The Blues have been on a sell-to-buy footing all summer and have so far only managed to offload Bernard for around £750,000.
Rafael Benitez is said to be after striking reinforcements and had been linked with a move for Salomon Rondon but now Sky are suggesting that Maupay is in the frame.
The same report also resurfaced speculation that Everton are after Burnley winger Dwight McNeil but he, too, would be difficult to acquire without some out-going transfers to fund the deal.
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1 Posted 26/08/2021 at 17:39:21
Not as fanciful as it first appears...
2 Posted 26/08/2021 at 18:34:32
3 Posted 26/08/2021 at 18:39:01
4 Posted 26/08/2021 at 18:58:05
5 Posted 26/08/2021 at 18:59:55
6 Posted 26/08/2021 at 19:46:07
As there is only 5 days left from this transfer window, I'd say good luck with that!
7 Posted 26/08/2021 at 19:48:45
8 Posted 26/08/2021 at 19:51:40
9 Posted 26/08/2021 at 19:55:22
10 Posted 26/08/2021 at 19:57:21
11 Posted 26/08/2021 at 19:58:39
What would he cost now?
With a few days to go if we sell Richarlison?
He is exactly the sort of player we have been buying - really the very worst value in world football.
There are dozens and dozens of players equal to or better than Maupay who are (a) cheaper (b) younger (c) with the potential to go much higher.
12 Posted 26/08/2021 at 19:59:26
Robert, this club will never learn. Wasting money on panic buys when there are loads of decent younger, hungrier players being picked up by other clubs around the world.
13 Posted 26/08/2021 at 20:10:42
I read he's "Premier League proven". As what, exactly? 10 goals 1st season, 8 last. Before the flukey 2 in 2 at the start of the campaign, he hit a mighty 18 in 74 Premier League games, or less than 1 goal per 4 matches, which to me demonstrates that he is not a Premier League proven striker!
Brighton's problem has been an inability to convert chances while this joker has been their primary striker...
14 Posted 26/08/2021 at 20:31:07
15 Posted 26/08/2021 at 20:38:56
16 Posted 26/08/2021 at 21:06:21
Kean, James and Delph are all big wages and not really what we need (although I do love seeing James when he plays, I can understand that he isn't what we need). So removing their wages and potentially another £10-15M to spend through their sales.
In terms of Maupay, he seems like someone who has underachieved. Misses too many chances, but has undoubtedly got ability. But his fee would be too high for what he offers, I think.
I would prefer a bid for Edouard from Celtic.
17 Posted 26/08/2021 at 23:28:18
He's a decent player but, to me, he hasn't done enough or shown he has the potential to improve enough. There are surely better options for the kind of £30M fee Brighton would do business at.
The signing wouldn't exactly be inspirational work from Brands. As Jack has said at #2, Bissouma is their best player and the man to target from Brighton.
18 Posted 26/08/2021 at 23:37:04
For me, we missed out on a bargain in Danny Ings, for less than £20 Million. If he can put his injuries aside, he will bang the goals in again this season.
19 Posted 27/08/2021 at 01:23:29
20 Posted 27/08/2021 at 01:23:31
21 Posted 27/08/2021 at 01:25:15
22 Posted 27/08/2021 at 03:23:06
As Robert #11 says, there absolutely has to be better players offering greater value out there.
23 Posted 27/08/2021 at 03:38:16
24 Posted 27/08/2021 at 03:51:53
25 Posted 27/08/2021 at 04:37:55
26 Posted 27/08/2021 at 04:45:42
LMAO. Post of the week!
27 Posted 27/08/2021 at 05:12:23
With regards to us, I would not be surprised if our only business is bringing in a right-back, perhaps on loan or for a small fee, and James moving on.
28 Posted 27/08/2021 at 06:01:47
29 Posted 27/08/2021 at 09:28:12
And even Crouchie!
He's looking at bringing us the free-scoring Maupay? What the Fuck!!!!!
30 Posted 27/08/2021 at 12:20:54
A non-scoring forward we don't need.
I hope this is bullshit.
31 Posted 27/08/2021 at 13:27:45
32 Posted 27/08/2021 at 19:31:19
33 Posted 27/08/2021 at 19:43:05
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