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I am going to make a prediction of what I think will happen in this transfer window. 10 predictions in order of likelihood. Feel free to post your own and comment on others.

Neymar - Real Madrid(loaned to Santos until January 2012)

Sanchez - Manchester United

Modric - Chelsea

Ganso - AC Milan

Fabregas - Barcelona

Gary Cahill - Arsenal

Scott Parker - Spurs

Charlie Adam - Liverpool

Nani - Inter Milan

Sneijder - Manchester United

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I am going to make a prediction of what I think will happen in this transfer window. 10 predictions in order of likelihood. Feel free to post your own and comment on others.

Neymar - Real Madrid(loaned to Santos until January 2012)

Sanchez - Manchester United

Modric - Chelsea

Ganso - AC Milan

Fabregas - Barcelona

Gary Cahill - Arsenal

Scott Parker - Spurs

Charlie Adam - Liverpool

Nani - Inter Milan

Sneijder - Manchester United

Neymar is still anyone's guess, could be Real, could be us, could stay in Brazil - noone knows, and noone is going to know until the Copa Libertadores is finished, probably not until after the Copa America.

Modric - Chelsea is building momentum.

Most of the rest are pretty heavily rumoured stories anyway, not being particularly bold with the majority there.

I still think there's close to a 0% chance that United get both of Sanchez and Sneijder - I think they will have to choose one or the other (my money's on Sanchez)

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I don't think United could afford Sneijders transfer fee (£35m+) and his wages appro looking at near 200k. If he came available why wouldn't Barca target him over Fabbers? Older but better.

Because Fabregas is from their youth academy and would fit into their style more easily than Sneijder. They're both world class midfielders but I think Fabregas suites Barca more.

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Does it seem to anybody that we really aren't in on any big names. It seems that Neymar is going to real more each day, and we only seem close to role players or youngsters. I'm a little worried we won't get somebody like Neymar or Pastore. Somebody that is going to come in and make an impact.

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Does it seem to anybody that we really aren't in on any big names. It seems that Neymar is going to real more each day, and we only seem close to role players or youngsters. I'm a little worried we won't get somebody like Neymar or Pastore. Somebody that is going to come in and make an impact.

We never really have been in for big names over the years, especially the early years of Romans reign. We didnt really sign established super stars, more we went for young hungry up and coming players like Robben, Essien, Drogba etc. They were still high end players but not the best world class players. Looks to me like we are building a new, young hungry squad once again.

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We never really have been in for big names over the years, especially the early years of Romans reign. We didnt really sign established super stars, more we went for young hungry up and coming players like Robben, Essien, Drogba etc. They were still high end players but not the best world class players. Looks to me like we are building a new, young hungry squad once again.

Very much agree with this...and I can't wait!!

I think we'll definitely be getting Modric, Lukaku and De Bruyne this summer. A tricky little right winger would give us the most complete squad in the world I think.

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We never really have been in for big names over the years, especially the early years of Romans reign. We didnt really sign established super stars, more we went for young hungry up and coming players like Robben, Essien, Drogba etc. They were still high end players but not the best world class players. Looks to me like we are building a new, young hungry squad once again.

If this happens again, and we get a repeat of the 2004/05 season this year, I will be one HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY man.

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I just don't see signing Lukaku, De Bruyne, and Modric a great success. Lukaku will fight for playing time, De Bruyne will probably be loaned out, and Modric will replace somebody that leaves. It doesn't make our squad that much better from last year. I understand that Lukaku and De Bruyne will be for the future but signing somebody like Neymar will be for next year and the future. I don't think the first three that I listed are enough to challenge for the title next year.

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I just don't see signing Lukaku, De Bruyne, and Modric a great success. Lukaku will fight for playing time, De Bruyne will probably be loaned out, and Modric will replace somebody that leaves. It doesn't make our squad that much better from last year. I understand that Lukaku and De Bruyne will be for the future but signing somebody like Neymar will be for next year and the future. I don't think the first three that I listed are enough to challenge for the title next year.

