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14 Aug 2020 22:32:27
Ed, out of interest do you still hold a high opinion of Setien? What do you think has gone wrong at Barca.

{Ed002's Note - I don’t know which Ed this is addressed at.}

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14 Aug 2020 23:03:18
Ed01 I believe, apologies. I recall him speaking very highly of him. I'd appreciate either of your views on Setien at Barcelona however.

{Ed001's Note - Barca have been a mess for years and Setien was brought in to be a fall guy as no one wanted him there. The club is being run by players with far too much power and it is in need of ripping up and starting again. Setien was never going to do anything but fail, it is a club at war with itself.}

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14 Aug 2020 23:23:28
Yeah it didn't appear that the players had much desire to play under Setien. If nothing changes, would you expect the next manager to face the same sort of fate? Also, what do you suppose the future might hold for Setien? Another opportunity at another La Liga side further down the table perhaps?

{Ed001's Note - there will be a change of president at Barca so it will all change.

Setien will be back in La Liga i am sure.}

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14 Aug 2020 23:33:09
I 100% agree with you Ed001. Personally it's time to say to goodbye to Messi. But good luck to any club taking his wage on. Newell Old Boys I can see but not for a few years. I don't have a clue where to start to re-boot the club where it needs to be.

{Ed001's Note - Inter Miami would surely be his destination if he leaves?}

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15 Aug 2020 01:23:04
I agree.

There’s no doubting Messi’s amazing career or that he still has the ability to do amazing things, but he has too much freedom to offer nothing else to the game.

In my opinion, If you’re going to accept that when he’s in possession is the only time he’s going to offer you something, then you need a hard working team to cover those falls. But they don’t have that. A bunch of show ponies and fairies, that are lazy, past it or just aren’t good enough. There seems no clear plan or cohesion there. I really do think they are better off just stripping it down and rebuilding again.

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14 Aug 2020 15:04:38
Ed002 who is interested in chukwueze and raphinha from lille thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Samuel Chukwueze (RW) Lyon interest will only remain if Bertrand Traore is sold and he is an option for Napoli to replace free agent Callejon. Villareal will look to keep him.

I don't know who Raphinha is.}

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14 Aug 2020 17:34:01
Ed002 my bad i meant raphinha from rennes.

{Ed002's Note - He joined last year - I am not aware of interest.}

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08 Aug 2020 21:03:52
Hi Ed I remember you previously stating Atletico might be open to selling a player or two due to money problems and that only Saul, Oblak, Giminez and Koke would fetch large sums. You did state they would not be happy to sell either of the last two but I wondered if there has been any approaches for any of the four this summer?

{Ed002's Note - Bayern asked after Saul.}

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08 Aug 2020 21:53:18
To replace Thiago I presume, cheers Ed.

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06 Aug 2020 16:06:58
Hi Ed - where is Eric Garcia's preferred destination?

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona.}

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06 Aug 2020 16:30:00
Thanks Ed.

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06 Aug 2020 13:41:59
Ed002 is there any interest in firpo thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Junior Firpo (LB) Inter Milan see Firpo as a LB option but don't want to see him over-valued by Barcelona as part of the deal for Martinez.}

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03 Aug 2020 22:49:37
Hi Ed's. Is there any serious interest in chiesa this summer?

{Ed002's Note - Federico Chiesa (RW/F) much more affordable than Sancho for Manchester United and of prior interest, but Inter remain keen although talks are now on hold. Fiorentina are willing to sell in the summer. Should it happen at some point, he would be a direct replacement, has similar attributes to Salah, is liked by Klopp and, although Liverpool have shown no interest. Inter to push for a move for him as soon as they can. And that is the move the player has wanted. Sarri desired the player when at Napoli and he wants to improve his options at Juventus but it would mean moving on both Douglas Costa and Bernardeshi first - although they are trying. Napoli remain in some turmoil and unattractive to players whilst they get their act together. Prior interest of Milan and Roma has gone due to the asking price but Milan will try an get Fiorentina to accpt players in part exchange.}

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05 Aug 2020 08:08:38
Thanks Ed. It would be good to see him play in a stronger team like Inter and see what he can do.

