin squad!
764 Posted 11/06/2014 at 16:09:58
Then again, if we can really get him for less than 10m then that would be a fantastic achievement given he's only 20.
How many players are Belgium producing FFS - what do they eat there!? (Might have a nibble on them to reach the semis.)
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