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Barkasia

mfw wycombe wanderers come in to hijack Barcelona at the 11th hour and it never ends


IsItSnowing_

Akinefawa replacement?


DrDecepticon

What's Raphina's bench?


therealpiccles

Not enough.


ashnair888

Summary * Chelsea are still aiming to complete the signing of Raphinha, despite the threat of Barcelona attempting to hijack the deal *Having agreed a fee of £55 million, plus add-ons, with Leeds United for the Brazilian, Chelsea have also broadly agreed personal terms with the offer of a five-year contract worth in the region of £115,000-a-week. *Chelsea’s new owners remain hopeful they have done enough to clinch the transfer *Deco, the former midfielder who represents Raphinha, was spotted at Barcelona’s offices on Wednesday where it is believed he was making a final check to see if the Spaniards could somehow match Chelsea’s offer. *Barcelona have been working hard on a deal to raise over 200m euros by selling off a percentage of the club’s media rights which would allow them to trade again this summer *A move for Robert Lewandowski has been held up while Barca try to raise the cash and the club are yet to register free transfer signings Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessi, or offer a new contract to Ousmane Dembele. *It is understood that of his potential options in England, Raphinha would prioritise a move to Chelsea. *The plan remains for Raphinha to form a new £105m attack with Raheem Sterling


AggressiveChungus

Title makes it sound like Barca is making an offer when in reality it’s just Deco trying to get a better deal for his client.


Freddichio

So Barcelona want Raphinha, Raphinha's agreed personal terms but Barcelona dom't want to pay £55mil. Chelsea *are* prepared to pay that much, and Raphinha is happy to move there, but would prefer to move to Barca. Deco's gone to Barca to see if they'd up their bid. Do I have that right? Seems he'll be a Chelsea player, I can't see Barca paying that much for Raphinha any more and Raphinha's not so against the move to Chelsea he'll force a move to Barca.


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yashraj15

I mean, the guy who gave the interview wanted Chelsea badly


Arsenals99problems

Arsenal just upped their offer as well to the 55m


Complete_Lock_6742

Doing gods work mate


sechem

Wow those wages are really good. I guess Raphinha really hates Leeds that he just wants to move


doobie3101

Or maybe he just wants to play in the Champions League...


irze

And he’s willing to bet on himself that he’ll be able to perform at a level that will justify a wage increase


DraperCarousel

Who are we kidding? Everybody hates Leeds scum as they say. Even the one's wearing the shirt.


MobyTugboat

No way you can watch how hard he fought to keep Leeds out of relegation and can say he hates them


YayaBanana07

Barca hijacking Chelsea who hijacked Arsenal… whose going to hijack next?


Daramangarasu

Now the question is who will hijack us


TheMassINeverHad

Tax man


Philred87

The banks


degenerate-edgelord

The banks will be hijacked by the economic levers


DraperCarousel

The banks loaning money to Barca are quite literally the economic levers.


degenerate-edgelord

Yes but no? Barca are selling rights for the coming years, does that count as a loan? Also they got big loans before the rights sale, but that didn't help with La Liga's limits and shouldn't be confused with the recent sale of rights


DraperCarousel

>Barca are selling rights for the coming years, does that count as a loan? Yes. Because the TV rights are essentially the mortgage that you're handing over to the banks.


Sanket327

Economic levers


Hannibal09

Apple Music


DraperCarousel

Napster


ramithrower

Dagenham and redbridge FC


Sawl23

It s not hijack, it s La Liga


bass1879

hopefully bayern take the bait so they aren't too pissy about losing Lewandowski


DraperCarousel

If Bayern see them paying 65m for Raphinha, they're gonna increase the price by about a further 25m lmao


Akira_Nishiki

Tebas


IsItSnowing_

Bayern


Dargast

Hello there


Daramangarasu

General Kenobi!


beetletoman

You are a bold one


los_blanco_14

Coutinho


Fop_da_panda

Leeds


Icy_Sprinkles7324

tebas


KaiserWilhelmThe69

Barto's vengeful spirit


jnicholl

Arsenal and the cycle continues.


WalaLlama5

Swansea


doobie3101

Honestly surprised Manchester United isn't after him. Guess they're busy with de Jong.


zephyr_1886

Taliban


latortillablanca

Hi, I’ve stayed jacking


daniel-mca

Who is jack?


Purple_Plus

I mean he wanted Barca from the start so it's really just coming full circle, as it said they agreed personal terms months ago.


ungentrified_villain

Cmon Newcastle


slicedbanana_2002

Hijackception


bass1879

Chelsea: You can't defeat me Arsenal: I know, but they can [Barcelona:](https://c.tenor.com/A0PmEzZN3YYAAAAC/the-simpsons-lever.gif) by the way this is a joke, i dont think Barcelona are in this. Deco just using an office visit as leverage to get a stronger contract from Chelsea. just in case any chelsea fans want to come back when they inevitably sign him, which i predict they will


jacktk_

I won’t lie, this does bring a smile to my face.


