In what appears to have been an entirely media- and agent-driven story in Italy, the Blues supposedly offered €14m for Vecino while Inter were holding out for €20m and the former refused to raise their offer.
There has been no corroboration of the speculation from the more reputable correspondents in the UK but the reports from Italy suggest that the Serie A club will not listen to any improved offer before the transfer deadline due to the lack of time available to recruit a replacement. That despite the fact that Inter have just signed Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur.
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1 Posted 29/01/2020 at 18:54:18
I guess this is a big no from Inter.
2 Posted 29/01/2020 at 19:26:15
3 Posted 29/01/2020 at 19:32:34
4 Posted 29/01/2020 at 19:39:27
5 Posted 29/01/2020 at 19:47:11
My sentiments too, but I suppose weve got to trust Carlos wishes if he does differently. A loan until the summer is the only way to go for this window, let him and us see if it works.
6 Posted 29/01/2020 at 20:55:04
7 Posted 29/01/2020 at 21:49:59
Bang average player who cant get a game for them
8 Posted 29/01/2020 at 21:51:08
He played tonight so deal not happening now
9 Posted 30/01/2020 at 01:06:53
10 Posted 30/01/2020 at 10:54:14
11 Posted 30/01/2020 at 13:08:32
We have had enough in the past, not to need reminding of how much of a gamble they can be, as well as we are now in the throes of breaching FFP Rules which is almost unbelievable, when you look at what we have for the money outlaid.
It's deals like this we should be looking at, and the chance that we may discover, and the player too, that he is either a 'fit' or not.
12 Posted 30/01/2020 at 13:33:10
13 Posted 30/01/2020 at 13:40:46
14 Posted 30/01/2020 at 13:58:18
Just stand pat and do nothing this window. No move is going to get us CL football, and no move will improve us that much. Wait for summer, let Carlo assess the squad, then make 1-2 "impact" transfers.
This window isn't our time to spend. In fact, it would be stupid to do so with our wages to income ratio and a new stadium bill coming down the pike.
15 Posted 30/01/2020 at 15:50:10
16 Posted 30/01/2020 at 15:51:57
17 Posted 30/01/2020 at 17:52:05
18 Posted 30/01/2020 at 19:23:26
19 Posted 30/01/2020 at 19:23:26
The manager has only been here a couple of months and his team is starting to show a steady improvement.
Although it would have been nice to get another midfielder and central defender in, paying the inflated prices the January window brings, we may be better off waiting until the end of the season.
Ancelotti must have a firm idea of how he wants the team to play, and he will have started to learn who he has as players that will work in his system.
We have to move players out before we spend big and at the end of the season Ancelotti may surprise us of who he wants to sell and who he wants to keep.
After bringing in a manager of Ancelotti's class the club with the involvement of Brands have to support and back their demands in the summer window, plus us as supporters have to get behind the players they put on the pitch.
Football is a team game and the supporters are part of it, so we have to encourage the players on the pitch. Criticism is expected but foul mouth dislike bordering on hatred is not. There are no guarantees for success in the modern game, and I do not believe in the saying, Rome wasn't built in a day theory, as we have had at least 3 Caesars that have failed.
None of our previous managers had a CV as good as Ancellotti has, and hopefully he will get the support from the club and fans to prove that his credentials are what Everton F.C. needed.
20 Posted 30/01/2020 at 21:02:07
21 Posted 30/01/2020 at 23:21:34
As said in the article, I don't think there's any legs in this story anyway.
As regards this window, unless we can get in one of our summer targets bow, which is unlikely, them keep our powder dry. There's a limit to what we can spend on player salaries and with the growth of our wage bill the past few years we need to trim the squad.
If a player is on £100k pw and is a squad player, then they need to be moved out, if possible, to create headroom. What we don't need to be doing is bringing in players on good wages that won't necessarily take us forward. I'm sure Ancelotti and Brands know this.
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