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25 Mar 2020 23:37:03
Hi ED002
Is there any interest in Manuel Neuer?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Nothing noteworthy. The plan was that Manuel Neuer (G) would make way to Alexander Nübel as first choice and likely move on but now Bayern Munich are looking at keeping him another year.}

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26 Mar 2020 18:51:40
Thank you Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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25 Mar 2020 12:42:33
Ed002 who is interested in upamecano thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Dayot Upamecano (CB) looked at by Bayern Munich as a Jerome Boateng replacement but they have another preferred plan. Milan asked about a price but they have financially more viable options in what are tough times for them.}

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24 Mar 2020 06:33:12
Good day Ed, I noticed from your update that clubs do have primary targets of players but do they also have primary positions during a particular window?
Please do we have like a priority striker target or whoever is available at the right price among the potential targets, Werner, Dembele, etc.
Is CM a priority? Imo we shall continue to see some shocking defeat if we continue to let Jorginho be at the heart of our midfield. Of all his qualities, he lacks pace and strength of an EPL. Can't dominate the midfield with some bursting runs to attack or cover the grounds to defend, which put much pressure on the defence.
Do have a great day and stay safe buddy.

{Ed002's Note - Generally clubs will know which positions they are looking at players to join, and they will often have primary targets and other options.}

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24 Mar 2020 08:11:27
Sorry for the mix up from me, I wanted to post that on the Chelsea page. I will correct it please.

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to answer the question on multiple pages.}

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23 Mar 2020 06:02:12
Ed002 Which clubs are still interested in Jordan Sancho.

{Ed002's Note - Jadon Sancho (RW) The total cost of the full package (transfer fee, agent fee, signing on fee and FA payment) is simply outrageous - otherwise he would be moving to Chelsea - although there have been further discussions. Some interested sides will be shocked in to stepping back because of the costs - so Inter can be removed as they are looking to take another youngster from England; Juventus have other players they will look to first; Manchester City see him as over priced. Manchester United are keen but the budget may not stretch and they have been talking to another side about taking a young player in the summer but they could return with an offer. Jadon Sancho is down the list and too expensive for Barcelona - he would want assurances of game time and he not first choice for them as they have a priority signing who will soak up a lot of the funds. Real Madrid have a different primary target who will cost a world record fee which will kill any chance of a move if it happens. PSG are not looking at Sancho and expect a similar, although older, player to be offered to them in part exchange in the summer. If Liverpool are looking to replace Salah I think there are cheaper options who would suit their needs available. So potentially an option for all of these sides but the total cost would need to change considerably for something to happen.

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23 Mar 2020 14:57:08
Thanks a lot ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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15 Mar 2020 06:54:43
Ed001, can you talk a little about Jude Bellingham? Like his best position, strengths, weaknesses etc.

{Ed001's Note - I can't sorry. Not seen him play and it is far too early to talk about his position anyway. Everyone who does see him differs on that!}

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04 Mar 2020 09:55:11
Hi Eds

Hearing a lot of hype over Kaio Jorge (Santos) . Just wondering what's the general opinion of him and do you have transfer information in potential future transfers for him down the line.

{Ed002's Note - There is no plan for Kaio Jorge to move although when about 16 Chelsea tried to strike a deal. Since then the Likes of Manchester United, Benfica, Newcastle, Real Madrid, Benfica and I expect others to watch him.}

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04 Mar 2020 10:33:29
Thanks Ed002 for your reply. Have a good week 👍.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}

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04 Mar 2020 04:09:18
ed who is interested in upamecano, romagnoli and pau torres thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Dayot Upamecano (CB) looked at by Bayern Munich as a Jerome Boateng replacement but they have another preferred plan. Arsenal have been interested under previous coaches but right now there has been no recent approach I know of.
Pau Torres (CB) Villareal will sell at the right price. Manchester City have a declared interest and Arsenal have asked Santi Cazorla to talk with the player but have not made a formal approach - perhaps due to having to clear the decks with the CBs first and interest in others.
Alessio Romagnoli (CB) is a player Milan have no intention of selling and he is their captain. Others will be sold before him.}

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01 Mar 2020 06:11:30
Ed002, is there any interest in Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes? Both of them seem like talented centre-backs to me.

