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03 May 2024 23:09:12
Any truth that Atletico are considering selling Oblak this summer ed002? Many thanks :)

{Ed002's Note - Jan Oblak (G) Not for sale but Bayern could look to his release clause - but doubtful as they have another target. Has already turned down an offer from the Middle East.}

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13 Mar 2024 10:50:39
Ed 002, With Xavi leaving Barca at the end of the season. Is there any interest in him from elsewhere?

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware but he will have options in the Middle East.}

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27 Jan 2024 12:11:41
Ed002 nico williams is playing amazing, will he leave this summer and who is interested thanks

{Ed002's Note - Nico Williams (LW/RW) Young Basque winger and brother to Inaki who has eased himself in to the first team over the last two seasons. Terse response from the Spanish U21 set up (along the lines of "he does not score many goals for an attacker") when told he was changing his allegiance to Ghana, like his brother - and that led to him changing back to Spain. There was plenty of interest in him so a contract extension and buy out clause were awarded to the player at the start of 2022 and again this season, pricing him out of a move to Barcelona at €50M. The Aston Villa coach wishes to be reunited and they will push for a deal in the summer but expect him to stay for a year or two more after signing a new contract. Looked at by numerous Premier League clubs including Manchester United as well as Barcelona and Real Madrid.}

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18 Jan 2024 20:04:25
Ed 002, The expectation is that Mbappe will join Madrid. I know you don't like to speculate on timing, but what is different now? when he has had the opportunity to go there multiple times before?

{Ed002's Note - Because his contract is running out in June.}

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14 Jan 2024 14:39:13
Ed002 who is interested in ferland mendy thanks

{Ed002's Note - Ferland Mendy (LB) Available - injury concerns. Will be offered to Bayern Munich in part echange for Davies. Will be offered to Manchester United, Arsenal and others.

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30 Dec 2023 09:41:10
Ed002 who is interested in Artem Dovbyk

{Ed002's Note - Artem Dovbyk (S) Joined Girona in the summer of 2023 with the City Group planning on possibly moving him to Manchester City if all goes well. Chelsea and Arsenal have had scouts watch him but both have preferred targets. Potential Broja replacement for Chelsea.}

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18 Dec 2023 01:21:51
Hi Ed002

I just had a question i was a little curious about. Girona are having an excellent season so far in La Liga and are certainly in with a shout of securing champions league football. Their majority owners however are the City football group.

Would they still be able to compete in the Champions League should they qualify (And of course, assuming Man City qualify) - would they be able to compete against each other?

{Ed002's Note - CFG do not own the majority of Girona.}

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24 Aug 2023 13:59:09
Hi Ed002,

Have just seen reports that Origi might leave AC Milan this summer. Do you know of any clubs that are interested?

Cheers

{Ed002's Note - Divock Origi (F) Apparently down the list for West Ham - I doubt the fans would be happy if they signed him. Sheffield United have spoken with his agent about what demands they have. Real Betis may have an interest depending on a departure.}

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20 Aug 2023 12:27:58
Ed002 who is interested in nico williams?

{Ed002's Note - Nico Williams (RW) Young Basque winger and brother to Inaki who eased himself in to the first team over the last two seasons. Terse response from the Spanish U21 set up (along the lines of "he does not score many goals for an attacker") when told he was changing his allegiance to Ghana, like his brother - and that led to him changing back to Spain. There was plenty of interest in him last year so a new long-term contract and buy out clause were awarded to the player. Looked at by PSG, Liverpool, Juventus, Chelsea and Real Madrid. Real Madrid see the asking price as too high but might make an offer. Atletico or Arsenal may provide wildcard options, depending on departures.}

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17 Aug 2023 21:49:58
Any interest in Yeremi Pino this summer Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yeremy Pino (RW/LW/AM) His agent spoke with Manchester City and Chelsea last summer about the player but Pino agreed a new contract at Villareal with a significant €80M buy-out clause and a contract to 2027. Manchester City have other targets to replace Mahrez. Chelsea have kept him on a list of potential wide players at the behest of an ex-player who was offered the job of DoF at the club. Barcelona opted for Raphina but would now be happy to move him on. His agent also spoke with Manchester United and proposed him as a potential Sancho replacement. Was orginally the first choice replacement for Pepe at Arsenal but is no longer, although they may retain an interest. Real Madrid have him on their lengthy list of potential replacesments for Eden Hazard. Prior interest of Liverpool as a Salah replacement will have gone.}

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18 Aug 2023 11:53:14
Awesome thanks Ed!

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12 Aug 2023 20:55:49
Hi Eds,

Is there any current interest in Zubimendi?

