Guys it really does sound pretty daft when you say stuff like "Leipzig would accept £70m, if we'd offered that in the first place this deal would be done" or words similar.
If we offered £70m to begin with the most likely scenario is that we'd end up paying considerably more, it's almost accepted practise that in negotiations the first offer is flatly refused, especially when you're not actively selling. If someone ever wants to buy something off you when you're not advertising, for god sake knock back their first offer, that's just as basic as it gets.
So while FSG frustrate the hell out of me with their negotiating technique, the way it's playing out since the initial bid was lodged has to be accepted and as long as we go in with an improved offer then we will be most definitely testing Leipzig's resolve and all the noises/vibes/rumours/reliable tweets seem to suggest that this deal has a high chance of actually happening. This is the statement signing we've all been looking for and would most definitely push us on to the next level.