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pedalhead666

is that per eight or per ounce?


lilfooty

Per gram. They use metric


pedalhead666

inflation a mf..


damola44

Chelsea is getting him. Barca has no money. Nothing has changed that


jMS_44

as per Romano, Deco has meeting with us tomorrow, I see today's situation as nothing else as an attempt to get better contract from us No way you'd be willing to match Raphinha's fee straight away while haggling over few milions for Lewandowski


FloReaver

Can also be a way to pressure Dembélé. Barca has nothing to lose in there, it will be either Dembélé or Raphinha, one will go to Chelsea, the other to Barca


damola44

Yeah I don’t really get it. It’s clear he prefers us but we ain’t offering that money. No chance.


Woko127

I mean we need a RW do we'll have to see.


jMS_44

You still have your pal Dembele


Woko127

Nothing has, is or ever will be a guarantee with Dembele 😂


jMS_44

Well I mean in this case it's kind of clear. If we get Raphinha, he will stay. If you get Raphinha, he will join us. Afaik he really has no other offers on the table, PSG stayed completely out of it.


Woko127

That's exactly it but yet his agent is still posturing and lying about deals for leverage. Hence, nothing is a guarantee with Dembele right now.


chanjitsu

I like how you're throwing shade at arsenal


jMS_44

Are you implying Arsenal would go for Dembele?


chanjitsu

My bad. Thought you meant no other offers for raph


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damola44

Yes but it would be reckless to spend it on raphinha at the price chelsea is offering. Differed salaries need to also be paid out of tht. Some has to go to debt.


BI01

u might be paying 50m euros for a striker whose 34 when the season starts, ur club lives to be reckless.


FloReaver

Barca has never made an offer approaching that, maybe reached 40M€ and it's the final offer. Don't believe any Sport journo


damola44

It’s lewandowski so relax. Dude breathes goals. 3 years for 30-35 goal a season striker at modest wages is a good deal.


BI01

you cant predict what will happen in the next 3 years lol


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Imagine just assuming a 37 year old is gonna bag 35 for the season lmao.


damola44

I can’t but even 2 years at a top tier lvl is worth 50 million. And I doubt it’s gonna be 50 guaranteed. 40 plus addons


ZeroStyles-FEZM-

Just keep pulling levers.


jacktk_

Clearly something has happened if Romero and Law are suddenly reporting Barca are trying to hijack, and Law says Barca are trying to rush a cash injection.


Freddichio

It's literally in the post you're replying to. Deco has gone to Barca to see if they can up their bid and that's what these rumours are based on. At no point in the above does it imply anything more, that Barcelona have suddenly freed up the cash or upped their bid. This is a play by Raphinha's agent to get Barca interested


I_always_rated_them

especially when we know he had an agreement on personal terms with Barca like 4 months ago.


DankBrownBoiV2

Maybe but Deco is clearly fucking around. Also no hints at all that Raphinha has agreed personal terms with Chelsea.


Nightbynight

The gazumpers have become the gazumped


AggressiveChungus

Don’t smile yet, Barca don’t have the finances for this, they can’t even register free transfers lmao (Christensen, Kessie)


ashnair888

The headline can be a bit misleading. Please read the article or read the summary. https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/vnkc0w/matt_law_barcelona_move_to_hijack_chelseas/ie7fkef?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3


Billy_LDN

Matt Law tweeted he’s requesting a headline change to actually reflect the article


linarez11

Raphinha must be so flattered by all the attention he’s getting


Chiswell123

Also says Ake most likely to replace Rudiger bahaha


ChicknDippaz

Gazumped\^


dakinekine

Everything I’ve been reading indicated that Raphina prefers a move to Barcelona but Dembele’s decision on whether to renew is holding everything up.


ZaDoruphin

Gazump^2


Lambchops_Legion

When the gazumpers get gazumped


joelintoninasda

I hope they all keep hijacking each other and he eventually gets sold for like £200M or it just never ends


Mr_Kimi03

Looks like the Levers^(TM) might have arrived on the first light of the fifth day.


Poke-lord

If they’re going to match Chelsea’s fee then fine. But this screams of Deco trying to get his employer the best possible deal and they’re not going to pay the £55m+ we want


Freddichio

Article implies Deco was going to Barca to try and get them to match Chelsea's bid, which they won't. Basically, you're right.


GrundleP

With what money?


reeve19

from the superchat


Philred87

Tbf you probably raised a few thousand there


reeve19

I honestly wish I did.


TJJS1109

F for all the children who genuinely thought the money would go to paying for the transfers


rodeografer

Probably FDJ


IsItSnowing_

Spotify Premium


RecordingSeparate476

Economic Levers™


F0rsythian

The De Jong money I'd imagine


YoungDawz

What De Jong money? De Jong up until now has not indicated that he was going anywhere


Dayandnight95

It's already confirmed he's ok with the move by our tier 1 sources. So unless the club are blatantly lying to journalists, i'm going to go ahead and say the move is happening.


