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It's a big 'If'.

However, if he were to go, the only player in his mould that could be available, is Quaresma? And even he is not as quick, or direct.

If Robben is sold, then it would depend on what Jose's thinking is.

If he decides to play mostly without wingers next season, then that could be ample enough opportunity for him to bring in another 'athletic' centre mid.

Has'nt Jose already stated that he plans to use more of the 4-3-3? That would suggest a replacement would be needed.

Simao, could be another option?

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thing is Chelsea would have to agree to the sale first so talking to robben directly seems jumping the gun and isn't that an illegal approach/tapping up?

Of course your right but only we get punished for such offences. I'm mean look at Malouda and Liverpool "There has been contact with Liverpool, although I don't know as yet if they have shown their interest directly to Lyon," I know it's from The Sun but still.

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I think the biggest key point here for me is "would I miss Robben if he left?"

Not being rude to the guy but the past few seasons except his very first have not been very good, hes the type of player on many occasions I have been screaming at my TV for him to just pass the ball and instead he runs and loses it, hes just such an inconsistant player its aggrivating for me to watch him sometimes.

IF he got back to his old form, then there is no way I'd sell him and just for the talent he showed us in the first season I think we should keep him, plus f**k Real Madrid thinking they can muscle us out of decent players, WERE the big boys now! 1064.gif haha!

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Madrid constantly tell the press that they want to sign this player and that player but very rarely does anthing happen. I think it's a load of old balls.

If he goes, then onwards and upwards, if he stays then lets hope he toughens up a bit.

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If that interview did actually happen and they have got Calderon on tape making these claims we should go ahead with the whole 'FIFA investigation' thing.

I'm sick and tired of Real board and president running their mouths every summer trying to unsettle other teams' players.

That's tapping up, pure and simple and it's about time they got their just desserts.

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If that interview did actually happen and they have got Calderon on tape making these claims we should go ahead with the whole 'FIFA investigation' thing.

I'm sick and tired of Real board and president running their mouths every summer trying to unsettle other teams' players.

That's tapping up, pure and simple and it's about time they got their just desserts.

is very right.

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Robben always puts me in a dilemma. icon_confused.gif

He's got lots of talent and with one moment of flair he can change a game - and you need players like that in my view playing at Chelsea.

He also appears to have patched up his differences with Jose if their body language and words exchanged at the very tail end of the season are anything to go by. I think Jose has made up his mind to keep him, if Robben also wants to stay of course.

Then again.....I've got fine wine glasses with more durability than Robben, he also seems to prefer sitting on the side lines rather than playing himself back into games after an injury. He could give Ronaldo diving lessons he's that good (or that embarrassing) and he can be infuriating (like Joe Cole at times) with his play.

Real Madrid presidents are always mouthing off about which players they are tapping up - it's just what presidents in Spain are supposed to do. It's the same old story at the end of each season - he's after Kaka, Robben - you name it. Back to the old galacticos syndrome again - the coach always change year in year out but the presidents desparation to win over the fans never changes. For them it's politics to keep themselves in power not just simply being the club figurehead with other executives to answer to.

I think unless Robben has a sudden change of heart he will stay with us. If Jose is going to use wingers again, he surely would want to keep Robben, he's young and if he gets back in form and manages to stay generally fit for the year (which would rank alongside the second coming in terms of shock factor) he can only be a great asset for Chelsea.

If we do sell him we then have to scout around for some replacement player surely and with Man Utd doing those two expensive deals first thing this summer they have pushed all the prices up so it would cost us a packet to find someone new. And not forgetting we still need a defender! And my final reason for not selling him is that it would be sod's law that Robben would go on to have an absolute blinding season for Real Madrid - now that would seriously drive me to despair!

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Letting Robben go would be a terrible decision in my opinion. The only thing that would make it worse is letting him go without replacing him. We already have about as much width as Posh Spice in a corset, letting Robben go with no replacement would allow us to sell off the flanks of the Bridge pitch for real estate purposes.

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I agree with Loz - it would be absolute craziness to let Robben go.

At the moment, there is a worldwide shortage of quality wingers. The only player I can think of who is an undeniably better winger at the moment than Robben is Ronaldo.

Yes, he's injury prone. Yes, he dives. Yes, he occaisionally chooses the wrong option. But, at the moment, he is unreplaceable. Even if we got 30 million for him, I doubt we could replace him with the same quality of player.

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It would almost definitely be a mistake to let Robben go - I say almost because the only way such a decision is justifiable is if a suitable replacement has already been lined up. I can't think of one. A rough comparison I know, but you could say Robben is like a more faster, more direct, more skillful, more tricksy SWP with more end-product.

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I say we let him go for 10mill plus mabye Robinho

Nah, give us 15 million plus.....erm......ah...yeah that guy, you know THAT player....uhh.....yeah c'mon he's so famous....yeap erm.....pretty good too...

You know what, nevermind....come back when you've actually got some good players.

In truth, Real presidential candidates having a habit of buying elections by linking themselves with big names is getting a bit sore. Can't FIFA do something about this?

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I dont think we should let him go. Although he is frustrating at times with injuries etc he is still probably our most dangerous player. Even is the threat is stiffled by the opposition putting 2 men on him he's creating space for others.

And there talking about Real bidding ?12m for him. I thought we signed him for that and i cant see us replacing him for that so whats the point.

Lets just mention a couple of world class players who to be fair most clubs in the world would want to sign and see if it gets me elected.Real's presedential candidates election policy for next summer is to have Pele cloned. icon_rolleyes.gif

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