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19 Mar 2019 18:14:59
ed who is interested in zaniola and david neres thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona, Chelsea, Juventus, PSG and Real Madrid all have an interest in Zaniolo who wants to stay at Roma - regardless of the efforts of Mino. Borussia Dortmund want to take Neres as a Christian Pulisic replacement whilst Roma and both Milan clubs have shown an interest which has largely drifted away as he is seen as someone who does not contribute enough to the team. Other sides who watched him last season drew largely the same conclusion.}

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19 Mar 2019 17:59:26
Ed001's what are your thoughts on Nainggolan at CAM? He's hit form recently (shocked as I thought he was on the decline based on his lifestyle and performances) .

I've always considered him an all action midfielder who might be able to rival Vidal if not for his lifestyle, but Spalletti seems to prefer him as a 10.

{Ed001's Note - he did play there for a while at Roma and looked really good there but the manager was changed and he was pushed back again. It is the position he seems best suited for, it allows him to put himself about, without leaving a gap where he should be and makes use of his shooting, which is excellent.

By the way, Vidal has a similar lifestyle!}

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19 Mar 2019 18:53:27
Cheers for the reply Ed001, knew Vidal was loose in the off season but no idea that was his regular lifestyle, might be a contributing factor to his injures. What is it with tenacious players and crap lifestyles haha.

{Ed001's Note - I think it is very much the reason for his injuries to be honest.}

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19 Mar 2019 14:41:18
@Ed002,

Is there any interest in Icardi? Particularly from Manchester United?

{Ed002's Note - There is interest from Napoli (very unlikely), Chelsea (very unlikely), Juventus (Dybala might need to be part of any deal), Real Madrid (but they see Mauro Icardi as a fall back postion and are concerned about baggage). Manchester United have no interest.}

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16 Mar 2019 01:43:27
Hi,

What's the situation with Cedric Soares? He's on loan from Soton to Inter at the moment with an option to buy.

Is it pretty much nailed on that he will complete that move in the summer or will he be available?

I think he would be an excellent option for Liverpool as a backup RB which I believe the club are looking for. He was solid at Soton, plays in a way that would suit Klopp and has Prem experience.

Cheers in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Inter Milan intend to buy him for €12M if they know they can sell him on at a profit else he will return to Southampton to be sold. Liverpool has no interest in him.}

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17 Mar 2019 15:16:18
Cheers for the response Ed.

Shame Liverpool have no interest, he seems like he would be a good option at RB for them.

Cheers again.

{Ed002's Note - But he is just a random player - there are lots of others out there as well.}

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14 Mar 2019 12:18:57
Hi Ed.
Once again, I have a question about a Danish player, that hopefully you might answer.
This time, I'm wondering if there's any interest in Joachim Andersen from Sampdoria? I read somewhere that Spurs and Milan were interested?
Also, could you perhaps tell me anything about him as a player, if you know him? I've never had the chance to see him play.
Regardless, have a very nice day!

{Ed002's Note - Spurs have been keen for a long while and Inter have spoken with Sampdoria as they see a potential Skrinier replacement - and Milan are also keen on the Cb.}

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14 Mar 2019 12:18:57
Hi Ed.
Once again, I have a question about a Danish player, that hopefully you might answer.
This time, I'm wondering if there's any interest in Joachim Andersen from Sampdoria? I read somewhere that Spurs and Milan were interested?
Also, could you perhaps tell me anything about him as a player, if you know him? I've never had the chance to see him play.
Regardless, have a very nice day!

