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“It is all about how I can improve the squad. Now we know what we can do, starting today conversations can be had. I will put forward my case of what I think will improve us, and hopefully we will make the move from there.
“Every big team buys. Look at what Manchester United and City, Tottenham and Arsenal have spent. We have managed to utilise the hard work that has gone into the academy over the years and that’s great to see. But we still want to improve.”
But, he pledged: “The young players won’t lose their opportunities – because they are here to stay. If you think we’re going to line up Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and sell them, we’re not. They’re here to stay. Anything we do now will be to improve that base.”
However, France striker Olivier Giroud is now expected be one of those offloaded in January, along with possibly midfielder Ross Barkley.