ExWHUemployee Q & A 14th August 2016

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  • #11319

    Ben Cooper
    Keymaster

    Hello and welcome to tonight’s live Q&A.

    Please post your questions forĀ ExWHUemployee here, this session will run for approximately 30 minutes (ending at 22:00).

    The general rules for the forum can be found here, enjoy the Q & A!.

  • #11324

    PedroObiang
    Participant

    Hi, are we still interested in Ante Coric of Zagreb?

    • #11329

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      There has been some interest in him and a couple of other younger Croatian players because of Bilic’s obvious links.

  • #11325

    aldo2016
    Participant

    ex, are we interested in bringing another striker in this window, and if so does the depend on selling one of or both of enner valencia and diafra sakho?

    • #11331

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      If we can sell either of those players and they hope to sell both (Sakho more so out of the two) than I would imagine we will go for another forward yes. I still wouldn’t rule out Benteke myself.

  • #11326

    PedroObiang
    Participant

    what does Bilic see as Ayew’s best position?

    • #11336

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I think he sees his best position as just behind the main forward. He will also be used on the wing and as the sole forward at times. It is this flexibility that mean he was more preferred over Bacca

  • #11327

    Rozza56
    Participant

    Any idea who the midfielder bilic has said we want to sign is?

    • #11338

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      There are a couple of potential ones at the moment, none are particularly close.

  • #11330

    Rozza56
    Participant

    Is Valencia still for sale or has he gotten in to bilic’s plans?

    • #11339

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      He is still for sale but they want almost what they paid for him and if they don’t get it they are in no rush to sell

  • #11332

    matrixhammer
    Participant

    Hi ex, Do you think the art of proper defending is now almost a thing of the past, seems to be a lack of real cb partnerships across Europe and the defending full back is now nowhere to be seen!

    Hope we start with a real dm tomorrow, Nordtveit to start for me possibly at the expense of Kouyate (save for Europa game).

    • #11340

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Yeah I think defending has been weakened a lot by rule changes it is a different art now. I think both will play tomorrow.

  • #11333

    Dan Chapman
    Participant

    Hi Ex,

    I know you said on your radio show that we are happy with our forward options. But, is there a chance that we are just looking for the best deal in the striker department?

    • #11342

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I think if Sakho or Valencia went we would bring in another forward. It could be one of those deadline day last minute things and we have some very exciting news for the radio station for deadline day! You wont get better!

      • #11351

        JackRian27
        Participant

        Is the news transfer related?

      • #11374

        Dan Chapman
        Participant

        If Sakho, Enner or both do leave, do you know who our targets would now be? Also, Will this news on the radio show be transfer related?

  • #11334

    PedroObiang
    Participant

    Are any more youngsters going to go out on loan as the likes of Cullen and pask are doing well?

    • #11344

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Yes, Bilic and Henry etc very much believe this is the best policy for the youngsters. I think a couple more will go in the next few weeks.

  • #11335

    jloucas
    Participant

    Is there any truth to the Pereya links and if so are we close?

    • #11346

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      No this was being exaggerated elsewhere. We had an interest at the start of the window and should he be available for a possible loan move we would have been interested but there has been no move for him recently.

  • #11337

    zippo
    Participant

    Do we have a option to buy calleri?

    • #11347

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      It is a complicated one as his ownership is shared amongst different clubs. So I think we would have first “option” when the deal expires but that is slightly different to having a fee already agreed.

  • #11341

    Rozza56
    Participant

    Will masuaku start tomorrow?

    • #11348

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I would think so yes as he has been training fully with the squad and is at match fitness

  • #11343

    Iron Reader
    Participant

    Hi ex , do you think we will go in for aboubakar of Porto?

    • #11349

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      This is someone that we have scouted a number of times and I mentioned his name at the start of the window as a target but until Valencia and/or Sakho goes there wont be any forward moves yet.

  • #11345

    Iron Reader
    Participant

    is Valencia definitely going to leave ?

    • #11350

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I cant say either way but the club want him to (although obviously this wont be publically said)

  • #11352

    ChrisB
    Participant

    Hi Ex, are any more youngsters likely to join? Is there still interest in Tyrese Campbell? Also, is there any more news on another potential feeder club? Weren’t we linked with Bilic’s old club in Croatia a couple of months ago? Thanks

    • #11356

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Yes I think we may bring in one more although interest in Campbell seems to have died down. Yes we have had discussions with Bilic’s old club and it was getting close to being formalised.

