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๐Ÿšจ The Glazers preference is a full sale of Manchester United, as reported yesterday. Raine Group are not anticipating minority investment even though all options are being explored.
Told, much like with the Chelsea sale, suitors will follow quite a rigid process, although there is no hard deadline for offers. #CFC required this due to the urgency of their sale.
But elements of the Chelsea sale procedure will be replicated to ensure prospective suitors have a clear plan if successful. This is also because with all options explored, investors could yet end up working with the Glazers should a full buyer not be found or chosen.
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Bit more info on a prospective #LFC sale. My understanding is that FSG would prefer a full sale over minority investment despite hearing offers of all kinds. And the expectation, from those familiar with the process, is that a sale may happen sooner rather than later.
Important to note, 'sooner' in a sale context still takes a fair amount of time, especially with no interested party in exclusive talks or having undertaken due diligence. But sources do stress wheels are very much in motion with Mike Gordon now focused on finding options.
Jurgen Klopp has been given guarantees, regardless of timescale, that the next two transfer windows won't be affected by the process. It's business as usual on the recruitment and planning side.
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A few Chelsea fans calling for Graham Potter to be sacked, which is ridiculous. Chelsea are trying to move away from this kind of cutthroat approach. Potter is a long-term appointment who hasnโ€™t had key players available or a transfer window at the club.
It takes time to implement a new style, culture and, perhaps most importantly for long-term success, recruitment model. The senior leadership team at Chelsea is still being built and are fixing many problems that pre-dated them.
Granted, some will call sacking Thomas Tuchel a problem of their own making, hence the lack of patience amongst a few with Potter. But the ownership group and Tuchel had strategic differences that proved untenable and started as early as pre-season.

cbssports.com/soccer/news/beโ€ฆ
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Manchester Cityโ€™s 2021/22 accounts covered a season when they won the Premier League for the fourth time in five years (their sixth title in 11 years) and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and the FA Cup. Some thoughts follow #MCFC
#MCFC chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak noted that it was also the most successful financial year in the clubโ€™s history with chief executive Ferran Soriano highlighting that City broke the club records for both revenue and profits.
#MCFC pre-tax profit improved from ยฃ5m to ยฃ42m, as revenue rose ยฃ43m (8%) from ยฃ570m to ยฃ613m, thanks to recovery from COVID and the return of fans to the stadium, while operating expenses only increased ยฃ11m (2%). Profit from player sales was almost unchanged at ยฃ68m. Image
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Important to note on #LFC, inviting offers is relatively common. It doesnโ€™t guarantee an imminent sale. It does allow FSG to see who is out there in the market and adds a structure to any sale process if they proceed.
This allows #LFC to effectively gather and assess suitors with the weak pound potentially tempting US investors.
Itโ€™s clearly a strong sign FSG are open to a sale. But that doesnโ€™t mean one will happen at anywhere near the same speed as Chelseaโ€™s, which was atypical and unplanned.
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After #Benfica won their Champions League group ahead of PSG and Juventus, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at their finances. The 2021/22 accounts cover a season when they only finished 3rd in Primeira Liga, but reached the CL quarter-finals #SLBenfica #SLB
Benfica pre-tax loss widened from โ‚ฌ34m to โ‚ฌ42m (โ‚ฌ35m after tax), despite revenue rising โ‚ฌ75m (80%) from โ‚ฌ94m to club record โ‚ฌ169m, as profit from player sales fell โ‚ฌ46m from โ‚ฌ88m to โ‚ฌ42m and expenses increased โ‚ฌ37m (17%). Image
Benfica revenue growth driven by Champions League participation, which led to broadcasting increasing โ‚ฌ48m (73%) from โ‚ฌ66m to โ‚ฌ114m, and match day, up โ‚ฌ25m from โ‚ฌ0.5m to โ‚ฌ25m, due to theย  return of fans to the stadium. Commercial also rose โ‚ฌ3m (10%) from โ‚ฌ28m to โ‚ฌ31m. Image
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๐Ÿงต Key quotes thread Gameweek 15

๐Ÿ’  Man City

๐Ÿ“ข Pep Guardiola asked how close Erling Haaland was to the starting XI: "He's feeling better. He could play but it's not the perfect, ideal situation..."

#fpl #gw15 #fantasypl #FPLcommunity #mcfc #MciFul #teamnews #injuries
๐Ÿ“ข Guardiola asked how close Haaland was to starting XI: "...but he's on the bench, in case we need him.

"We will see [how likely he is to get minutes]. The game will dictate what we have to do."

