£168 million. As one of our punters in the Football Transfer Tavern quips, you could nearly buy two Gareth Bale’s. Or, if you are Chelsea Football Club, one Radamel Falcao. That is the current valuation from Monaco when it comes to their Colombian striking sensation.
Safe to say then that rumours linking Chelsea with a January move for the former Atletico Madrid man are false.
Then again, as one of our punters quips, you can never be fully sure when it comes to Roman’s roubles! In all seriousness, some of the rumours making their way around the tavern at the minute are a little bit farfetched to say the least. In fact, as our landlord notes, Arsenal will probably win a trophy before some of them come to pass!
All our punters really want when they come to the tavern is a nice pint of beer and a little bit of an update on what is happening when it comes to the football rumour mill.
With that in mind, our landlord feels it is his responsibility to stop cleaning the bar and come over to the regulars and clear a couple of things up.
In fact, he is so keen to make sure punters leave the tavern feeling a little bit merry and in the know, he lets us in on the five transfers that Chelsea are most likely to make this winter.