17 Jan 2019 14:53:18
OK just to update the situation as I said to Stevie the other day. ITS ALL ABOUT TIME And as the days of this window tick by WH are keeping DZEKO situation very quiet , and whilst the Arnie situation tos and fros It obviously gives less time to get in a new big money buy In January to replace our striker ; And WH know their targets SO IF SHANGHAI up their bid Down the line Say in 7 / 10 days time WH will then quickly look to Dzeko, as a last minute replacement Then revisit the situation at seasons end for a new man ; Should Arnie stay on then In any case THIS SUMMER will either see him leave or sign a new contract, making him the highest paid player IRONMIKE.

1.) 17 Jan 2019
17 Jan 2019 15:33:31
Not a bad back up plan. I read that the bid for Piatek has been rejected because as someone already said on here A C Milan have first option due to previous agreement. At least we met asking price this time and never balls around offering less than asking price. So some progress from the owners in how they conduct themselves.

2.) 17 Jan 2019
17 Jan 2019 16:23:07
we may have met asking price but they may have offered 1 million a year over 31 years haha.

3.) 17 Jan 2019
17 Jan 2019 18:10:53
I'd give Shanghai and Arnie until the 25th to agree a deal or not. We can't mess around at the tail end of the window. Hernandez looks gone
, so let's get Dzeko anyway, we need reinforcements up front, Perez may go too.

4.) 17 Jan 2019
17 Jan 2019 23:54:30
If Dzeco comes in during this window there will another big spend for a striker in the summer?

5.) 18 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019 08:54:31
Dave, there has to be a decent striker brought in come summer. Hernandez or Perez will probably be gone in this window with Carroll and presumably Arnie following in the summer.
On wages you are looking around £400k+ saved. IronMike has said previously that funds are not the problem, it is more on FFP and wages. Can see us getting in a decent striker for around 40/ 50m and a back up on a cheap deal with Antonio and Silva as back ups.

6.) 18 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019 10:57:05
Thanks, Glen. I'd like to see Silva get more of a run out with the senior team. That's one of the many things I like about Pellegrini he plays the youngsters. What he has dome with Rice playing him as a defensive midfielder has made him World class at barely 20 years old.