#fpl #gw15 #fantasypl #FPLcommunity #mcfc #MciFul #teamnews #injuries
๐Ÿ– Fulham

๐Ÿ“ข Marco Silva on Aleksandar Mitrovic injury: "As you know, Mitro had a problem in the last game with the national team [Serbia] - in his ankle.

"Of course we are managing him..."

#fpl #gw15 #fantasypl #FPLcommunity #ffc #MciFul #teamnews #injuries
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Thread on how much money clubs have already received after the Champions League 2022/23 group stage. Also includes estimates for English clubs in Europa League and Europa Conference League. Some assumptions made about the TV pool, but the figures should be reasonably accurate.
The Champions League accounts for the lionโ€™s share of UEFA revenue with its โ‚ฌ2.032 bln being nearly 3 times as much as the Europa League and Europa Conference combined (โ‚ฌ700m). The difference is particularly stark in the UEFA coefficient (based on 10-year rankings).
Champions League overall prize money is 3.6 times the Europa League and 5.5 times the Europa Conference, but this varies by round. In general, the difference becomes smaller the further a club progresses, e.g. last 16 itโ€™s 8x and 16x, while for the winners itโ€™s only 2.3x and 4x.
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๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Liverpool's possible Champions League RO16 opponents:

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Bayern Munich
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Benfica
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น FC Porto
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Real Madrid

Draw is 11am UK on Monday, November 7.

#LFC #UCL
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Bayern Munich's possible Champions League opponents:

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AC Milan
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Club Brugge
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Liverpool
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Paris Saint-Germain

Draw is 11am UK on Monday, November 7.
#FCBayern #UCL
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Chelsea's possible Champions League opponents:

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Borussia Dortmund
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Club Brugge
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Eintracht Frankfurt
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Inter Milan
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Paris Saint-Germain
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RB Leipzig

Draw is 11am UK on Monday, November 7.
#CFC #UCL
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๐Ÿงต Pre-match press conference thread Gameweek 14 [Friday]

โ„น๏ธ Team news, injury updates, player availability, manager quotes + anything relevant to Fantasy Premier League from the pressers before Saturday's deadline [11am IST]โฌ‡๏ธ

#fpl #gw14 #fantasypl #teamnews #injuries
๐Ÿฐ Newcastle

๐Ÿ“ข Eddie Howe on Allan Saint-Maximin: "There's a chance [he will be available].

"We're going to see how training goes today but he's made really good progress and I'm very pleased with how he's attacked his rehab and the..."

#fpl #gw14 #fantasypl #nufc #NewAvl
๐Ÿ“ข Howe on Saint-Maximin: "...work he's put in. There's an opportunity, hopefully, to get Maxi fit and available.

"Currently, Maxiโ€™s really good, heโ€™s in a very good place.

"I think the recent setback he had on his hamstring was..."

#fpl #gw14 #fantasypl #nufc #NewAvl
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๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ: ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ• ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

Today marks the five year anniversary of England winning the Under-17 World Cup.

Players and staff recall the tournament and the emotions that came with it.

A thread๐Ÿงต Image
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ: ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ• ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•:
๐๐š๐ฆ๐ž: Steve Cooper
๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Manager

๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:
๐‚๐ฅ๐ฎ๐›: #NFFC Image
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ: ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ• ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

๐๐š๐ฆ๐ž: Conor Gallagher
๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Midfielder