{Ed002's Note - Spurs have been keen for a long while and Inter have spoken with Sampdoria as they see a potential Skrinier replacement - and Milan are also keen on the Cb.}

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12 Mar 2019 22:14:10
I tried to put up a post about Monchi the other day but looks like its disappeared. If this was deliberate because you are wanting to steer clear about questions related to coaches/ DOFS then no problem - i'm happy to drop this line of inquiry.
Otherwise I was interested to find out what happened at Roma for Monchi? Some of his transfers were what I would term classic Monchi eg Zaniolo, But others were a bit more miss eg Jarsdorp being signed when he was already under an injury cloud. Was this all his doing or were the higher ups having more say over the transfers than he might have liked.
Plus it looks from the outside that his transfers left the team unbalanced eg an emphasis on attacking midfielders but the defensive side wasnt addressed. Was this due to options not being available and him wanting to address them down the track or was it because someone else was dictating priorities?

{Ed002's Note - I answered it.}

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12 Mar 2019 23:42:04
Sorry mate I found your reply on the one page I didn't check (for some reason it didn't come up when I clicked search)

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12 Mar 2019 17:25:03
ed who is interested in chiesa and will he be sold this summer? thanks.

{Ed002's Note - His asking price would need to drop before there is serious interest from anyone.}

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12 Mar 2019 21:25:13
oh, that's disappointing, ed can i ask who chelsea have lined up to replace hazard if he goes, understand if you don't want to answer thanks alot.

{Ed002's Note - They have not "lined up" anyone to replace Hazard.}

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11 Mar 2019 18:39:34
Hey Ed - anything you can share on Jose's next destination as of yet please?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing more about coaches.}

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04 Mar 2019 21:41:52
Ed 002
If Allegri does leave Juve which club would you expect him to join?
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to get in to that.}

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27 Feb 2019 18:53:04
Hi again ed002.
You mentioned on anther page that allegri may move in tje summer.
Do you know if juve have a new coach lined up for next season?
Who do you see as the top candidates for the juve job if Allegri does leave. ?
Have a good evening.

{Ed002's Note - Zidane or Deschamps}

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27 Feb 2019 20:22:14
Thanks ed. i'd be surprised if deschamps moved before the euro finals but it would be a tough job to turn down
Thanks as always. Ed.

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09 Mar 2019 01:58:33
Hi Ed002, what about Pep Guardiola?

{Ed002's Note - In respect of what?}

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09 Mar 2019 15:25:37
Going to Juve? There's been a few news stories about Pep replacing Allegri.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of that. They are very keen on Zidane.}

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11 Mar 2019 18:38:10
Deschamps it is given today’s news (if Allegri moves on)

{Ed002's Note - These were candidates. I think if everything is going to be misinterpreted I will avoid dealing with coaches.}

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20 Feb 2019 21:08:20
Hi Ed 002. Hope all is good and that you are not travelling too much.
Can i aak about icardi at inter? What did you think will happen, will he move to a new club In the summer?
His wife seems to create a bit of a circus around him and will that put potential clubs off. No suitors will want that sort of baggage.

{Ed002's Note - Right now there is no interest from Spain and it has been a struggle for England and Italy to find a reasonable solution going forward.}

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21 Feb 2019 16:20:10
Cheers ed.

{Ed002's Note - The only way it will work is for Real Madrid to look to him if they cannot get others, Napoli to find funds and horse trade, Juventus to include Dybala in a deal or an English side to make a decision which they have not done yet.}

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14 Feb 2019 06:20:27
Who’s currently interested in Dybala Ed002? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Real Madrid and there have been talks about a player/cash deal. Manchester United interest went with JM and Manchester City seem to have decided he is not for them.}

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16 Feb 2019 04:22:55
Ed is the player Isco or marcelo? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Neither - it is unimportant.}

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16 Feb 2019 18:43:54
I’d have guessed it was James Dazza.

{Ed002's Note - And you would have been correct.}

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29 Jan 2019 23:10:12
Ed 002
Could you explain the deal that took Higuain to Chelsea?
Did Milan benefit from the transaction or was it just a question of Chelsea taking over the existing agreement with Juve?
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - No, agreement was reached with Milan and Chelsea do not have the same agreement with Juve. Juve are open to an exchange for Chelsea player and that may come in to play in the summer.}

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30 Jan 2019 18:07:10
Very interesting as always Ed 002.
Many thanks.

