Multiple reports suggest that the Blues had made an official inquiry regarding the Danish U21 striker's availability but have been told he is not for sale for less than £30m.
Manager Neil Warnock is keen to hold onto last season's top scorer as the Bluebirds mount a bid to return to the top flight.
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1 Posted 29/08/2017 at 18:20:51
2 Posted 29/08/2017 at 18:34:54
Clubs like Cardiff will be dreaming of promotion and riches. They won't want to sell, and won't have time to replace. I am concerned now that Lukaku's replacement is looking like an afterthought.
3 Posted 29/08/2017 at 18:42:05
I admit, they would be better than nobody, but come on, if we have any aspiration to improve on last season, are these the type of players we should be looking at?
I know I've said before, but why oh why, would you sell your 20+ goals a season striker, early on in the window, without having some adequate replacement lined up, at least in pre-season, not on the vinegar stroke of the transfer window closure.
To add insult to injury, we have been knocked back too, by Cardiff.
4 Posted 29/08/2017 at 18:54:10
5 Posted 29/08/2017 at 18:55:55
However, I cant see Cardiff letting him go this late in the window.
They've they had a great start to the season and will be hoping for a PL challenge.
From a Business perspective their viewpoint will be no matter how much you offer it won't be as much at what we'll get it we reach the PL.
Should have bid much earlier if you want a player, Warnock is the type of manager who is happy to take the money and then find a replacement.
Way too late in the window now.
I think our board have really fkd up the good work in the window they've had by leaving getting a striker so late.
I'll be extremely happy to eat my words on deadline day.
6 Posted 29/08/2017 at 18:57:51
As has been pointed by somebody else, if you subtract Lukaku's goals from last season, our final league positions was – I think I read somewhere – the same (correct me if I am wrong). Hence, given the strength and depth we have added, the need to replace him should not be one of alarm bells ringing,
We have to give time for the team to gel a bit, the likes of Calvert-Lewin and Lookman to grow into their roles, for Koeman to find his best 11, rotation arrangements, and not rush to judgement on having just had two tough matches against two of the best teams in league. We don't want to see good money sunk on a second-rate panic buy.
7 Posted 29/08/2017 at 19:04:48
8 Posted 29/08/2017 at 19:07:07
9 Posted 29/08/2017 at 19:08:36
10 Posted 29/08/2017 at 19:09:00
The problem with this thinking is It only takes into account 'winning' goals, hence, the number of times Lukaku scored and killed off a game is forgotton. This season, for example, against City. If we had Lukaku, we may well have won the game.
Anyway, besides the point. Our midfield aint got much goals either. We need 2/3 new forwards, and fast (both in the adjective and adverb Sense If the word)
11 Posted 29/08/2017 at 19:13:24
I think it is more than just Lukaku's goals that is a factor. Teams will not fully commit to attack when you have such a dangerous player as Lukaku lurking. They will have a slightly different setup and mentality.
It is not just the goals, it is the goal threat that needs replacing as well. Otherwise average teams in the Premier League will be more confident to attack us.
12 Posted 29/08/2017 at 19:23:58
That being said, I refuse to allow these frustrations to ruin what has otherwise been a tremendous transfer window. Two summers ago, Tom Cleverley was our marquee signing. Enough said.
13 Posted 29/08/2017 at 19:29:17
You would have assumed with the 75m for Rom that we would have got someone of class in by now.We have spent money on spread but will the goals come ?
If we cant get some pace upfront and a goalscorer then it could be a very big let down from the early optimism, but lets see what the next 48 hours brings.
14 Posted 29/08/2017 at 19:36:47
15 Posted 29/08/2017 at 20:03:42
16 Posted 29/08/2017 at 20:18:51
Let's be honest: Koeman has had the Stones money, the Lukaku money + some on top yet we go to away to City and Chelsea play Moyes tactics with results similar or worse than Moyes achieved
What's actually changed????
We needed a striker back then and we need a striker now
Hang on to Lukaku until you get a damn replacement.
Look at Liverpool: they won't sell Coutinho and without him still thrash Arsenal 4-0
We're so small time it's untrue
17 Posted 29/08/2017 at 20:25:09
If we cannot get the prefect striker in, get a quality oldie until the others are ready.
Short term, we lack pace. Maybe the Croat kid will change that. Here's hoping
18 Posted 29/08/2017 at 20:36:18
19 Posted 29/08/2017 at 20:37:40
Koeman himself had said it's up to the board to land a striker, whoever that may be. leaving it this late is bad enough, losing out altogether cannot happen. Can it?
20 Posted 29/08/2017 at 20:40:32
21 Posted 29/08/2017 at 20:45:08
Just go and buy Sakho for £30m Dembele for £25m and loan in Costa too and then we can call it a day...
22 Posted 29/08/2017 at 20:46:43
Walsh & Koeman will identify targets & probably even do some wooing, but it is up to the Board to agree a fee with clubs and contracts with agents etc.
This is how it's done these days managers/DOF barely get involved in Buisness side (Koeman own words).
Koeman also said, Kenwright told him, we'll get the Siggie deal done but it's gonna take time and be patient so we can negotiate a lower figure.
It's up to the Board to deliver the targets once given by Manager/ DOF, they're accountable at the end of this window.
Remember at the end of the last summer window Moshri wasn't best pleased with how it went.
The start of this window went fantastic and then all went back to normal once we went in for Siggie.
23 Posted 29/08/2017 at 20:48:57
Even bringing in the above mentioned and another striker, I still believe every big game, we will defend deep, until that mentality changes, we will never step up a level. We need to be braver and a bit more self belief, from the top down.
24 Posted 29/08/2017 at 21:03:21
I don't care how old the fucker we sign is as long as he is good.
We currently have no one, a half dead guy with 2 legs who knows how to score is fine by me.
25 Posted 29/08/2017 at 22:31:51
26 Posted 29/08/2017 at 22:35:49
27 Posted 29/08/2017 at 22:35:49
28 Posted 29/08/2017 at 22:43:03
29 Posted 29/08/2017 at 23:12:17
Costa to fit in straight away pending fitness.
And dembele from Celtic yo get up to speed over the next month or so while we still got Costa.
When Coleman and bolasie return at Xmas we'll have a decent squad with a bit of pace. Until then we are buggered so pull your finger out and get spending
30 Posted 30/08/2017 at 15:08:22
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