La Liga soccer rumours

 

Use our rumours form to send us european soccer transfer rumours.

(single word yields best result)

Our crypto currency talk site

This page last updated: 20:02:45

04 Jan 2022 09:48:24
Ed002 is it possible to get a list of ins/outs for barcelona thanks

{Ed002's Note - They have a large number of players available and are interested in a lot as well - I can answer specific questions.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

06 Jan 2022 14:33:09
Ed002 can i ask about dest and de jong thanks

{Ed002's Note - What do you expect to be different from what has been included oin the Chelsea page. I will reanswer here as you are again chasing me from page to page but will delete everything from the Chelsea page.

Sergino Dest (RB/RWB/LB) Barcelona need to raise funds and free up wages and will look to Moussa Wague to step in and will let Dest leave in January given they have cover in Alves and plan a summer addition. Roma will likely give up on preferred option Dalot and turn to Dest. Prior interest of Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich has gone and an approach to Chelsea has resulted in a sharp intake of breath over the asking price, but they could be interested if a lower price could be agreed - but that would also spark further interest from Munich and possibly others. Barcelona would be willing to offer him in part exchange for any of the Chelsea players they are keen on. Monaco offer an option and are happy to include Djibril Sidibe as part of a deal for Dest, however Barcelona's preference for Dest replacement remains Mazraoui. Dest may refuse a move. Versatility makes it a possibility and Barcelona may have a creative plan to snag a player from Chelsea in the summer and some cash for an immediate move.

Frenkie de Jong (CM/DM) Tolisso upgrade for Bayern Munich but Barcelona don't want to sell although if a significant offer (perhaps €90M) were made their financial situation would mean they would have to consider it. During discussions between Barcelona and Chelsea, options for a number of players were discussed but Chelsea do not again want protracted negotiations which led nowhere over another player in the summer and they have a preferred option. Manchester City may provide another solution.

Agree0 Disagree0

28 Dec 2021 17:43:48
Amy interest in Mæhle? And Can I ask if Chelsea are interested in him?

{Ed002's Note - No, Chelsea has no interest.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

29 Dec 2021 10:34:58
Thanks for your reply :)

Agree0 Disagree0

16 Dec 2021 20:21:36
HiEd002

Any interest in Gareth Bale? Do you think he will return to the premier league?

Thanks

{Ed002's Note - He’ll see his contract out in the summer and will take perhaps a few months off club football and see how he stands with the MLS in early 2023.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

16 Dec 2021 22:44:42
Thanks for the reply

Agree0 Disagree0

17 Dec 2021 00:49:12
Any reason why he wants to take a break, Ed?

{Ed002's Note - He will want to see what offers there are.}

Agree0 Disagree0

08 Jan 2022 19:06:55
To be fair there are great golf courses over in the U.S. Suit him down to the ground.

Agree0 Disagree0

09 Dec 2021 13:34:22
Ed002, what is the current situation at Barcelona with regards to Frenkie De Jong?

Lots of rumours he could be sold, several suggesting he is one of the few Barcelona want keep and consider not for sale.

Obviously Barcelona need to rebuild, and are in a tricky financial position meaning they will likely have to raise funds to buy players.

Obviously as a United fan I'm interested in the links between De Jong and United. Although personally I'd have thought Ralf Rangnick would want to work with the players he has before drawing up any potential options for improvements.

{Ed002's Note - Frenkie de Jong (CM) Tolisso upgrade for Bayern Munich but Barcelona don't want to sell - although if a significant offer were made their financial situation would mean they would have to consider it. Bayern however may have other ideas. Manchester City may provide a solution but he is not first choice. Discussions about other players from both sides with Chelsea have not seen De Jong mentioned which means Barcelona will not be looking to an early sale and others will leave first. Manchester United has other midfield targets and it is difficult to see how the player could be persuaded to join even if there were interest.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

03 Nov 2021 15:05:49
Hi Ed. Got a question regarding Vinicius Junior, on the back of one of your replies on the Chelsea site (but considering it's about a Madrid player I figured it would be more appropriate on here).