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31 Jul 2020 17:38:25
Ed002 who is interested in reguilon thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Sevilla want another year on loan. Mr Mourinho is a long term admirer. There has been the suggestion that Everton are looking to him.}

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30 Jul 2020 11:26:43
Hi Ed, hope you're keeping well. Just wondered what Barcelona plans are should Ter Stegen leave. I've read he isn't keen on signing a new contract? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Andre Onana (G) only if ter Stegen leaves.}

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30 Jul 2020 21:49:14
ed002 is ter stegen going to leave? and who is interested? thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (G) if Kaylor Navas leaves, Plan B for Juventus and Bayern Munich.}

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29 Jul 2020 17:21:29
Ed002 who is interest in jose gaya thanks.

{Ed002's Note - He is not for sale.}

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27 Jul 2020 14:37:57
Hi Ed002, was just wondering if there was any updates on Diego Carlos of Sevilla? You say he would be expensive, can you sensibly point to a price that Sevilla would most likely accept?

{Ed002's Note - Diego Carlos (CB) Manchester City had dropped their interest and were looking at others but the age and prices being asked for other players have made them look again as they seek two CBs this summer and they can force through a dealby offering a figure close to his release claus of €75M - key will be payment terms. Real Madrid has a sustained interest but the focus will be getting through the summer with significantly more income from sales than purchases and cutting the squad down - that means their two main priority signings have been delayed to next year. Unless players can be included in the deal, it is most unlikely this summer. Barcelona have Diego Carlos on their list of CBs but money is going to be an issue this summer and they will look to horse trade using Ivan Rakitic and perhaps others. Priority is, like Real Madrid, to make sure they address financial issues first. Liverpool has declared an interest in taking DC in the summer. If this happens, I would think it would be the big move for the club this summer and would leave Gomez picking up pieces across the defence. It was viable for Liverpool to include Xherdan Shaqiri in a deal although that chance has now passed. Spurs' interest will be constrained by a lack of funds and other priorities - again, unless there are significant sales or a player forming part of the deal, it is unlikely - but Spurs are very keen.}

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27 Jul 2020 15:18:20
Thanks for the info. I assume the other CB's for City were Koulibaly and perhaps Skriniar? You mentioned on the Liverpool page that money was still an issue for Liverpool. With the potential sales of Grujic, Shaqiri and obviously Lovren could you see Liverpool attempt to sign the player or rather focus that money on signing ample replacements that would be much cheaper?

{Ed002's Note - Manchester City have a lengthy list of CBs they are considering. I expect Liverpool to add a couple of players but it is unlikely they could stretch to the asking price for DC.}

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27 Jul 2020 16:57:54
Thanks very much for the info. Disappointing about DC. Perhaps Kabak will be the CB signing then.

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28 Jul 2020 07:37:56
Just a question Ed, I know release clauses don’t have any relevance to English clubs but in general, for Spanish or other continental clubs to activate them, do they have to be met with the total upfront cost? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - {Ed002's Note - Perhaps a reminder about transfer related clauses would be apt. This is a horribly complex area not least because they are written under individual national laws. They cause a great deal of misunderstanding with football supporters and the media alike.

The "buy out clause" is legally binding between a club and a player. The "buy out" is effectively what it says - a means for the player to buy himself out of the contract. As an example, if a player wishes to buy himself out of a contract, he pays the applicable FA (on behalf of the club) the amount of the "buy out" clause effectively becoming a free agent. The problem is that in most cases a player would need to obtain that money from the buying club - and this is fraught with issues regarding "tapping up" and, of course, taxation (as it can be seen as income for the player and would therefore be subject to income tax). There was a test case about the taxation issue in Spain about seven years ago which is why they have an exception. All players in Spain and Portugal have a clause that allows the player to buy himself out of his contract without tax implications - the tax implications passing to the buying club - typically at 50% on top of the value of the clause for the higher profile players. This was to address a ruling from around 30 years ago allowing players a way out of their contracts. The other notable point about Spain and Portugal is that the clauses, if invoked by a non Iberian club, need to be paid in full by the player (there are local rules that stop tax being due) but by needing to put up 100% of the money upfront would end many transfers then and there. It works differently in Iberia to elsewhere as the tax implications do not make such clauses viable in other countries. All players in Iberia must have a figure set and agreed with the club. So "buy out" clauses are very rare elsewhere. Related to this is the Webster Ruling but I don't intend to go in to that now.