๐‚๐ฅ๐ฎ๐›:
๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•: #CFC
๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ: Chelsea Image
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#FCBarcelona 2021/22 accounts cover a season when they finished 2nd in La Liga and were eliminated at the group stage of the Champions League before reaching Europa League quarter-finals. Head coach Ronald Koeman was replaced by Xavi in November. Some thoughts follow.
#FCBarcelona swung from โ‚ฌ555m pre-tax loss to โ‚ฌ124m profit (โ‚ฌ98m after tax), including โ‚ฌ266m gain from TV rights sale. Revenue rose โ‚ฌ48m (8%) to โ‚ฌ639m and profit on player sales increased โ‚ฌ24m to โ‚ฌ28m, while operating expenses and interest payable were down โ‚ฌ44m & โ‚ฌ17m. Image
#FCBarcelona improvement in the bottom line was also driven by much lower once-off costs, as they had booked โ‚ฌ271m in prior year following the Due Diligence report, including โ‚ฌ161m player impairment and โ‚ฌ110m provisions (law suits, tax cases). 2022 included net โ‚ฌ6m reversal. Image
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To be clear on Chelsea and Ronaldo. Todd Boehly still sees the appeal of signing him, especially to the brand. He asked Thomas Tuchel multiple times to consider him. Tuchel was consistently dismissive & at times dismayed by how often Ronaldo's name was mentioned.
Nothing has changed or progressed since. Jorge Mendes has held no further talks with Chelsea on Ronaldo. Even the summer chat was largely exploratory. Boehly won't move for Ronaldo as a priority. That remains the midfield. And will still only do so with Graham Potter's blessing.
My understanding is Potter currently has other forwards in mind above Ronaldo in the pecking order. He likes Rafa Leao (a pre-existing target before his time) and Jonathan David and Ivan Toney are also on his radar.
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#Juventus 2021/22 accounts cover a season when they finished 4th in Serie A, won the Coppa Italia, but were eliminated in the Champions League last 16. The club noted that finances were โ€œonce again significantly penalisedโ€ by COVID. Some thoughts in the following thread.
#Juventus pre-tax loss widened from โ‚ฌ208m to โ‚ฌ252m (โ‚ฌ254m after tax), as revenue dropped โ‚ฌ35m (8%) from โ‚ฌ450m to โ‚ฌ415m and profit on player sales fell โ‚ฌ3m (9%) to โ‚ฌ28m. Operating expenses rose โ‚ฌ1m (6%), while net interest payable increased โ‚ฌ5m (49%) to โ‚ฌ16m.
The return of fans to the stadium meant growth in #Juventus ticket sales, up โ‚ฌ25m to โ‚ฌ32m, and commercial, up โ‚ฌ5m (3%) to โ‚ฌ200m. However, broadcasting fell โ‚ฌ65m (28%) to โ‚ฌ171m, partly as income in prior year deferred from extended 2019/20 season. Player loans flat at โ‚ฌ12m.
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๐Ÿงต Thread of key quotes ahead of Blank Gameweek 12

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Spurs

๐Ÿ“ข Antonio Conte on Doherty: "About Matt, honestly I'm really happy, really happy.

"He played a good game against Brighton but today he played better..."

#fpl #gw11 #fantasypl #thfc #TotEve #gw12 #bgw12 #MunTot
๐Ÿ“ข Conte on Doherty: "...than the last game. He played well in the last game and I was happy also with it but today, I have seen again the Matt Doherty of last season.

"I was really pleased and said to him..."

#fpl #gw11 #fantasypl #thfc #TotEve #gw12 #bgw12 #MunTot
๐Ÿ“ข Conte on Doherty: "...'finally now you are the player that I know!'.

"It's important, important for us because to play all these games in a short period, it is important to have all the players available."

#fpl #gw11 #fantasypl #thfc #TotEve #gw12 #bgw12 #MunTot
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๐Ÿงต Pre-match press conference embargo thread Gameweek 11 [Friday]

๐ŸŒ‰ Chelsea

๐Ÿ“ข Graham Potter on Reece James: "I think itโ€™s pretty normal that as soon as thereโ€™s a bit of discomfort a day or two after, you get it checked properly..."

#fpl #gw11 #fantasypl #cfc #AvlChe #gw12
๐Ÿ“ข Potter on Reece James: "...so thatโ€™s what weโ€™ll do. It normally takes 24 or 48 hours to settle down.

"Heโ€™s been in fantastic form for us. Iโ€™ve really enjoyed working with him and really enjoyed how heโ€™s played, so fingers crossed..."

#fpl #gw11 #fantasypl #cfc #AvlChe #gw12
๐Ÿ“ข Potter on Reece James: "...weโ€™ll [hopefully get] good news.

"He's a player with world-class attributes and the way he defended against [Wilfried] Zaha and against [Rafael] Leao in both games against Milan is high level, plus he..."

#fpl #gw11 #fantasypl #cfc #AvlChe #gw12
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#Ajax 2021/22 accounts cover a season when they won the Eredivisie, were finalists in the KNVB Cup and reached the Champions League last 16. Finances still impacted by the COVID pandemic. Some thoughts in the following thread.
#Ajax pre-tax loss widened from โ‚ฌ12m to โ‚ฌ32m (โ‚ฌ24m after tax), despite revenue rising โ‚ฌ64m (51%) from โ‚ฌ125m to โ‚ฌ189m, as profit from player sales fell โ‚ฌ48m from โ‚ฌ86m to โ‚ฌ38m and operating expenses increased โ‚ฌ35m (16%).
Main reason for #Ajax revenue increase was match day, which rose โ‚ฌ32m from โ‚ฌ2m to โ‚ฌ34m, due to the partial return of fans to the stadium, while broadcasting was up โ‚ฌ19m (34%) from โ‚ฌ55m to โ‚ฌ74m and commercial grew โ‚ฌ13m (19%) from โ‚ฌ68m to โ‚ฌ81m.
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Koulibaly on Potter's non-selection of him: "It is true that I haven't played with the new manager but I know my time will come. I am a big worker and when I don't play I make sure I work well. I am trying to show on the training pitch that I can play my first game for him." #CFC
Koulibaly: "We have to absolutely do everything to win this game tomorrow because we haven't started the Champions League well." #CFC #UCL
Koulibaly: "I miss Napoli and Naples but I wanted to come here and join this club which is one of the best in the world."