You said that all wingers at Madrid are potentially available for a transfer. Vinicius has started this season very well, finally adding end product to his overall game. Have any clubs this past summer (or the past few weeks) shown an interest in taking him from Madrid?

{Ed002's Note - There is no current interest in him and much will now depend on other sales and incomings in the summer.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

04 Nov 2021 08:27:15
Thank you, Ed. Have a nice day :)

{Ed002's Note - And you.}

Agree0 Disagree0

27 Oct 2021 23:48:58
Hi eds,

Who is Barcelona looking at now that koeman has been sacked?

{Ed002's Note - Pep Guardiola (C) Laporta would like to take Guardiola back and add Mbappe or Haaland next summer. I understand that Laporta has already spoken with Guardiola and his brother. It has been suggested that Guardiola would look to replace Luis Enrique after the 2022 World Cup. Barcelona will push when Koeman leaves but I suspect one phone call will end chances of it happening.
Joachim Loew (C) Will be in no rush to take on a club job just yet but number two to Gaurdiola on Barcelona's list. Very unlikely.
Roberto Martinez (C) has some support from the board. But there is an equal group against him.
Xavi Hernandez (C) The fans solution but lack of European experience will be an issue - too high risk and should continue in Qatar for a year or two more else Barcelona could need to make another change soon. But the likely solution - and a likely mistake.
Julian Nagelsmann (C) On the list but certainly won't be happening.
Antonio Conte (C) A safe option but personalities may clash - and the lack of funds will make life difficult. Very unlikely.
Albert Capellas (C) Would be seen as a bit of an wildcard - but don't lose sight of him as he will be more open to working with the youngsters.
Marcelo Gallardo (C) I doubt it right now - he has previously turned down the Barcelona job on more than one occasion but he would be on the list for them again - but they would likely get the same answer.
Eric ten Hag (C) If he were approached he would likely not be interested.
Domenec Torrent (C) lots of knowledge of the club and no longer tied to Guardiola - but would be high risk. Another wildcard.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

01 Nov 2021 23:47:50
Ed2. In your opinion would Guardiola leave City for a Barcelona team in transition? From that outside looking in it strikes me as an odd move to make.

{Ed002's Note - Laporte wants it but as I explained Guardiola will not want to make that move.}

Agree0 Disagree0

22 Oct 2021 13:17:53
Hi Ed002, Raheem Sterling has made it clear that he would perhaps be looking for a new challenge away from Man City.

Are any clubs interested in potentially signing him and what would Man City want to recoup from the player sale?

{Ed002's Note - Raheem Sterling (W) At the right price his sale will help the start of a rebuild. He will be available for perhaps £60-70M. Could be one of the players offered to Spurs for Kane or Barcelona if any part exchange is possible. Else he will have to settle for a new contract.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

25 Aug 2021 00:18:00
Ed you said that the plan for Real Madrid is for them to sign Mbappe this season and Haaland next season. now that benzema has sign new contract, do the plan with Haaland remain? or is it completely unrelated? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - It is unrelated.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

15 Aug 2021 20:18:50
Hi Ed002

I’m sure a read a while ago that you said MU where talking to Atletico Madrid in regards to Saul. I’m not after blow by blow updates, I was just wondering if they’re still talking or has the interest moved on.