{Ed002's Note - (a) A number of sides have shown an interest in White - particularly Liverpool as he the pick of the younger HG CBs - if Diego Carlos were to arrive or a CB were not to leave, he can be scratched. (b) Everton, Southampton and Arsenal are keen on Magalhaes.}

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01 Mar 2020 12:10:23
Thanks Ed. Have a nice day!

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28 Feb 2020 22:00:01
Ed002, is there any interest in Lewis Dunk and Inigo Martinez?

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}

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28 Feb 2020 22:13:25
Sorry to bother you again, but any interest in Issa Diop?

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}

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26 Feb 2020 17:36:41
Ed who is interested in golovin and ndidi thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody I am aware of - Arsenal's interest in Ndidi is behind others.}

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25 Feb 2020 11:48:28
Ed 002
If Moussa Dembele decides to leave Lyon which clubs would he be interested in joining?
I have seen Utd and Chelsea mentioned but anyone else?
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know which he would want to join.}

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25 Feb 2020 12:03:53
Hi Ed anyone interested in angelino of leipzig looks a very good player.

{Ed002's Note - He is a Manchester City player - RBL want to buy him.}

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25 Feb 2020 18:38:10
Oh right didn't know that thanks for reply ed.

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25 Feb 2020 01:02:15
Ed001 have you got the chance to watch much of Haaland since his move? What have you made of him? were you surprised at all?

I believe you wrote a post on him earlier in the year (may have been a reply to something) . And you were right, he has a lot to improve on, like the consistency of his first touch. But I think that's what makes his current success so impressive, his work rate, positioning and physicality (Particular the former which is awesome to watch) are tremendous. Even when he has a bad game he seems to score 2, can't remember a striker like him.

{Ed001's Note - physically he is immense, lightning fast reactions to get to breaking balls quickly, blistering pace added to incredible acceleration and strong as an ox too. Add that to a great work ethic and he will always be at the very least decent. But when you add his nose for a goal and you have what could go on to be a world class striker.

He is never going to look smooth and silky, even if he improves his touch, he is all hustle and bustle and brute force. He is a battering ram of a striker, someone who gives defenders nightmares.

It is a surprise he has been so successful so quickly, but not a surprise he has been a success. Leeds fans have been raving about him for years now and wanting their club to buy him. Each time you see him play you can see why.

If he keeps his feet on the ground and continues to work as hard as he does off and on the pitch, plus keeps living life the right way for a professional athlete, he has 10+ years ahead of him at the top of the game.

The amazing thing about him is that you can see so many rough edges to his game that could be improved, such as his touch. Yet, despite that, he is so good that you wonder if it would actually take something away from his game if you did smooth away the rough edges.}

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23 Feb 2020 12:22:13
Hi Ed's, any interest in Guirassy of Amiens?
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Serhou Guirassy (S) makes little sense but Aston Villa has taken a look as have West Ham, Brighton, Bournemouth and Spurs who have had the player offered to them. Amiens want some of thos nice English pounds and no English clubs will pay over the odds.

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19 Feb 2020 02:07:53
Ed who is interested in jamal lewis and thomas partey thanks.

{Ed002's Note - (a) Crystal Place, (b) he will stay at Atletico.}

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19 Feb 2020 14:21:47
Surprised partey won't be leaving, been there a long time and think he would do brilliant in the pl.

{Ed002's Note - Where in the PL?}

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19 Feb 2020 14:58:40
most Pl teams, man u, arsenal he would suit, would love him at chelsea aswell☹️.

{Ed002's Note - They all have other D< players already or have interests in other DM players.}

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19 Feb 2020 15:48:12
Yeah but he is one of the best dms out there and guessing he would like to play in the pl at one point, thought he would be on someones list like chelsea who needs a player like him imo, are we looking at dms ed and any names?

