Slaven Bilic gave some guarded guidance on transfers in and out as he prepared for the first Cup game against Cheltenham Town tomorrow night (Wed).
And it didn’t take too much reading between the lines to work out what he was talking about as the club approaches the final days of the summer transfer window.
He made it clear that the club was still waiting on the William Carvahlo siutation and although ClaretandHugh has been told the deal remains at 50/50, events in Lisbon and London appears to put them higher than that.
With talks re-starting again on Thursday following Lisbon’s Champions League play off match against Steau Bucharest tomorrrow night there is obvious a determination on both sides to get a deal done. If not they would almertainy have stopped by now .
Bilic stold Sky Sports News: “We are still waiting for that. We will wait and see what happens in the last week of the transfer window to see if somebody is going to leave or go out, or if somebody is going to come in.
“There is a week in front of us and, like most of the clubs, we are ready to do something both ways, in case something good comes on a plate.”
All a little obscure until it becomes apparent that Robert Snodgrass is headed to either Villa or Sunderland and Bilic has told the owners on Carvahlo: “Just get him.”
Reading the quotes coming from the Portuguese press it seems that the SL chairmen is a real **** to deal with.They have been saying we are doing everything we can but he is playing silly games because of his huge ego.
The press over there really dont seem to like him.
The great bard William Shakespeare wrote a comedy entitled ‘Much ado about nothing’ ……seems appropriate
Let’s hope it ends like it !
When carvalho signs the marriage contract 😉😴
Don’t know where the zzz came from ?
zzz came after yyy 😂😂😂
😂😂 you have a stutter too Alan 😂😂😂
Seems to me we are barking up the wrong tree here. From the last two games it seems clear that our major problems are in central defence. If we are going to splash the cash on an awkward prima Donna we might be better off looking at Liverpools Sakho who seemingly sorted out Palaces defence on his own last year. Either that or another accomplished defender who can command our statuesque back line.
Carvalho is an awkward prima donna? By all accounts he has wanted the move for the last week or two but it is Sporting who arent playing ball.
For whoever it was having a go at me last week for believing anything at all written on here about transfers the above piece is an example of an update I WOULD believe. It has obviously come from a contact Hugh has at the club & it just sets out clearly what is going on. It doesn’t tell you if the transfer is going through or not because nobody, at C&H or at the club, knows!! If it is in the Sun, saying ‘ the transfer is close’ or ‘West Ham have given up’ then ignore it (even though now & again a journo will get a tip off from inside the club, but you are never gonna now when that is, so just ignore it as before). Simple really.
Hope it is true what Bilic said “just get him” it is what we all want to hear provided the chairmen do that.
I believe it as well Hammer64 because i watched it on Sky Sports.No source involved it was straight from Bilics mouth Lol
Rice should drop back to CB, his best position, whether Carvalho comes or not.
Without Carvalho, a midfield pairing of Kouyate and Obiang is still a strong one.
Thanks for that contribution Jezza. In the Sky interview I saw Bilic said nothing at all new on Carvalho other than it could still happen blah blah. In the article Hugh gives the quote from the club about the odds of the transfer happening & then adds some discussion of the likely situation. That is obviously what I was referring to as an example of quotes from club sources that are worth listening to. If you are going to spend your day trawling blogs trying to pick holes in other people’s comments at least read them properly first.