Much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - Saul Niguez (CM) Nobody will pay his release clause, but Atletico could look to a high fee for a player who has a contract that runs for years in order to get his €300k weekly wage off the books. He was Bayern Munich's first choice to add for midfield but Bayern see his cash price at €60M (or €75M on terms) and wages of €300k as too high and will turn elsewhere. He is being offered to the usual suspects who have money – Barcelona (who would need to include players in a deal - and offered Griezmann but Atletico saw his wages as too high), Manchester United (who would probably need to offload Pogba), Juventus, Manchester City, PSG, Chelsea as a potential Kovacic replacement - many of which are looking to add a player in his position, but his wages are a major issue for most. Atletico have effectively signed his replacement in de Paul but may make other midfield changes as well. I am not aware of any bid from Liverpool to Atletico at this time, but he would be an excellent choice, but a lot more expensive than other options which could rule him out. Atletico have said that there have been further discussions with Barcelona but they would prefer the cash to having any players involved in a deal. Other clubs could become more involved if players are sold, Pogba for instance.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

08 Aug 2021 22:18:21
Hi Ed002, do you expect Moriba of Barcelona to move this summer and can you tell us where there is interest in him?

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea are interested and will look to buy him.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

08 Aug 2021 22:35:01
Well that's wildly disappointing. Thanks for the response!

Agree0 Disagree0

07 Aug 2021 11:18:59
Hey Ed,
I have quick question on finance of transfers.

So if/ when Lukaku joins Chelsea, do Inter keep thier phased payments schedule with Man Utd or would they have to clear the remaining debt owed in a single payment?

Appreciate this might be contract specific but any insights would really appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - They will continue to pay in line with their contract.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

07 Aug 2021 16:46:28
Thanks ed, I wasn't sure if they'd need to pay off the outstanding balance after the player is sold.

{Ed002's Note - No, they have a contractual agreement which still stands.}

Agree0 Disagree0

06 Aug 2021 13:57:33
Good afternoon Ed002; wishing you a good day. Please Ed when you have time can you help explain in details-

A) The reason why Messi and Barcelona could not reach an agreement.

B) What Laporta means by Barcelona not having enough salary margin from his words below.

BELOW ARE THE WORDS OF LAPORTA:
"It's over, despite reaching an agreement with the player, the deal could not be formalised. We don't have enough salary margin and LaLiga is not flexible in terms of extending that limit. "

Ed, I know I could be asking much but please help your guy.

{Ed002's Note - (a) They did reach agreement but La Liga rules are clear and Barcelona need to make reductions in salary costs to meet the annual cap - and that means moving on high earning players. (b) He means that Barcelona are not able to spend huge amounts of money on wages and cannot sign him on the terms that were agreed. They are selling players to reduce wages. Other clubs have the same issue - Atletico for example.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

06 Aug 2021 14:23:49
Thank you.

Agree0 Disagree0

06 Aug 2021 15:45:52
Ed002 if Messi signs for PSG I would not think he would take the pay cut he was going to at Barcelona. with the signings all ready made by PSG how would they stay in the FFP bracket. Is the french league not having big financial problems. If he does sign they must have the biggest wage bill of any team in world sport.

{Ed002's Note - The French League has suffered far worse than other leagues. PSG do not have an FFP issue and they have players moving on. They will be discussing his demands and putting some sort of deal on the table very soon.}

Agree0 Disagree0

07 Aug 2021 16:50:25
Barca wanted to pay 2 years salary across 5 years to meet league rules and La Liga said no.

La Liga have massively devalued their League.

La Liga is in decline and EPL looks so strong comparatively to rest of Europe. You can see why the ESL was so important.

Agree0 Disagree0

08 Aug 2021 12:21:15
Maybe I'm missing something.

Messi is crying in a press conference and it appears that this is bigger than football for him.

So why not just sign a considerably smaller contract.

Tom Brady did this for years to ensure that his team could invest elsewhere.

Not a criticism, it just seems like money shouldn't be an issue in this situation.

Maybe I'm missing the point, if the pooint is not his wages.

{Ed002's Note - It is a Barcelona wage issue, not just a Messi wage issue. This is why they need to move Griezmann on aswell.}

Agree0 Disagree0

05 Aug 2021 19:11:40
With Messi leaving Barcelona which teams are interested in the player and would be in a position to take him?