{Ed002's Note - I answered this the other day when you asked.}

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17 Feb 2020 14:00:29
Hi Ed's, any interest in Viktor Kovalenko?
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}

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17 Feb 2020 20:10:58
Thanks Ed.

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16 Feb 2020 09:54:14
Hi Ed - wasn't sure where to post this one, but what clubs are expressing an interest in taking Pochettino as their next manager? I know the press Reported that he said he wanted Premier League, but Spain seems more likely.

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to get in to this right now.}

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16 Feb 2020 13:52:12
Fair enough - guess whoever he is linked to currently have someone in place already.

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20 Feb 2020 16:11:32
Hope it's chelsea.

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15 Feb 2020 05:34:40
Good morning Ed002, is there any sort of update on the breakaway league?

{Ed002's Note - Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins, has on several occasions requested a meeting with an extant group of sides considering the pan-European breakaway to discuss his proposals. They have no interest in such a discussion but having identified the source of much of the funding (and that raising a concern) will wish to discuss it between themselves again. However, Ross with the help of Liverpool owners FSG organised a meeting of a number of clubs in Paris during January 2020 including Arsenal, Bayern Munich, PSG, Atletico, Manchester United, Juventus, Liverpool in order to discuss expanding the pre-season International Champions Cup to a much larger event where clubs would be members of the tournament through a debenture type system but need to commit to playing their first team in all games. Ajax, Chelsea, both Milan sides, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Marseille, Real Madrid and Spurs refused invitations to attend. Ross wants UEFA to formally recognise the tournament (there has been a discussion already) which would be a money spinner but will add many more first team games to the annual schedule. The involvement of FSG is related to their efforts to monetize the club further and includes a plan to hold American Football games at Anfield. However, Liverpool are not included in the breakaway discussions and will not be able to influence their discussions. There is no meeting of the "elite" sides involved in these discussions planned before the end of August although I suspect one will take place - but the breakaway will not be the main issue on the agenda.}

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15 Feb 2020 13:49:04
Thanks, Ed. I am always amazed at all the things you known.

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14 Feb 2020 11:02:33
Hello Ed002, is there any interest in Quincy Promes?

{Ed002's Note - Quincy Promes only moved to Ajax last summer, is doing well there and I am not aware of any interest.}

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14 Feb 2020 06:07:10
Hi Ed, please I would like to know know if Lyon will be open to offers for Houssem Aouar in the summer and if so, which clubs are keen.
Could you please share a view on Timo Werner's transfer situations, which teams are interested.
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Houssem Aouar (CM/AM) Manchester City approached Lyon about Aouar and Ndombele last summer and it was made clear that only one of these two key players will be allowed to leave this past summer - Manchester City maintain an interest but he is not first choice, as do Juventus but the interest of Barcelona has gone. Arsenal also maintain an interest but have a financial issue due to stupidity and will need to sell to bring in funds - they are also less attractive without Champions League football.

Timo Werner (S) RBL know of the interest of Chelsea who consider TW as a suitable replacement for Giroud - but they have other preferred options. Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid remain keen - but this could change quickly depending on other targets clubs have - for example, if by some chance MU were able to sign a Free Agent for the summer then interest in TW would go - equally if other clubs were not able to sign their targets, interest in TW might increase. Atletico signing Cavani would likely kill off their interest. Would Timo Werner be interested in a move to sit on the bench at Liverpool most of the time? If the answer is yes, or if Firmino is leaving then it makes sense. Many of the fans expect Klopp to add all of these players without anyone leaving and then completely change tactics and rotate them - it makes zero sense and the club has to meet Home Grown quotas as well. PSG are concerned about being shunned by Icardi and have looked at TW but have not declared any interest. Mr Mourinho is keen for Spurs to take him but there are concerns about the cost. The interest of Dortmund has gone with the signing of Haarland. Bayern Munich were never going to do business in January and played down all transfer talk but there is no doubt that Robert Lewandowski, who will be 32 at the start of next season, is going to need replacing in the next 18 months - and the plan had always been that it would be Timo Werner - they could yet look to do something or perhaps suggest he waits another year at RBL who have offered a new contract.}

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