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Maybe we wont have to, but we probably will anyway. It's a Marotta thing to say he doesnt want and need to sell, then goes on and sell the players anyway because "they wanted to leave, our hands were tied" :lol:
It is as clear as day that Lukaku asked to leave. Both he and Marotta admitted.
 

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Marotta has his way of making players wanting to leave.

But when it comes to Lukaku, I'm pretty sure he didn't want to sell him because the timing restricted the options to replace him. He may be drooling now with Dzeko scoring so much at the start of the season, but unlike Hakimi, I doubt he pushed Lukaku out. If anything, I trust the sources that say that he was the one trying the hardest to convince him to stay. Which also has a direct effect on the promises to Inzaghi that Lukaku would have stayed.
 

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Confirming that we wanted to exchange Icardi for Dybala really hurt. Dybala + Lautaro would be a sick ass duo.

We've been through this multiple times.

The clubs initiated the negotiations. Both Icardi and Dybala rejected the proposed deal.


Then Juventus approached Manchester United for a swap between Lukaku and Dybala. Manchester accepted. Lukaku accepted.

At that time we approached PSG for Cavani and Atalanta for Zapata. Both wanted 50m because we were already throwing 60m and 65m for Lukaku that got rejected. We didn't want to proceed with that. Eventually PSG wanted to entertain a possibility of swapping Cavani with Icardi.

Meanwhile, Dybala rejected a move to Manchester and the deal collapsed. Pastorello informed us that Lukaku would accept our offer and we took another week or so to conclude the deal after we met Man Utd's initial demands for 80m, while Lukaku was reported AWOL and was spotted at Anderlecht's training center.

The talks for Cavani-Icardi stopped, PSG tried to get another striker for a cheap deal but couldn't reach a deal (no idea who this was), so they asked to get Icardi on loan and Marotta eventually accepted.
 

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Something not happening can still hurt. So yeah, no point in your post there, Brehme.
 

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Something not happening can still hurt. So yeah, no point in your post there, Brehme.
The idea is that this "hurt" was over 2 years ago, we knew about it then. It's not new information so I don't see why your tone suggests that he's confirmed something that wasn't already confirmed multiple times in the past, including the time of negotiations.

Just a bit surprised you used that term.
 

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No problem and yes I knew about it. It's not the first time Marotta mentioned it.
 

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We did alright by selling Icardi. We replaced him with Lukaku, who was many times the striker Icardi ever will be, and when the Icardi money came in, we used that to buy Hakimi. Marotta did brilliantly there, under the circumstances.

Imagine if the Suning financial crisis had hit and we still had Icardi and Wanda with her big mouth?
 
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