Thanks in advance, rather shocked tbh. Wasn't expecting that!

{Ed002's Note - {Ed002's Note - Lionel Messi (F) The plan was to leave in the summer although a new contract might be possible, but he would need to take a significant cut in wages. In terms of clubs who could potentially put a suitable package together, there would only likely be Manchester City (who could have used Gabriel Jesus and Eric Garcia in exchange last summer but didn't want plans disrupted) can be probably be discounted as they turn their attention elsewhere because of the costs, Juventus (who can also certainly be discounted as they are working to a fixed plan for other targets), PSG (who could have looked to use Neymar in a deal last summer - but Neymar is no longer in the plans of Barcelona, but they could end up being the only viable option - but also have other plans) and Inter Milan (who had the chance to offer Lautaro Martinez in any transaction and Javier Zanetti could yet look to sell the project and tax laws which would keep the cost to the club to lower than competitors). Other sides who are financially in a position to take him (Bayern Munich, Chelsea etc.) have other plans and see the costs as obscene. He will have no interest in playing in China or the Middle East. My expectation was that Messi would stay another year or two to play with Aguero at Barcelona. One day perhaps a season at Inter Miami, Boca or Newell's OB before retirement. If he left, PSG or possibly Manchester City appear the only fits in Europe.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

04 Aug 2021 22:53:10
Hi Ed02,

If your not too busy, do you see Saul moving from Athletico this season as you've said might happen, and is there anyone currently in talks with Athletico with regard this player? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Done to death.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

02 Aug 2021 11:35:52
Hi Ed002,

Lots of rumours circulating that Madrid are very much serious about taking Mbappe this summer and are currently negotiating with PSG over his potential signing.

Doesn't sound too feasible to me, however I'm aware you've said they are definitely interested in signing him this summer. Is there any updates regarding this and could we see Madrid pay the money to bring him in?

{Ed002's Note - I have explained for the past year that this is the plan. They want Mbappe this summer and Haaland next summer. I am not sure what sort of updates you are expecting.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

02 Aug 2021 12:34:25
Was just wondering whether Real Madrid would have to tailor their expectations of Mbappe coming in due to CV.

I assumed that the financial impact on the Spanish giants would hinder any sort of huge move such as that until at least the following season.

I suppose I'm asking do Real have the financial capacity to make the move a reality or would you think it unlikely?

{Ed002's Note - Real Madrid have addressed their issue over savings already.}

Agree0 Disagree0

29 Jul 2021 22:45:16
ED002,

What options are available for Coutinho?

{Ed002's Note - Philippe Coutinho (AM/CM) available in the summer and actively being offered around to English and German sides - but the clubs approached like Arsenal, Spurs and Everton have preferred options and would only look to him if those options dried up and if a loan to buy option were available but Barcelona want cash. Kia has also spoken with Liverpool and Leicester but there is a clear lack of declared interest in the player. A slightly complicated deal was being looked at with Marseille but that went nowhere. Italy may provide an option on loan but that won't suit Barcelona. If he will take a reduction in wages he will stay another year.}

Believable1 Unbelievable0

07 Aug 2021 19:09:59
Thansk ED002.

Agree0 Disagree0

27 Jul 2021 19:58:54
Hi Eds,

Just wondered if you could provide any transfer updates/ interest in Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos please?

Thanks again for your hardwork.

{Ed002's Note - There is nothing of note.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

27 Jul 2021 21:29:16
Thank you eds2, have a great evening.

Agree0 Disagree0

17 Jul 2021 10:33:50
Hello Ed
Is there anything new need on Varane does it look like he moves? I see interest from England and perhaps Paris as we just signed his friend Ramos. Any of these are options?

