22:38, Tue 12 Jun
League want to verify situation:

[www.telegraph.co.uk]
This farce just gets funnier, the more revelations, the deeper they are in the mire , who knew our joys lay in their sorrows.
Talk of Chelsea signing Grealish for £30million and then loaning him back for the season.

Surely not? Terrible negotiating on Chelsea’s part if they go for this with the state villa are in

It’s not even as if he’s a young kid, he’s a year older than Dele Alli who was played 150 times for Spurs and has 25 England caps.

Loftus Cheek who is back at there next year is also older than him
00:17, Wed 13 Jun
European Bob
Talk of Chelsea signing Grealish for £30million and then loaning him back for the season.

Surely not? Terrible negotiating on Chelsea’s part if they go for this with the state villa are in

15m upfront.
And next season Villa have to pay Grealish's new £100k per week wages
:D:D:D
06:53, Wed 13 Jun
Scoobers
Boooooo
06:57, Wed 13 Jun
Scoobers
League want to verify situation:

[www.telegraph.co.uk]

Feckin hell...that photo of vilers fans...is the Telegraph photographer a Blues fan? :D

As for greasy and Chelsea... where's this 30 mill come from? They'd have to be nuts, plus at a time when the owner might be considering his future at Chelsea, I really can't see him sanctioning a massive fee for a one trick Championship show pony like socks boy. Probably more paper chat, or more likely bullshit spread by vile to get a bidding war on.
Thanks for keeping us up, Harry.
06:57, Wed 13 Jun
Scoobers


Booooo!!!!
That was liquid football!
07:03, Wed 13 Jun
Another rag of a paper, Staffs version of the BM. Utter mess of an article, full of 'we understand's' and Comical Ali type propaganda on Viles behalf.

The club is believed to be willing to fight for it's star man, Grealish'
Of course, cos they are really going to come out and say you can have him for half a curly wurly and an old copy of Razzle, aren't they? :D
Thanks for keeping us up, Harry.
07:06, Wed 13 Jun
Club aren't going to say different IMO to the media. Looking at the facts re their finances indicates they are in big trouble, the longer Dr. Tony carries on like this the bigger their fall will be
07:17, Wed 13 Jun
Bluesince62
Another rag of a paper, Staffs version of the BM. Utter mess of an article, full of 'we understand's' and Comical Ali type propaganda on Viles behalf.

The club is believed to be willing to fight for it's star man, Grealish'
Of course, cos they are really going to come out and say you can have him for half a curly wurly and an old copy of Razzle, aren't they? :D

That's OK. When they think they'll be ok and go up because he's still there next season, they will forget that he's playing with a load of dross like Olly Lee and Carlos Kickaball.

They'll be booing him come December because "he dunt luv da villa no more, Franksy "
Dictated but not read.

Louie Donowa
07:33, Wed 13 Jun
No chance of that happening
@LeMod1875
07:46, Wed 13 Jun
One of the papers today reporting spurs are offering a take it or leave it 15m offer, that's more likely than Chelsea bidding 30m
07:51, Wed 13 Jun
More believable. If they are forced to take it, I'd love to see Fake Tony appease the vilers with bullshit over that one. Many of the feckers still believe he's a 40 million quid player.
Thanks for keeping us up, Harry.
08:25, Wed 13 Jun
What's a 'playing budget'? :D
Rags on the new Forum:
"Who on earth still has signatures showing ? ... they're the same every single time ... you've read 'em once then just hide them forever"
08:27, Wed 13 Jun
Scoobers

Wait, what? So they've got a stronger budget than first thought but Xia is expected to have the cash to see villa through the "next few weeks". Not months, not years, but weeks. Also, they have a reduced budget from last year - didn't they spend close to flip all last year? So they can just about bring in a bunch of loans? You know what, there's too much waffle out there now. I'm just going to wait and see what transpires.
08:27, Wed 13 Jun
notts_blue
What's a 'playing budget'? :D

money for diesel for the coach and some washing powder to wash the kit afterwards.
08:30, Wed 13 Jun
Chelsea bought Giroud, an arsenal cast off, last season because they're no longer prepared to spend big money. No chance is abramovich spending £30m on grealish, and if somehow that did transpire, they certainly wouldn't loan him back
10:59, Wed 13 Jun
Chelsea fan at work (proper one, not a plastic) reckons the only reason Chelsea would do this is if they thought they could sell him on for upwards of £40m?
Rags on the new Forum:
"Who on earth still has signatures showing ? ... they're the same every single time ... you've read 'em once then just hide them forever"
12:13, Wed 13 Jun
"Retained" list:

[www.birminghammail.co.uk]

Report states Hutton under released in the list. Wonder if the club told him.

Interesting re Amavi ... more smoke ? B)
12:17, Wed 13 Jun
notts_blue
Chelsea fan at work (proper one, not a plastic) reckons the only reason Chelsea would do this is if they thought they could sell him on for upwards of £40m?

Chelsea have a history of this. Quite canny at times in the transfer market.
12:21, Wed 13 Jun
I wouldn't have thought he would fit into the Chelsea model though, he's a bit old.

Usually they have younger player - send them out several times on paid loans, and then release / sell them.

Maybe Hazard is leaving and they need someone to fill the "falling over any time anybody looks at them role"
12:26, Wed 13 Jun
Whoever went down the registry office to register Corey Josiah Paul Blackett-Taylor's birth obviously had too much time on their hands that day...
12:27, Wed 13 Jun
The image rights on his name would make him a fortune alone.

Interesting SB was saying he wanted to keep Hutton and the club had already told the League it seems he was being released B)
12:28, Wed 13 Jun
Wingman Blue
notts_blue
Chelsea fan at work (proper one, not a plastic) reckons the only reason Chelsea would do this is if they thought they could sell him on for upwards of £40m?

Chelsea have a history of this. Quite canny at times in the transfer market.

How will they increase his value to upwards of £40m?

Of all the teams in the Premier League, they are notoriously bad for not utilising young players.

They paid £15mil for Ross Barkley. There isn't a chance that they're gonna pay over double that amount for that greasy tw*t.
12:30, Wed 13 Jun
I would hazard a guess that a lot of the speculation re Grealish and the fanciful numbers is agent and club led
Sergio Lives
12:31, Wed 13 Jun
The Express and Star understands it will all be fine, villa are actually rolling in money.
12:40, Wed 13 Jun
I saw figures like 30-40mil banded about before his links to Chelsea. Dim Sherwood even said when he was there, that they "wouldn't sell him for £60million". I must be missing something, as I fail to see where these inflated figures come from. The kid is comfortable with the ball but his end product isn't great.

James Maddison is younger (21) and racked up 14 goals and 8 assists last season, in an average Norwich team. A few months ago, he had created more chances than any player in the 'Top 5 European leagues'. Some of the figures banded around for him are less than £15mil.

The hype from Sky Sports whenever the little Villa weasel plays, has got a lot to answer for.