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31 Jan 2019 03:25:03
ed is that possible exchange rogerio for emerson? thanks.

{Ed002's Note - What do you think?}

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31 Jan 2019 10:54:29
take that as a no, can you say which player ed?

{Ed002's Note - No, there has been more grief on the Chelsea site so there will be nothing more.}

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03 Feb 2019 16:52:12
It's probably Christensen they want.

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25 Jan 2019 12:42:17
Ed001, are Rabiot and Barella similar in terms of playing style? What are their main positions?
I have heard that they can both play as B2B as well as registas.

{Ed001's Note - I am not 100% sure about Barella, not seen enough to be sure but Rabiot is best as a box-to-box midfielder. He breaks up play, gets forward and gets back as well. Limit him to a smaller role and you will not get the best from him.}

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25 Jan 2019 17:47:53
So, Rabiot is a bit similar to Kante?

{Ed001's Note - not as good at breaking up play, he doesn't have quite as much energy, but on a similar level on the ball.}

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25 Jan 2019 18:17:18
Thanks, Ed001. Have a great weekend!

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}

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11 Jan 2019 15:10:35
Hey Ed002, Do you happen to know how Paquetá's arrival impacts the financial situation at Milan? is it a well structured deal? and did Kaka's new role have any influence on the transfer?

Regardless, I think its a great buy for them.

{Ed002's Note - The agreement for Lucas Paqueta was €5 million when he signed the contract, €15 million in January 2019, €10m in July 2019 and €5m in January 2020. It does not make any difference in real terms but by June 30 this they need committed sales to meet FFP and by June 30, 2021 they need to be clear of any third party funding altogether.}

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10 Jan 2019 18:21:52
Ed002, is there any interest in Ghoulam? If so, by whom and is he likely to be sold?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

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03 Jan 2019 16:33:40
Hi Ed002. Thanks very much for the recent 2 podcasts. Very great insight and information.

You mentioned Sandro Tonali a few times, do you know if he has any concrete offers made or is it just interest from various teams?

Thanks as always.

{Ed002's Note - I am aware of three sides who have held discussions with Brescia in recent weeks to see if something can be done in January.}

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03 Jan 2019 16:41:45
Thanks.

Hope you don't mind me asking but who are the 3 sides if your willing to reveal.

{Ed002's Note - Inter, Julve and an English side but he will stay in Italy.}

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03 Jan 2019 16:51:27
That's brilliant

Thanks Ed002 as always.

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03 Jan 2019 13:12:26
Hi Eds,

Any updates on the Koulibaly situation? I understand Napoli have said they will sell him in the summer should an acceptable offer be received. Do you know of any clubs who may look to make such an offer?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed - clubs see the asking price as far too high.}

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29 Dec 2018 16:29:37
Ed whos interested in hamed traore from empoli thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Inter and Juve.}

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25 Dec 2018 11:45:06
Looks like Milan may not take the option of making Huguain deal permanent. Is there any interest within Italy or even outside? If yes, could it be done as early as January?
Personally do you rate Gonzalo Huguain because IMO especially with Argentina national team, he either crumble under pressure or is cursed in the big games like in finals. Imo he caused Argentina world Cup in Brazil with multiple chances squandered in the final.
Enjoy the Christmas and the hols.

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20 Dec 2018 23:08:48
Hi ed002.
Can you confirm if inter milan need to sell player to raise funds to be ffp compliant in the jan window and if so what players are they open to moving on?
There has been talk of icardi perhaps moving to spain?
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - The FFP year is July 1 to June 30 and so the windows are not directly relevant. A commitment to a sale and a buyer in hand by June 30 is what is required. Regardless, they have already agreed one January signing and they will need to balance the books for the three year window.}

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21 Dec 2018 18:52:49
Ok thanks.
Merry Christmas.

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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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