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United will push to complete a deal. PSG will have stepped away, Chelsea seem less likely, Real Madrid will offer a new contract.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

17 Jul 2021 11:34:26
Okay thanks so much Ed. Could be a great player for somebody.

Agree0 Disagree0

17 Jul 2021 11:34:26
Okay thanks so much Ed. Could be a great player for somebody.

Agree0 Disagree0

26 Jul 2021 17:33:45
If he and Ramos both leave in one window that’s quite a change for Madrid - do you know who they have lined up Ed’s?

{Ed002's Note - They have added Alaba and now will not sell Eder Militao which means they will save on buying Torres or Kounde but they are included in the clubs interested in a number of promising youngsters like Benoit Badiashile and Melayro Bogarde (although he is no longer available).

Agree0 Disagree0

10 Jul 2021 21:28:17
Hi Ed, do you have any insight on Saul? I hear Liverpool are interested in him.

{Ed002's Note - Saul Niguez (CM) Nobody will pay his release clause but Atletico could look to a very high fee for a player who has a contract that runs for years in order to get his €300k weekly wage off the books. Bayern Munich's first choice to add for midfield and his agent has spoken with several sides as Atletico want to make very significant savings on salaries and could be forced in to a corner by the player and his agent. But Bayern see his cash price at €60M (or €75M on terms) and wages of €300k as too high and will want to negotiate - they will almost certainly turn elsewhere. Barcelona have an interest but would need Atletico to take players in exchange. He is being offered to the usual suspects who have money - Manchester United (who would need to offload Pogba), Juventus, Manchester City, PSG, Chelsea as a Kovacic replacement - many of which are looking to add a player in his position but his wages are a major issue for most. Atletico have signed his replacement. I am not aware of any direct approach from Liverpool to his club at this time but they have spoken with his representatives. He would be an excellent choice for Liverpool but a lot more expensive than other options.}

Believable1 Unbelievable0

11 Jul 2021 00:59:02
Thank you very much.

Agree0 Disagree0

06 Jul 2021 08:51:39
Hi ED002,


I read an article that said Barcelona couldn't register Aguero, Depay and Garcia as they have exceeded their wage limit is this true?

{Ed002's Note - It will be fine and is a common issue that is resolved as players leave and several have already.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

06 Jul 2021 08:57:50
Thanks ED002,

With Messi, as his contract has expired, will he still receive a wage from the club or does it automatically stops upon expiration?

{Ed002's Note - He is not contracted to the club so his income is limited to endorsements at the moment. It will resume when he re-signs or moves elsewhere.}

Agree0 Disagree0

06 Jul 2021 10:55:09
Thanks ED002.

Agree0 Disagree0

01 Jul 2021 15:23:11
Hi ed002, if you’re not too busy I was wondering if there is any interest in Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad? Thanks in advanced for any information.

{Ed002's Note - Alexander Isak (S) Michael Zorc wants to take him back from Real Sociedad regardless of any different wishes of the coach at Borussia Dortmund. Barcelona see him as a possible addition. Manchester City have a desire to add the player as a squad member but not as a Aguero replacement. Chelsea have considered him as a Tammy Abraham replacement but consider the asking price high. Manchester United have watched the player but are less attractive as a destination. Arsenal see him as an option to their preferred Lacazette replacements but the price is a concern. Real Madrid are keen. Real Sociedad have financial woes and may take the opportunity to profit but ideally want to remove the buy back clause and keep him another year - and if a fee can be agreed with Dortmund for say, €10M, then this will happen and everyone will be happy. They will seek the full €70M termination fee in cash from sides other than Borussia Dortmund but will likely not get takers at that price allowing them to keep him another year.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

30 Jun 2021 23:40:50
Hi Ed's, I gave it a search but didn't see much recent about Coutinhos future. Is he still in Barcelona plans or is there interest in him?

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona intend to move Philippe Coutinho on this summer. His agent is speaking with sides about options.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

18 Jun 2021 17:51:52
Hi eds,

Do you know what teams are in for Sergio Ramos? I'm assuming PSG would be at the front of the queue.

Thanks!