"I knew it would be difficult to go from Italy to England. I am going through a process that's normal, I am working hard and happy to be here." #CFC #UCL
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Newcastle chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan tells Radio Eight, PIF were offered 30% in another EPL club, believed to be Manchester United. "[#NUFC] wasnโ€™t the first offer we got. We looked in Italy, France & the UK."

PIF did explore Inter whilst takeover stalled. And also Bordeaux.
YAR adds: "In the UK there was a team that approached us to take 30% of the ownership, providing we didn't interfere at all managing the club, for ยฃ700 million... then we bought Newcastle. We bought the whole team for ยฃ350 million instead of having 30% for ยฃ700 million.โ€
YAR also cites #CFC sale price as an example of potential growth. PIF already work with Chelsea's majority owner Clearlake: "Chelsea was sold for $3.5 billion. So, my potential now is to go from ยฃ350 million to at least $3.5bn.โ€ No suggestion this is with a view to then selling.
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Graham Potter press conference incoming at Stamford Bridge.
Potter on Chelsea team news: Mendy is fit, Kante is training 'more and more but not fully', Jorginho felt his abdominal vs Palace and is a doubt, as is Havertz. Everyone else is fit including Cucurella. #CFC #UCL
Potter on Milan: "We're playing a top opponent so we have to play well and create a good atmosphere to get our supporters behind us." #CFC #UCL
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๐Ÿšจ Chelsea are pushing to finalise a pre-contract agreement with Christopher Nkunku and are willing to sign the RB Leipzig forward next summer for more than his ยฃ52.8m release clause.

Thread Below ๐Ÿ‘‡

#CFC

(@JacobSteinberg)
It emerged last week that Nkunku underwent medical checks with Chelsea at the end of the previous transfer window.

#CFC
Sources have indicated no contracts have been signed but there is widespread confidence that Nkunku will become a Chelsea player.

#CFC
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๐Ÿšจ Chelsea FC has signed fully automated talent analysis and development platform, AiSCOUT, as the teamโ€™s official academy research partner.

Thread Below ๐Ÿ‘‡

#CFC
The platform is set to become โ€˜an integral partโ€™ of the clubโ€™s recruitment and scouting process for academy players over the next five years.

#CFC
As the only digital scouting product invited into the FIFA Innovation Programme, AiSCOUT has been working with the Chelsea FC Academy for the past two years during the platformโ€™s Research & Development stage.

#CFC
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๐Ÿšจ Chelsea plan to pay more than Christopher Nkunku's โ‚ฌ60m release clause to stop suitors joining race next year. When he signed new deal, release clause negotiated 'low' (below market value) to ensure he could still leave despite extending, Nkunku's request.

#CFC

(@JacobsBen)
In essence, Nkunku wants to focus on the World Cup and do a full season with Leipzig. It's smart of Chelsea to offer above the release clause (and still below market value) now before his price goes up higher.

#CFC
Under that eventuality, Leipzig could demand more to fast-track sale or tell #CFC to try their luck when release clause active. Negotiation is intriguing because Leipzig want max fee rather than only release clause. But they also know #CFC not be only suitor prepared to pay more.
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Chelsea plan to pay more than Christopher Nkunku's โ‚ฌ60m release clause to stop suitors joining race next summer. When Nkunku signed new deal, release clause negotiated 'low' (below market value) to ensure he could still leave despite extending. This was at Nkunku's request.
In essence, Nkunku wants to focus on the World Cup and do a full season with Leipzig. It's smart of Chelsea to offer above the release clause (and still below market value) now before his price goes up higher.
Under that eventuality, Leipzig could demand more to fast-track sale or tell #CFC to try their luck when release clause active. Negotiation is intriguing because Leipzig want max fee rather than only release clause. But they also know #CFC not be only suitor prepared to pay more.
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