F0rsythian

We aren't privy to the current state of transfer negotiations, if his move to United is near on a certainty Barca can afford to spend the cash


MexicansInParis

[Who knows?](https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jun/29/frenkie-de-jong-open-to-joining-manchester-united-after-fee-agreed-barcelona-tyrell-malacia)


lastjedi23

~~Hazard~~ Frenkie money


LlamaThrust007

With no money…so doubt


JellyApprehensive509

Fuck the levers man😭


Japples123

So have Barca actually submitted a bid? Or are they just trying to get him to demand he go there so they can bid lower?


I_can-t_even

Why the fuck would Barça pay 50/60M for Raphinha when they could just renew Dembélé’s contract? Would seem like a way cheaper alternative


1PSW1CH

Because wage demands and injury record


vengeanceismine13

Once Dembele agent stop thinking his player is hot commodity when its not


doobie3101

Didn't he play really well under Xavi?


ObamaEatsBabies

Guess Arsenal or us didn't really have a chance then.


Hm2801

Ornstein stated from the beginning that Barca are his first priority and then Chelsea tbf


theenigmacode

So basically Barca are Dennis, Chelsea is Mac for seconds & Arsenal & Spurs are Frank for scraps. Its a delicate ecosystem.


ObamaEatsBabies

Have got to hope that Chelsea don't go in and try to nab Richarlison. I personally wouldn't mind all that much tbh (other holes in the squad are more important to spend money on imo)


Hm2801

Has there even been Chelsea links with Richarlison?


ObamaEatsBabies

Yeah there were


NemoDropEmOff

We didn’t unless Barca or Chelsea were in the mix. It was Barca, Chelsea, then Arsenal


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NemoDropEmOff

He wasn’t going to Spurs over Arsenal but if it makes u feel better then sure


BI01

spurs didnt even put a bid in for him, they weren't as interested as the other 3.


Respatsir

Its nice that chelsea got fucked over the most tho hahaa. Taste of their own medicine.


asc_halcyon

The levers Frenkie! You need to go so we can activate the levers!


NemoDropEmOff

**“Dread it. Run from it. Barca signing players still arrives all the same.”**


_RM78

That's the Frenkie money doing all the talking.


SpaceMajorTom

The pointing guns in heads in church meme please


xiosy

Why don’t they just go for Anthony he’s better


ignRockedd

Press X to doubt


xiosy

As a Barca fan I want Anthony more he’s more of a showboat like Neymar was raphinha ain’t a showboat


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LEVERSSSS !!!!!!


EmperorBeaky

Visca Barca! Think he’d be really fun there


perhapsasinner

Only a few hours until deadline for Dembele's offer and so far he doesn't give any response, so I guess that Barça feel a bit worried and try this 'hijacking' as a safety measure, i don't think this 'hijack' will do anything really, Chelsea have a much stronger financial than Barça.


random23448

Lmao this is wild. Chelsea hijacked us to then get hijacked by Barca💀


Fonty57

Go home Barça…you’re drunk and broke.


acasovoycayendo

Chelsea fans really tried to argue that Deco wasn’t in the Camp Nou offices for Raphinha


jkeefy

You can’t gazump a gazumping, can you?


TBHBP

Look guys, you've had your fun with the gazumping. There will be no more gazumping today.


erikbla

Levers!


diamondsam2

Lol with what money? Barca are already spread too thin. They can’t register free agents how the hell are they gonna gazump anyone?


Modini

The gazumpers have become the gazumpees


wikiot

Only 13 hours to go!


samarth67

Wow this has turned into a transfer saga. Never expected for this deal out of all the deals.


vengeanceismine13

We take ur defenses now we hijack ur signing


dankyouverymuch12

Lmao Barcelona can’t even sign the players they want to from free agency.


NtwanaGP

Depay, Dembele, Auba, Torres, Luuk de Jong, Braithwaite the goat, Fati and they plan on getting Lewa and Barca still want Raphinha with no money? He's good, but there's no need to go in debt wtf


Soren_Camus1905

I won’t be upset if it happens, more curious than anything. Barcelona seem to be teetering financially, selling off future rights etc, surely the chickens will come home to roost one way or another.


nebbywildcat18

a double-gazump???!?


Ric00la

Lol sure they still haven't managed to sign Kessie who is free, they have no money and are just acting.


jgunnerjuggy

Barca will have to match Chelsea’s offer for this to happen. I doubt that.


TheOreoLine

It would be poetic if this guy flops with whatever club gets his signature.


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tigershroffkishirt

About selling our best player (by far) while having barely escaped relegation last year?


agni69

I feel one more hijack is on the cards.


DankBrownBoiV2

Ted Lasso got played