{Ed002's Note - Sergio Ramos (CB) PSG wanted a January agreement to take him as a Free Agent in the summer but the player is apparently reluctant to commit just yet. Real Madrid wanted to extend his contract but want to reduce the package he currently gets to help their quest to cut costs - if that gap can somehow be resolved it was the most likely solution but he is intent on stepping away. Interest from both the Far East and the Middle East is not attractive for the player. Milan offer a potential option because of tax advantages in Italy - but they have added Fikayo Tomori at a far lower cost and it is likely the second CB they are looking for will be younger. Ideally a return to Seville to end his career but perhaps a year too early. Italian sides have a financial advantage but Milan enquired PSG may just provide an option but I doubt the main protagonists in the Premier League will be interested in what will be an expensive, starting option - and they have other targets. A real wildcard would be Inter Miami but it makes little or no sense.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

01 Jun 2021 13:19:39
Hi Eddo2, is there any interest in Frenkie de Jong? tks.

{Ed002's Note - No.}

Believable0 Unbelievable0

31 May 2021 16:35:44
Ed002.
Can I enquire on athletico Madrid please?
4 players in particular. Is there any interest in saul. Felix. Oblak and trippier .
Are the club open to selling any of the above and furthermore to you know of the players would be open to a move away?
Secondly do you know who AM are looking to bring in player wise for next season?

{Ed002's Note - Saul Niguez (CM) Bayern Munich's first choice to add for midfield and his agent has spoken with Bayern, an Italian side and an English side as Atletico want to make very significant savings on salaries and could be forced in to a corner by the player and his agent. Nobody will pay his release clause but Atletico could look to a very high fee for a player who has a contract that runs for years in order to get his €300k off the books.
Joao Felix (AM) An approach for him from Barcelona was rejected as AM are selling a similar player.

Believable0 Unbelievable0

31 May 2021 22:34:07
{Ed002's Note - Saul Niguez (CM) Bayern Munich's first choice to add for midfield and his agent has spoken with Bayern, an Italian side and an English side as Atletico want to make very significant savings on salaries and could be forced in to a corner by the player and his agent. Nobody will pay his release clause but Atletico could look to a very high fee for a player who has a contract that runs for years in order to get his €300k off the books.
Joao Felix (AM) An approach for him from Barcelona was rejected as AM are selling a similar player.
{Ed002's Note - Saul Niguez (CM) Bayern Munich's first choice to add for midfield and his agent has spoken with Bayern, an Italian side and an English side as Atletico want to make very significant savings on salaries and could be forced in to a corner by the player and his agent. Nobody will pay his release clause but Atletico could look to a very high fee for a player who has a contract that runs for years in order to get his €300k off the books.
Joao Felix (AM) An approach for him from Barcelona was rejected as AM are selling a similar player.
Keiran Trippier (RB) Atletico will sell. They are likely hoping for Everton interest.}

Agree0 Disagree0

01 Jun 2021 14:17:11
Thank you ed002. Nothing on oblak?

{Ed002's Note - Jan Oblak (G) PSG will offer an option if available.}

Agree0 Disagree0

02 Jun 2021 13:31:38
Cheers. Have a good day.

Agree0 Disagree0

03 Jun 2021 14:10:38
Hi ed002 - regarding Saul who is the team from England that has spoken with his agent recently? Does he still remain first choice for Bayern with some rumours of interest in Neuhaus from them also?

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United but they don't have the space. Bayern Munich want Saul but see the price as too high.}

Agree0 Disagree0

03 Jun 2021 17:53:34
Hi Ed, seeing rumors that CFC and PSG have an interest in Saul. Would he be a player CFC would add with the current crowded midfield?

Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - Someone is teasing you about him Matt.}

Agree0 Disagree0


Mobile version of this site: La Liga Soccer Rumours Mobile

 
Log In or Register to post

User
Pass
Remember me

Forgot Pass