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Giulianelli: Diego Costa's Chelsea future; Man Utd to choose between 2 centre-backs; Belotti and China?

Dear readers, let me take my guitar and sing you a song. This is the ballad of the transfer market, a song that for some is only a fairy tale, but for others they listen as it was the Gospel.

The truth is that every one of us should listen to this song for what it really is: just a song.

A song that we like so much, that sometimes tells us a big truth, sometimes a little one.

A song that sometimes reminds us of something that we've already heard and sometimes seems too absurd to be true.


What I can sing you is that... Don't believe the hype when you listen to the quarrel between Antonio Conte and Diego Costa: the story of football is full of examples of teams in which players fight between eachother, or with the manager, in the changing room or on the training field, but they still reach the biggest goal. So I think that they need to clarify themselves, speaking with each other, and finding again that incredible feeling that offered a sort of regeneration for Costa.

Love on Instagram, diplomatic words from Conte are showing that I'm telling you the truth.


Will Jose Mourinho be able to find the centre-back he needs?

Like so often happens in a love song, he's playing on two different tables, like he was pursuing two different ladies in Madrigal of the XIV century.

His two dreams are Kostas Manolas from AS Roma and Victor Lindelöf from Benfica. One of these two will accept his courtship and fall into his arms by the end of January.

But it's a matter of money and time.


And let's use the last verse of this song to speak about what will never happen:

Andrea Belotti, of Torino, won't go to China.

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