A "release clause" is far more common in that it gives a figure that the club would accept for the sale of a player to another club - but it is not legally binding except where both parties (clubs) are in the same country (for the sake of argument I should say that football Spain and Portugal count as the same country as do England and Wales) for legal purposes. These are normally unreasonably high figures (Messi at Barcelona for example) introduced to act as a deterrent for hostile bids - and even then the club could easily block a move. However, if a club in the same country does agree to match a release clause then the selling club would be obliged to ask the player if he is interested - there is no obligation on the player to make a move. For interested clubs outside of the country, the selling club may use it as a guide but are under obligation to accept a bid and may demand a higher figure.

There is then the becoming popular "termination clause" which is binding between the player and the club and if met would see an offer from anywhere accepted and the player given the opportunity to make a call on a move. This overcomes the issues associated with "buy out" clauses as the money would be paid by one club to another and about the legal proximity of the buying side.}

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26 Jul 2020 23:59:07
Hi Ed was wondering if I could ask for an update on Atelticos transfer plans this summer major acquisitions and major sales, if you would?

{Ed002's Note - Atletico have serious money problems that they can resolve by selling one of Oblak or Saul but will fight to keep Koke and Gimenez. You can reasonably expect one to leave and Oblak has issues with one of the staff members. They want to keep Thomas Partey (DM) but a cash injection matching his buy out clause would be welcome. Thomas Lemar (AM/LW) is being hawked around Premier League sides but I doubt there will be takers. Alvaro Morato (S) Atletico could sell him on is they can profit on the money owed to Chelsea. Slim chance of it happening. Others would not fetch significant sums.

This has not been updated since before the pandemic but shows who tehy were looking at. Obviously a lot have since been sold or are in talks with other sides:

Bouna Sarr (RWB/RW) West Ham, Borussia Monchengladbach, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid have enquired after Sarr. Unlikely due to money issues.
Nicolas Tagliafico (LWB) the agreement is he will be made available this summer - first choice for Barcelona but money may be an issue - and priorities are an issue for Inter who have preferred options - far from first choice for Chelsea but on a lengthy list of LBs but the club has considered - although interestingly Ajax will be taking a LB from Chelsea this summer. Atletico Madrid has also taken a look at him but would need cash from sales to make any move - and they will prioritise others. PSG has an interest if they cannot get the player they want as part of a complex transaction where they would buy and then sell on a player. The issue with PSG is they have Bernat and too a youngster, Mitchel Bakker, from Ajax last year and he will step up. So PSG is unlikely.
Pervis Estupinan (LB) has drawn the attention of Atletico Madrid whilst on loan in Spain from Watford. Other sides, notably Barcelona, see him as cover whereas Atletico will integrate him in to the first team. Osasuna would like to keep him next season.
Alessio Romagnoli (CB) The player Milan don't want to let go of with the FFP issues looming - a break as a result of the Coronavirus should give Milan a chance to re-organise finances to try to hang on to him although Atletico Madrid are very keen. Milan would possibly be open to using him in a trade. Again a favourit of Mr Mourinho from his time at Manchester United.
Mohammed Salisu (CB) Norwich were very keen on taking the Valladolid centre back in January but will face opposition from Wolves, Southampton and Everton. Manchester United and Valencia have been credited with scouting the player by his club, but they have also said the are in talks with Atletico Madrid. Rennes agreed a fee with Valladolid for Salisu but his agent rejected a move to France in favour of a move to the Premier League. He will see what options are available.
Kristoffer Ajer (CB) Milan see Ajar as a cheaper option to their primary target but funds may not stretch as they look to sell players and buy lower priced alternatives. With other options falling by the wayside, Ajar is of interest to Leicester. Top of the list for Atletico Madrid - but only if they lose a CB - which they are trying to avoid. Previous interest of Spurs, Newcastle and Ajax has moved on.
Ivan Rakitic (AM/CM) possible short-term option
Emi Buendia (AM/CM) Atletico Madrid would like to see him replace Lemar. Leeds, if promoted, will move forward with their declared interest.
James Rodriguez (AM) looks possible if the money can be resolved.
Thiago Almada (AM/LW/F) - Manchester City have been in discussions over the player since early 2019 and have accepted any move may be complicated and may involve a long-term "loan" to Sporting. Plan B was a loan to Girona but that would leave complications remaining. In January 2020 discussions were held with Atletico Madrid. Inter, Juventus and Barcelona have declared an interest in the player and have spoken with Velez Sarsfield and his agent has apparently spoken with major sides across Europe including Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madid. Scratch him from the Atletico list.
Lautaro Martinez (S) Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have all scouted him but Atletico will be put off by the price and Barcelona, who see LM as a potential Suarez replacement will likely not be able to afford both him and Neymar unless Griezmann and Dembele move - and even then they would need Inter to accept players as part exchange or perhaps a payment plan - but the clubs are talking (Vidal and Samedo have been initially offered up). But Inter want at least €80M in a single cash payment - and that will prove difficult for clubs. Bayern Munich still see him as an option to Timo Werner but a move is unlikely. Chelsea have a sustained interest but those responsible for recruitment see him heading to Barcelona - and whilst Manchester City see him as a potential Aguero replacement, they are having to rethink their plans regardless of how any appeal turns out. Real Madrid are considering Werner as a cheaper option as they are also looking at a world record fee signing in Mbappe as well. If PSG lose Icardi to Juventus they could turn to LM but much will depend on the new coach and Barcelona pushing for the transfer. Zero chance of a move to AM.
Edison Cavani (S) Atletico Madrid see Cavani as an 12 month solution to get the striker role sorted out but the cost is seen by them as huge. Inter Milan have had a discussion with a third party but can only offer "50%" of the salary requested but it is possible if the player makes financial concessions. Roma are also interested but again the wages are an issue. Napoli could offer an option.
Olivier Giroud (S) offers from Lazio, Inter Milan and Spurs and talks with Crystal Palace, Lyon, West Ham, Bordeaux, Lokomotiv Moscow and Atletico Madrid - wife will need to be part of the decision process. Signed a one year extention but potentially available still. I would scratch him from the Atletico list.
Gustavo Maia (S) Prolific Sao Paulo reserves youngster who is expected to have a very good career and has been scouted by numerous sides. Atletico Madid and Shakhtar Donetsk have tried to strike a deal but it will likely be Barcelona who will win out as they have already deposited a reserve payment - with an option to complete by making a further payment this summer. A move to England is unlikely for a number of reasons, not least he would never be Home Grown, although clubs including Liverpool and Spurs were impressed with him after watching the Sao Paulo Youth Cup. Barcelona have discussed a move with his agent. I would scratch him from the Atletico list.
Arkadiusz Milik (S) wanted by Milan who have offered Kessie in exchange. Juventus and Spurs have both enquired. Napoli are looking toward keeping both Arkadiusz Milik and Dries Mertens and shifting the issue forward a year by which time internal problems may have gone. Do not discount Atletico Madrid but it remains unlikely in my view.
Fabio Silva (S) wanted by Juventus as a replacement for Mario Mandzukic but price is far too high for them and attention is looking back toward another. Atletico Madrid have talked with Porto - but again the price would be an issue. Again an enquiry from Shakhtar Donetsk was dropped because of the price.
Alexandre Lacazette (S) Plan B to EC
Timo Werner (S)
Mohamed Sankoh (S) young Dutch kiddie of serious interest to Atletico Madrid - additionally Chelsea spoke with Stoke about him when discussing another player and both Spurs and Everton have made enquiries.
Mario Goetze (S/AM) is out of contract in the summer but he has spent a reasonable time playing this season as a CF - even though he is at loggerheads with the club and being a bit of a bitch about a new contract. I would be surprised if Liverpool see him as the way forward. There was a general enquiry from Hertha Berlin which might provide one option for him - else he may want to look at the MLS but his desired location is Italy - but takers are thin on the ground although Roma have spoken directly with the player and Milan see him has an option to others as they look to resolving their FFP issues. Atletico Madrid offer an option.

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27 Jul 2020 13:06:55
Much love Ed.

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30 Jul 2020 23:11:01
Do Atletico have a goalkeeper in mind should they lose Oblak?

{Ed002's Note - They have a couple of ideas but are not looking to lose Oblak.}

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22 Jul 2020 14:27:06
Help Ed02, Anything new on Ferrarn Torres mate? You said a while back that the player wants Barca. Is city close to agreeing a deal?

Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - No there is nothing new - Manchester City are looking to take him.}

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22 Jul 2020 17:40:14
That being said. He has a big release clause. Do you think City could afford to pay that mate? What is your take on the player mate?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - The player wants to play for Barcelona and both they and Real Madrid have an interest but not the funds. Manchester City would be a good solution for him if he can settle and they certainly have the money available - but he will need persuading. He is well thought of.}

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22 Jul 2020 19:40:55
Thanks Ed. 👍.