So far we're in negotiations for 4 players. Modric, Lukaku, De Bruyne and Neymar. At the moment we don't have a creative midfielder, the amount Modric would improve us alone is astronomical (on average last season he created over 2 chances per game). This is also the beginning of the transfer window and we could yet be in for more. We're still linked with Sneijder, Pastore even Sanchez and Aguero (I highly doubt all of them but I honestly didn't expect Torres either and Roman is a known admirer of Aguero while Guus rates Sneijder highly).

Speaking of Torres, we've had him, Luiz and Ramires added last season. Its clear to me that Romans doing a revamp with someones advice (my guess is Guus). I'd just have some patience and watch the plan unfold. He knows that after this window the books are monitored by UEFA so it could be his final 100m spree if we're lucky! :D

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I just don't see signing Lukaku, De Bruyne, and Modric a great success. Lukaku will fight for playing time, De Bruyne will probably be loaned out, and Modric will replace somebody that leaves. It doesn't make our squad that much better from last year. I understand that Lukaku and De Bruyne will be for the future but signing somebody like Neymar will be for next year and the future. I don't think the first three that I listed are enough to challenge for the title next year.

We could also be getting Sturridge back off half a season as one of the Premiership's form strikers; Lampard having a less injury-hit season; Drogba not suffering from malaria; a manager who isn't seen as a lame duck from the minute his assistant's sacked in November; and Torres benefiting from his first real summer off in a decade. In the future we need to be moving away from our current stars, but for next year it's probably reasonable to bet that at least some of them will be much better.

That's not to argue that Neymar (or Sanchez, or Turan) wouldn't be a lovely addition. Gourlay was talking in terms of 2-3 key signings, and I don't think Lukaku qualifies for this season's purposes, so hopefully we're planning to add a wide player and that's just taking a backseat while we sort out Lukaku/De Bruyne/Modric and get our new manager in. Still, I think that the three deals we seem to be pushing at the moment would be enough to leave us noticeably stronger for next year.

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Gourlay was talking in terms of 2-3 key signings, and I don't think Lukaku qualifies for this season's purposes, so hopefully we're planning to add a wide player and that's just taking a backseat while we sort out Lukaku/De Bruyne/Modric and get our new manager in. Still, I think that the three deals we seem to be pushing at the moment would be enough to leave us noticeably stronger for next year.

I don't remember his actual quote; did he imply that we're only going to sign 2-3 players, or was it that we'd make a couple of big purchases and maybe a couple more for the future? If it's the latter, then we might well be able to pick up the likes of Lukaku and De Bruyne and have them out on loan for a season or two to get used to the country (and until Drogba and Malouda retire/move on) and then bring them back, whilst at the same time picking up a couple of guys that can make an impact right now.

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I don't remember his actual quote; did he imply that we're only going to sign 2-3 players, or was it that we'd make a couple of big purchases and maybe a couple more for the future? If it's the latter, then we might well be able to pick up the likes of Lukaku and De Bruyne and have them out on loan for a season or two to get used to the country (and until Drogba and Malouda retire/move on) and then bring them back, whilst at the same time picking up a couple of guys that can make an impact right now.

According to goal.com (yes, I know, but they're hopefully reliable for direct quotes), he said "the basis of the team" would be the same with 2-3 additions.

So Gourlay wasn't particularly clear; I'd certainly argue that De Bruyne at a minimum will have nothing to do with the basis of the team next year whether we sign him or not, but you could make a case that he only meant 2-3 players coming in in total. On the other hand, it seems fairly likely that we've at least contemplated signing all four of Modric, Lukaku, De Bruyne, and Neymar (even if we have decided Neymar's buyout fee is too high). Signing those four would qualify as 2-3 additions if you're only counting major contributors next season, but not if you're counting every player we spend money on.

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So have I! Great player no doubt. But I do think he's slightly over hyped at the moment. Just a level below Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas imo.

Have to disagree. I think he is indeed behind the Barca duo, but is better than Fabregas (at least for now).

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Looks like I'm alone on that then. Maybe better performances on the biggest stages mean that he should be rated higher. But having watched both of these players most of their career, I was speaking purely from a talent standpoint when saying Fabregas is better.

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