      • #11376

        ChrisB
        Participant

        Thanks Ex. When you say ‘was close getting close to being formalised’ does that mean it is no longer happening? Thanks

  • #11353

    taptapboom
    Participant

    We need a forward, how is the situation looking? & who are the most likely candidates?
    Also will Antonio still be playing at RB??

    • #11360

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      It will depend on players leaving but I have a sneaky feeling that Benteke will be approached if he is still available then. I don’t know the team for tomorrow. All I know is that it will be “very hard” for Chelsea to predict

  • #11354

    JackRian27
    Participant

    Obviously Bilic ruled out Lacazette 100% but there has been some other news from French reports since then… Is this just a load of rubbish?

  • #11357

    taptapboom
    Participant

    Lacazette scored a hat trick today, will we go back in for him? Even though Bilic has said otherwise???

  • #11355

    Iron Reader
    Participant

    Do you think sakho should change in attitude help him stay and sell only Valencia ?

    • #11365

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I think Sakho is the one the club most want to get rid of regardless of a change of attitude.

  • #11359

    WALDO81
    Participant

    To me looking from the outside looking in has there been a little bit of a falling out at boardroom level about our transfer policy?

    • #11366

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      There has been some split decisions yes. Although David Sullivan does most of the transfer business and has ultimate say.

      • #11371

        WALDO81
        Participant

        Interesting is this directly with DG and is it Sully who was looking to push through with a deal??

  • #11361

    liamcheek11
    Participant

    Hi ex, any truth to the apparent interest in Lorenzo insigne of Napoli?

    • #11367

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      I don’t think so no Liam

      • #11395

        liamcheek11
        Participant

        Cheers for the response and all updates mate, much appreciated

  • #11364

    WALDO81
    Participant

    Is there any news or movement on transfers??

    • #11369

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Some enquiries going in for players but don’t think any are that close at the moment

  • #11368

    taptapboom
    Participant

    Has there been any approaches regarding Martin odegaard??

    • #11372

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      We would be keen should he be available and willing to come to us but I think there are a number of clubs that are interested in him.

  • #11370

    taptapboom
    Participant

    Any chance we’d go for Burke of nott’m forest??

  • #11375

    taptapboom
    Participant

    Can I go to bed??

  • #11377

    JackRian27
    Participant

    Is the news on the radio show on deadline day that you mentioned to do with transfers?

    • #11384

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      It is to do with the guest that we have on. We are going to do a 2 hour show from 9pm to the closing at 11pm with me and at least another guest on. You wont want to be anywhere else on deadline day.

      • #11390

        JackRian27
        Participant

        You tease Ex… Can’t wait!

  • #11378

    zippo
    Participant

    Are we close to selling someone? Obiang?

    • #11385

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Not at this point.

      • #11392

        zippo
        Participant

        Thank you for answering…hopefully obiang will stay and get enough playing time

  • #11379

    taptapboom
    Participant

    Any enquiries for balotelli?

  • #11380

    kernow
    Participant

    Evening Ex, do you think Burke will be retained as cover or do you see him departing on loan again?

    • #11387

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      It is a tough one as Bilic wants to keep him however Reece has said he wants to play regularly and he has 5 loan offers from Championship clubs in for him so Bilic will need to convince him that he will get game time to keep him like he plans

  • #11383

    aldo2016
    Participant

    have their been anymore bids or enquiries for enner or sakho recently?

    • #11391

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      No. Valencia’s were far off our evaluations and none for Sakho since he failed the medical and isn’t fit.

  • #11388

    taptapboom
    Participant

    What’s the thoughts within the club regarding our English players, will any of them get a look?

    • #11393

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Yes they will, the English players or those that were trained in England will have to be in the squad more now because of the regulations

  • #11389

    Ben Cooper
    Keymaster

    And that concludes the Q & A.
    Thank you to all who got their questions in. See you again next time. In the meantime, please enjoy the rest of the forum.

    COYI

    • #11394

      ExWHUEmployee
      Keymaster

      Thank you! Katie S will turn this into an article now! Thanks a lot

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