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20 Jul 2020 09:28:28
Hi Ed002 is there any interest in Goncalo Guedes?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Goncalo Guedes is available but I am not aware of any approaches.}

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20 Jul 2020 10:23:17
Thanks for the quick reply Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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13 Jul 2020 13:54:50
Hi ed noticed a comment on the United page the other day about Chiesa has there been any update recently? I believe last was that fiorentina had agreed he could leave for the right price.

{Ed002's Note - No there has been no change.}

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12 Jul 2020 23:06:43
Good evening ed002. I hope you are keeping well
Can i ask where you think real Madrid are in their rebuilding plan now, given the new financial considerations.
Im assuming that some players will move on modric? Hakimi? Jovic? Bale? James? Is their any others?
Who are they looking to bring in? Are the likes of mbappe and pogba or VDB still of interest?
Also if i can ask your opinion on Zidane. Do you think he will stay. He doesn't look as settled or happy as he was during his first stint in charge despite the likely title.

{Ed002's Note - They are screwed because of the pandemic and will look to offset their losses through the sale of players from a huge list of players available. Financial issues will see the squad trimmed right back, exchanges, youngsters promoted and significantly reduced purchases. They have already settled on their two primary purchases from this year being delayed until next summer. Zindane stays for now.}

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18 Jul 2020 02:30:17
I've heard that one of the few players definitely not for sale is Asensio. Just a rumour ofc but makes sense given his age.

{Ed002's Note - Marco Asensio (AM/LW) interest from Inter and he was offered as part of a deal with an English side last year but the player has said he does not want to leave and that is also the position of Florentino Perez – he has been out with a serious knee injury and is returning to the team so expect him to stay.}

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19 Jul 2020 04:06:52
Cheers ed. They would be mad to sell IMO, I'm expecting big things from him.

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04 Jul 2020 13:56:49
Ed002 who ia interested in pau torres thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Manchester City notably.}

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03 Jul 2020 08:35:56
Hey Eds,

Any truth in the rumours today about Messi wanting to leave Barca? I imagine not, but interesting rumour!

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - He has an option for next summer but I think it unlikely he will leave this summer.}

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03 Jul 2020 22:21:19
Ed’s might sound a daft question as i'm sure every team in the world would be interested, but where would be a likely place for him to end up in 2021? Seems like it would always be back to Argentina but he’s still surely playing at too high of a level for him to consider this.

{Ed002's Note - He is aware of options but I am not going to answer “likely” questions.}

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03 Jul 2020 22:45:27
Sorry Ed002 didn’t mean likely to join, more so who are options moving forward, always thought he would finish up at Barcelona.

{Ed002's Note - Options will change over the next year but Newalls and Inter Miami are interested. A change of coach at Barcelona could also perk things up.}

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03 Jul 2020 23:13:35
Much appreciated as always ED002.

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30 Jun 2020 22:06:50
Hi Ed,

Would. you be able to confirm if the rumours of Jeff Hendrick going to AC Milan are true? Would certainly be one of the strangest transfers of recent times.

Thanks in advance!

{Ed002's Note - I really don’t know but he has been offered to clubs in Europe.}

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30 Jun 2020 21:25:41
Anyone looking at a move for Lodi (Atletico Madrid) this summer Ed?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any interest.}

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30 Jun 2020 21:49:51
Appreciate the quick reply Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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28 Jun 2020 11:35:09
Hey Ed could I ask for a list possible moves in and out at the Nou Camp, if they have settled on their plans of course.

{Ed002's Note - I don't have time to do that - if there is a specific question please just ask.}

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01 Jul 2020 13:04:25
Hi ED
Is there any possibility of Griezmann moving away from Barcelona this summer. TIA.

{Ed002's Note - Antoine Griezmann (F/W) could be moved on if things don't improve and they won't. Sale or trade and PSG or just possibly Inter may provide options - if used in a trade as the €100M asking price is very steep. Barcelona are willing to use Griezmann in an exchange and Inter Milan were approached about using him as part of the deal for Martinez but Inter cannot afford his wages. PSG is a different matter and they can afford his wages, but it is unclear if the desire is there to take him and it is still unclear what will happen regarding the coach.}

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01 Jul 2020 17:39:16
thank you so much for the info ed002. yesterday it was such a shame to see such a talented striker coming on the pitch in the last moments.