Cheers

{Ed002's Note - Not that will likely be acceptable. Arsenal and Barcelona know that.}

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14 Jul 2023 21:50:53
Hi Ed hope you're having a great summer.

Any clubs interested in Joao Felix that you know of?

{Ed002's Note - Joao Felix (AM/F) Chelsea had no option to buy in the loan agreement but Atletico did give them an eye watering fee for which he would be available, but Chelsea would not pay the full asking price, and they have already agreed the transfer of a similar player for the summer so he returned to Atletico. Benfica offer an option for Joao Felix to return, and the player is open to that. They may seek an initial loan or a slightly creative solution - that may well suit Atletico as the coach wants the player gone as soon as possible. Real Madrid are keen on him but would want to include players in any deal and they are now turning all efforts to Mbappe. Barcelona may look to him again but they are still working on wage issues that need to be resolved so can do nothing this summer. Manchesteer United may offer a wildcard option but they already have Bruno Fernandes and there pressing need is for other positions. Interest of Bayern Munich and Manchester City will have gone. PSG attract the player but they have other targets. Newcastle approached Atletico but I understand the player would have no interest in a move there.}

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04 Jun 2023 20:44:26
Hi Ed, is there any chance that you could provide an incoming and outgoings write up for real madrid please? If you have the time of course. Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - It has been done.}

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04 Jun 2023 21:20:50
I’ve only seen singular people, was wondering if there was a chance of something like you have written on the man city page, but no worries. Thank you for your time and all you do anyway!

{Ed002's Note - I have already done it.}

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05 Jun 2023 08:57:45
There's a separate Real Madrid page you know EdenH

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04 Jun 2023 23:18:14
Thanks Ed, i’ll have a more in depth look around. ?

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21 May 2023 10:53:39
Ed is Vlahovic likely to leave? Who is interested and is there any truth that Chelsea have bid? Thank you in advance

{Ed002's Note - Dusan Vlahovic (S) Only joined in January 2022 but financial issues that Juventus now have will likely determine if he is sold in the summer. Regardless of his loss of form, there will be a lot of interest if he is and his agent has approached Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also keen. Chelsea may be open to an exchange of players and he is the likely first choice as they have held discussions over two other players with Juventus. As a wildcard, Arsenal may rekindle interest but would likely want to include players in any deal and Aston Villa seek a high profile addition. Seen as a potential addition by Atletico although they can likely be discounted.}

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08 May 2023 12:14:55
Ed002 is there interest in raphinha thanks

{Ed002's Note - Raphinha (RW/LW) Has struggled to displace Dembele or Ansu Fati on a regular basis and will be sold if Barcelona can recover the fee they paid for him. Newcastle may be an option. Even Arsenal perhaps.}

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05 May 2023 18:11:11
Ed002 who is interest in lautaro thanks

{Ed002's Note - Lautaro Martinez (S) An option but not first choice for Manchester United or Chelsea.}

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19 May 2023 12:21:26
Ed would Inter sell Lautaro? Would he look to move? And does Pochettino coming maybe move him to or closer to first choice for Chelsea?

{Ed002's Note - Emiliano Martinez (G) Aston Villa will resist a sale but Spurs see Martinez as a Lloris replacement and West Ham see him as a Fabianski replacement. He is on the lengthy list Chelsea has compiled. Bayern Munich offer a wildcard option. Interest of Manchester United remains, but he is not first choice. It is nothing to do with Pochettino.}

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19 May 2023 14:56:06
Thanks a lot for answering Ed but I asked about Lautaro Martinez, apologies for any confusion

{Ed002's Note - Lautaro Martinez (S) An option but not first choice for Manchester United or Chelsea. It is nothing to do with Pochettino.}

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12 Apr 2023 15:24:39
Hi Ed, is Gavi staying at Barcelona? My mates telling me something about his contract running down?

Cheers

{Ed002's Note - They are teasing you.

Gavi (CM/AM) Chelsea see Gavi as a potential Mason Mount replacement but Barcelona could block a move demanding his full buy out clause although Cheslea have a declared interest with his club and would likely be willing to pay €100M and completely put aside interest in Bellingham who they have concerns about. Talks with his agents identified a significant signing on fee being required. The leading advisor to Chelsea is urging to club to push ahead - the same advisor is advocating a Spanish coach. Bayern Munich may offer a wildcard option. Barcelona will attempt to solve their Salary Cap issues and keep hold of the player who is contracted to 2026. Barcelona fouled up his registration for this season but expect everything will be settled with summer departures.}

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12 Apr 2023 16:40:01
Thanks for clearing that up mate!

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01 Mar 2023 22:42:11
Hi Ed002, any interest in Vinicius Junior? Or any thoughts he may want to leave?

{Ed002's Note - There has been interest due to racial slurs but expect him to stay.}

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01 Mar 2023 23:26:28
Much appreciated Ed.

