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14 Dec 2018 14:37:02
Ed002, who is interested in Donny Van De Beek of Ajax?

Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Donny van de Beek is of interest to a number of sides, particularly Roma and Milan.}

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09 Dec 2018 22:40:04
Ed001, which striker is the most similar to Gonzalo Higuain in terms of style amongst the upcoming strikers?

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea sorry mate. Not really seen anyone with a weight problem and sluggish but still manages to rack up hundreds of goals.}

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10 Dec 2018 13:21:24
Haha. Good banter.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

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10 Dec 2018 19:18:10
Haha made me chuckle.

{Ed001's Note - glad to hear that, though it is true, he does suffer with weight issues and has the same dietician as Lewandowski to try and combat it. I think it is Lewa's gf, but they might be married.}

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15 Dec 2018 10:28:24
So you are not a fan of Higuain then ed1 ha?

{Ed001's Note - I would be if he could stay in shape. In shape he is a fantastic player, but he is constantly overweight and struggling with it and his form.}

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18 Dec 2018 13:49:07
I am not a fan of his personally ed1. I think he either chokes under pressure or is probably cursed. But I am symphathetic towards him. The lad is basically held responsible for Messi (and Argentina) not winning any trophies.
I think Higuain and Cavani are two top strikers who are quite likely to miss important chances in important moments, big games but they sometimes re ieve unfair criticism too.

{Ed001's Note - they are certainly not the reasons Argentina win nothing. The fact that they have been badly managed and have a complete lack of teamwork is the issue!}

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09 Dec 2018 02:02:47
Ed 2ho is intereted in ciro immobile.

{Ed002's Note - No one. Milan enquired in the summer and he signed a new contract.}

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05 Dec 2018 03:50:01
Ed is anyone interested in immobile.

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05 Dec 2018 11:29:01
Isn't that United's midfield?

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05 Dec 2018 14:48:30
Haha, good one.

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04 Dec 2018 18:04:43
Hi Ed002, what happened in Milan concerning an english club, recently? we can remain criptic.

{Ed002's Note - Everything that happened in Milan last week is unimportant.}

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04 Dec 2018 21:30:35
thanks Ed.

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01 Dec 2018 13:26:11
Hi Ed, hope you are well. I was wondering if you have any info on Nicolo Barella?

He's been brilliant in Serie A this season and has broken into the Italy squad. I would imagine Cagliari will look for a high fee for him but he looks like a player who will soon be considered among the best midfielders in the world.

Do you see anything happening in January or more likely next summer? I'd imagine Juve will be interested as they usually are in the best Italian players.

Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Nicolo Barella has been of interest to a number of sides including Napoli, Liverpool, Spurs, Inter, Roma, Lyon, Milan and Juventus. He is being priced at the very top end of his market value, and during discussions between his representative and another English side in the summer Barella's representative made it clear that he wants to be a starter and ideally wants to stay in Italy - but for the right deal would leave Italy if given assurances about his International future. Both Spurs and Liverpool continue to watch him - although Liverpool do not currently have space for him. Monchi has preferred targets and will only turn to him if he fails with others for Roma. He is also a fall back position for Milan, and probably Napoli. My expectation is that he will move to the head of the list of targets for Inter and Juvents, who consider him over priced, will likely fight Inter for his signature as they start to search for younger players who are headed for a good future. Spurs might just try and get a deal done but he will be seen as high risk.}

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01 Dec 2018 14:35:12
Thanks for the reply ed. What are your thoughts on him as a player? Do you think he will go on to be one of the best around?

{Ed002's Note - All I can say is he is very well thought of and he is being seen as a potential national captain.}

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24 Nov 2018 14:56:52
Ed who is interested in skrinar thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine. This is getting really tiresome.}

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22 Nov 2018 21:42:00
ed who is interested in cengiz under and are roma looking to sell thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Roma would like a new contract but are opne to a sale at the right price. Spurs and Arsenal have an interest but I expect Spurs can be discounted. Under is also on a list of four options for the two RW required by Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund see himn as one of the possible Pulisic replacements.}

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22 Nov 2018 23:39:54
Where are the more likely destinations for pulisic?

{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer “likely” questions and I have provided an exhaustive answer about Pulisic that can be found by searching.}

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22 Nov 2018 23:59:53
ed can i ask who our the other 3 bayern rw options? thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Done to death. I cannot keep answering the same questions over and over. Try reading the posts or searching.}

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21 Nov 2018 02:21:55
Ed who is interested in isco and are madrid looking/ willing to sell? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester City and yes.}

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21 Nov 2018 02:21:55
Ed who is interested in isco and are madrid looking/ willing to sell? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester City and yes.}

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17 Nov 2018 12:02:09
Ed002, who is interested in Elseid Hysaj and are Napoli looking to sell?
Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Napoli has no interest in selling him.}

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31 Oct 2018 04:00:31
Ed reports saying that Suso has a €38m release clause for foreign clubs. Is this true? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - No, any release clauses would be in local funds, not £.}

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31 Oct 2018 13:04:26
Ed so is there any rrlease clause?