{Ed002's Note - I don't know, but Griezmann needs to consider his options.}

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27 Jun 2020 03:47:39
Hi Ed's, hearing a lot of rumours that achraf Hakimi is about to sign for inter, is this actually looking like it's going to be a done deal?

And also if possible, a rundown of inters possible incomings and outgoings.

Many thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Achraf Hakimi (RB/RM) will only leave to return to Real Madrid they if look to the market for a Carvajal replacement or can guarantee game time. And that is unlikely with Odriozola being first choice. BD want him to stay for a third year on loan and if RM move for Haaland then then he could form part of the deal and make a permanent move, but that is not happening this summer. Real Madrid want to cash in and Dortmund have signed a replacement already. There is interest from Bayern Munich and Inter Milan who was offered the player whilst discussions were taking place over someone else. I don't have the time to go through all of the Inter targets right now.}

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24 Jun 2020 15:19:31
Hi Ed, hope you are well?

Just wondering if there is any interest in Djene Dakonam? Getafe are doing very well in La Liga this season but from what I've seen he would not be out of place in even better sides.

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Djene Dakonam (CB) Over the past year Arsenal and Leicester have watched DD with a view to an offer - but Leicester would only be keen if the were to lose Caglar Soyuncu. With Jonny Evans aging they will likely look to see how Benkovic performs on hi return. Arsenal opted for Mari, so can be discounted. Spurs though he might be a viable option to replace Jan Vertonghen but potential cost and age will make them look elsewhere. Monaco had an offer rejected in January and their stance on the entire team has shifted and they will be most unlikely to return. Other sides who have sent scouts to watch him and other Getafe players have not followed up on any interest. With many clubs having financial issues they will be careful with purchases and often be looking at younger players where they can sustain a return on investment.}

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24 Jun 2020 17:42:43
Thanks very much ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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20 Jun 2020 01:31:46
Hey Ed002 any truth there was recently an approach by an English side for J. Felix?

{Ed002's Note - There was an approach via a third party in January but clubs do not simply make wild offers on players without discussion first. It is almost unique to Spain but third parties who may not have had any contact with either club before will go to the player's club and say "I can broker a deal" for €xM and demand a fee to do it and then he can go to the potential buyers and say I can get you the player for €xM and demand a fee from the cut due to the agent - who would then need to do all of the leg work.}

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20 Jun 2020 15:25:16
Thanks again Ed. That’s quite an interesting read, I would have assumed before that the so called super agents or indeed just regular agents would be the ones brokering “theoretical” deals. What is the motivation of these third parties Ed? are they simply looking to make money from the deduction of the agents fee in the form of some kind of finders fee or do they have some kind of other interest in seeing the player move to the buying club?

{Ed002's Note - They are simply chances. Manchester United were taken for a ride over a Portuguese or Spanish player a few years ago. I don't remember who it was.}

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20 Jun 2020 18:11:36
Yes cynicism makes more sense. United seem to get caught up quite about in these situations I remember Pogba and before him Rojo off the top of my head.

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21 Jun 2020 12:19:55
Ander Herrera deal wasn’t it?

{Ed002's Note - It was not a player who signed that I was thinking of.}

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21 Jun 2020 19:15:06
Thinking of Nico Gaiatan, ed?

{Ed002's Note - I remembered - Murillo.}

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11 Jun 2020 21:17:39
Ed002 is it possible to ask for madrids transfer plans thanks.

{Ed002's Note - If you have a specific question just ask it.}

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08 Jun 2020 23:07:06
Hi ed,

You have mentioned that AC Milan are under some serious financial pressures at the moment - would you mind elaborating on that slightly? Will they need to offload some of their 'star' players this summer as a result?

Thanks,
Max.

{Ed002's Note - Club is up for sale, needs players sales by June 30 and will change coaches again this season with a new coach agreed. Milan are working their way out as well and want a younger team with no expensive "headline" type players. They and Inter still have to sort out replacing the San Siro but Elliott are still open to a sale at the right price.}

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09 Jun 2020 23:17:17
Thanks Ed. Has any club shown interest in Theo Hernandez after his impressive first season at AC Milan? Purely curious since it seems a fair few clubs are looking for new left backs this summer. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - There have been enquiries but Milan are not looking to sell.}

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10 Jun 2020 20:47:26
Insight much appreciated as always - thanks!

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