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28 Feb 2023 05:01:04
Any interest in Manuel Ugarte and Zubimendi?

Manuel Ugarte (DM) Interest of Leeds went when Sporting refulsed to negotiate a reduction in his buy out clause and now want to give him a new contract and increase it. Wolves, Spurs and PSG have shown an interest but none will meet his buy out clause and Spurs have moved on to other targets. Newcastle offer a wilcard option and are keen.
Martin Zubimendi (CM/DM) Barcelona may still look to an offer although they are looking at preferred options first. Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have sent scouts. Real Sociedad may look to refusing a transfer unless his buy out clause is met in full.

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27 Nov 2022 21:32:37
Hey ed, would Atlético be willing to sell/loan João Felix? If so, who would be interested in him? For some reason I don't know, he's not being used that much this season.

{Ed002's Note - Joao Felix (AM/F) Approaches for him from Bayern Munich and Barcelona were rejected last summer although they just may return. Manchester City have a preferred option now but could turn to him as a cheaper alternative, but I think it unlikely. Manchester United could look to an offer but would not be an attractive solution. Juventus, Milan and Inter have enquired after a loan as Atletico need to reduce their wage bill - that won't suit Atletico. His agent has spoken with PSG, Chelsea and Spurs - and both Chelsea and PSG may be interested depending on departures. Diego Simeone and Atletico are not going to block a move but may force him to provide a formal transfer request.}

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28 Nov 2022 19:29:19
Thanks Ed! Have a nice week.

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10 Nov 2022 13:39:45
Hi Ed

With both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona exiting the Champions League at the group stages, are either club looking to sell players in January, and which players might the clubs be trying to sell?

{Ed002's Note - De Jong.}

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11 Nov 2022 16:05:46
Thanks Ed!

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01 Dec 2022 08:37:43
Hi Ed,

You think Man United are going to renew their interest in De Jong or do they have other targets in mind now?

Thanks!

{Ed002's Note - He is still not keen on leaving Barcelona but clubs will see him as an alternate to Jude Bellingham. Nothing will happen in January.}

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02 Nov 2022 13:56:00
Hi Ed002, is there any serious interest in Ruben Neves? I've heard Barcelona may be keen next summer, but are there any other teams in the mix?

{Ed002's Note - Right now Barcelona are pushing and interest from others has moved on.}

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02 Nov 2022 15:20:17
Thanks, Ed002.

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25 Aug 2022 11:50:44
Hi Ed, hope you're well mate!

I see reading down these pages a lot of your summer has been taken up talking about Frankie De Jong! The last post I can see is 3rd of August. has there been any change in the situation from then? Rumours going around now that Liverpool have made a bid which I find unlikely.

Cheers in advance mate!

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any Liverpool bid - but the issue is not the money with Barcelona - it is the player.}

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25 Aug 2022 16:13:21
Thanks for the reply mate!

He’d be exactly the type of player i would like Liverpool to sign. But nothing more than a pipe dream!

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03 Aug 2022 11:46:37
Hi Ed hope you are well.
Are Chelsea in talks with Barcelona for fdj?
If so have manchester utd now moved on ( as they should have a while ago) or are they still clinging on to some sort of false hope.
Thanks

{Ed002's Note - Frenkie de Jong (CM) Barcelona don't really want to sell although if a significant offer (perhaps €80M) were made, their financial situation would mean they would have to consider it and the hierarchy except that removing his very significant wages from the books would free up space to register other players. There was a chance that a deal involving Lewandowski and cash could see something happen as he was seen as a Tolisso upgrade for Bayern Munich but they had already committed to another. 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 last summer - they may make a take it or leave it offer including a player or perhaps two. Manchester City may provide another solution using Laporte or Silva as part of the deal - and don't be surprised if PSG switch their attention to him, but have preferred targets. Manchester United did switch their attention to de Jong but have failed to persuade the player to join them - and it would be a hard sell for MU without Champions League, although no doubt having a coach he knows well will help. Manchester United are still talking to Barcelona about the player but at some point will revert to other ideas as his "agent" has told Barcelona he will not be leaving to join Manchester United and they do not want to negotiate a new contract. His agent has spoken again with Chelsea and Manchetser City. And he may well stay where he is.}

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03 Aug 2022 12:11:04
Thanks Ed.
Utd should have moved on a while ago. I'm guessing neves from wolves will be someone united interest will lead to.
Enjoy your week Ed.

{Ed002's Note - There are several options for them.}

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23 Jul 2022 21:46:08
Hi Ed, please could you say what teams have tabled bids for frankie de jong.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United.}

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26 Jul 2022 09:24:20
Thanks for reply

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