{Ed002's Note - Not right now.}

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31 Oct 2018 13:49:10
Thanks ed, any chance they'll sell in january? Does Paqueta coming effect him?

{Ed002's Note - I cannot sensibly answer questions about the timings of transfers. I have previously answered about Paqueta.}

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02 Nov 2018 08:50:54
Ed, does Suso's release clause re-activates next summer?
Cause I remember a similar situation with Maurizio Sarri's release clause which activates only for a month or so each summer?

{Ed002's Note - There is no "release" clause.}

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30 Oct 2018 05:48:35
Hi ed

Could I trouble you for any info regarding interest in Kalidou Koulibaly

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - If Kalidou Koulibaly were available there would be plenty of interest but he is not for sale, the player is happy, Napoli gave him a new contract when approached at the end of the summer about him and he would likely be priced out of a moved.}

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28 Oct 2018 22:59:24
ed who are milans targets and who are they looking to sell thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I don’t have the time to do this.}

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27 Oct 2018 10:31:04
Ed002, who are Juventus' targets and which players are they looking to sell?
Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Juventus are looking at quite a significant step forward over the next couple of years and will be looking at high-end younger players they can integrate in to the first team.
They have been scouting a number of players and have some clear targets but know ot wll be difficult:
Marcelo (LB) if a cheap deal can be agreed Ronaldo will have a little friend to play with - Juventus would only want him until they offload Ronaldo (probably in 2020 they think)Rúben Dias (CB) held a discussion with the player's agent
Benjamin Pavard (CB)
Matthijs de Ligt (CB) Benatia replacement also wanted by Barcelona - but Juventus are again working hard on a deal
Nikola Milenkovic (CB) seen as another option to replace Benatia
Presnel Kimpembe (CB) - emerging interest
Sandro Tonali (DM) Juventus would like to take Tonali as they do not have, nor normally play with, an out and out DM
One of Paul Pogba (CM), Marco Verratti (CM) or Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CM) is seen as the real coup:
Marco Verratti (CM) - PSG want to keep him and will try and price him out of a move to Juventus or Milan - interest from Spain has gone but Leonardo will push, Mino may want to negotiate his way in to a stronger position
Paul Pogba (CM) - it is difficult purely from the financial perspective but Juventus are working with Mino to see if something can be done - but ideally Mino wants Spain for Pogba
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CM) will likely be priced out of a move unless Juventus can be creative
Nicolo Barella (CM) - consider him over priced but could return
Aaron Ramsey (CM)
Phil Foden (CM)
Piotr Zielinski (CM) could end up providing cover only so a move seems unlikely
Federico Chiesa (RW/F) - unlikely whilst the focus is on a CM
Anthony Martial (LW/F) - probably over valued but there is interest
Leroy Sane (LW/AM) - expect pressure to be put on for a move
James Rodriguez (AM/W)
Gabriel Jesus (S) - looking to the future
Marcus Rashford (F) - there is interest
Timo Werner (S) will challenge other interested sides as a Mario Mandzukic replacement

They have plenty of players who can be available:

Alex Sandro (LB) if a cheap deal can be done for Marcelo Juve will look to a significant fee for Sandro
Luca Marrone (CB)
Mehdi Benatia (CB) wanted back at Marseille and open to a return
Danielle Rugani (CB) - Chelsea would like to take Rugani or Caldara but Juve would want Pavard which is unlikely
Miralem Pjanic (CM) - a way to raise the money to buy Pogba, Verratti or Milinkovic-Savic
Stefano Sturaro (CM)
Sami Khedira (CM) could be allowed to leave if the right offer comes
Stefano Beltrame (AM)
Douglas Costa (RW) - a way to raise the money to buy Pogba, Verratti or Milinkovic-Savic
Marko Pjaca (LW)
Paulo Dybala (F/AM) - a way to raise the money to buy Pogba, Verratti or Milinkovic-Savic but will try and keep him
Ronaldo (F) will look to selling in 2020 when they see they will have had the best out of him that they can get
Eric Lanini (S)
Mario Mandzukic (S)
Gonzalo Higuaín (S) Milan has an option to buy

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29 Oct 2018 05:15:59
I know you get this a lot, but immense thanks for giving such a detailed reply. The effort is simply unmatchable.

Two quick questions, Ed002:

1) Could this be Barzagli's final season for Juventus?

2) Who do you think Juventus should sell to raise money?
Personally, I think it should be Dybala since he doesn't fit into the system while guys like Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro and Pjanic do.

{Ed002's Note - (1) Yes, but he will be retiring not moving to another club. (2) Costa is nothing but a problem and is available to allow the club to profit. Sandro has repeatedly looked for a move and has messed the club about. Pjanic may well stay.}

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29 Oct 2018 09:16:08
Thanks Ed002.

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13 Nov 2018 10:17:42
In your opinion Ed where would Ronaldo go from Juve? Or would he retire from there?

Also if he was still fit and firing the goals in could the plan be reconsidered?

Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - USA - Inter Miami have plans to mix big names with players from particular countries and younger unknowns who are seen to have a future. Else his preferred LA Galaxy.}

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27 Oct 2018 20:18:29
Hi Ed2, you mentioned an announcement or news about some Serie A teams on the 25th, I can’t seem to find any details of said announcement, did it occur? and are you able to fill us in, please?

{Ed002's Note - Juventus announced just about all of their new board.}

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27 Oct 2018 22:00:39
Thanks, why did they feel the need to change?

{Ed002's Note - Beppe Marotta decided to move on, contracts were up, they want a change of direction.}

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04 Nov 2018 22:05:35
only spotted this now, Thanks Ed.

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26 Oct 2018 09:06:15
Morning ed's I read down the page that Paquetta has his heart set on a move somewhere that was tentatively agreed, would you be able to tell us where? Will be interesting to see where he ends up as he is meant to be some talent thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Paqueta is moving to Milan.}

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25 Oct 2018 03:50:25
Ed002, who is interested in Joao Mario of Inter Milan?

{Ed002's Note - No one which is why they can't sell him. WEst Ham could take him back on loan to cover for an injury.}

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25 Oct 2018 10:15:46
To cover for Yarmolenko's injury, right?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

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21 Oct 2018 21:12:36
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
What are people's thoughts on Milan's Kessie as a player? It's been years since I watched a Milan side regularly but as a 21 year old regular who has played in a variety of positions for them I'm interested in people's views of him.

Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - It is an interesting question and a good one to post here (I appreciate that). Jessie was hyper real early on in his career as the new Essien, due to his physique and his style of play. As is often the case this made it tough for a youngster, but he is a good, solid and dynamic player. Once he hets settled and the comparisons removed he would be a great benefit in many a midfield. Very muched liked in the game.}

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21 Oct 2018 19:44:21
Ed who is interested in icardi? Does he want to leave? Are inter willing to sell him? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - There are five English sides assigned tickets for scouts to attend the derby but Inter will not be looking to sell their captain regardless of interest.}

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21 Oct 2018 20:21:48
Ed what other players are being scouted in the match.

{Ed002's Note - Several.}

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10 Oct 2018 05:15:02
Ed reports in brazil today saying milan agreed fee with flamengo for paqueta, any truth? Would this mean suso likely to leave? As you said before to raise funds they might have to sell him.
Also could they sell romagnoli?
Thanks alot.

{Ed002's Note - (a) Two clubs have been involved in negotiations regarding Lucas Paqueta and the expectation, due to the involvement of a third party, has always been that he would move to mIlan at the end of the Brazilian season - and this has been explained before. I would still expect this to happen. (b) Suso is seen as one of the players who Milan could sell to raise funds for a couple of significant purchases they are planning but ideally they would like to keep hold of him. (c) Alessio Romagnoli has signed a new contract and is a player Milan have no intention of selling, although if a very significant offer were made it would need to be considered.}

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10 Oct 2018 13:16:08
Ed002, are Chelsea the frontrunners for Suso?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about - I am sorry.}

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08 Oct 2018 15:10:47
Ed002, which clubs are interested in Milinkovic-Savic?
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid - but RM interest is drifting elsewhere right now.}

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08 Oct 2018 15:30:20
ed can i ask who madrids interest has gone to?

{Ed002's Note - There is nothing new to say.}

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04 Oct 2018 16:48:56
Hi ed002

I trust you are well.

Is there any interest in Dybala? Especially from Premier League?

Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Dybala is one of the players that would potentially provide a way for Juventus to help raise the money to offset against some of the plans that that they wish to progress, in particular for one real high end midfield player, but he is not top of the list of money raising sales. If he were to come up for sale there would certainly be interest and that interest could extend to the Premier League.}

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05 Oct 2018 07:49:39
Thanks so much for your response Ed002 much appreciated!

May I ask who the high end midfielder is that they are looking at? Paul Pogba I assume?

{Ed002's Note - There are three they are considering Pogba, Verratti and Milinkovic-Savic.}

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05 Oct 2018 18:03:35
Thank you so much Ed002! Much appreciated! Have a great weekend.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}

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03 Oct 2018 00:45:53
Ed who is interested in piatek thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Having only joined Genoa this summer it would be a surprise if he moved too soon but Inter Milan, who missed out on signing Krzysztof Piatek, have made it very clear that they would like to put a deal together for his transfer but there is a major issue to be overcome first.}

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22 Oct 2018 22:21:38
Ed why do inter want him when they have icardi and Martinez? would inter sell martinez?

{Ed002's Note - Inter only have two strikers in the first team squad and want to add a third - whilst one of the loan strikers will return to the squad to be assessed next summer the other who is out on loan is in the process of being sold at the moment and they hope he will be gone by Christmas. They also sold on a couple of young strikers in the summer.}

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29 Sep 2018 21:08:44
Hi ed, is it true marotta will be leaving Juve. And if so, where will he be going? Apparently it is to the Italy FA. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Yes he is leaving his role as CEO next month but I don’t think there would be much likelihood of him joining the Italian FA. He might will stay on in a support role for a while.}

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29 Sep 2018 21:49:50
Thanks for the info as always ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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