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21 Jul 2018 11:03:03
Hi Ed's,

Any ideas on the potential outs this window? I imagine there should be a fair amount of movement, maybe permanent deals for the perennial loanees such as Mangala, Denayer, Roberts and Joe.

Cheers,
TheManOfMeat.

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{Ed002's Note - See elsewhere.}


 

 

22 May 2017 12:01:44
Hi Ed,

With 3rd place and a CL spot now confirmed, any news of the targets we will be going for this summer?

I imagine this transfer window is going to be crazy - and not just for us. With Liverpool/ Chelsea needing to improve to handle CL football and both Arsenal/ United striving to get a charge on the top 4 or even the title, this summer is going to be insane.

Cheers,
TheManOfMeat.

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{Ed002's Note - Quick and dirty but:

GK
Ederson Moraes (GK from Benfica - expected to sign but MU may see him as an option if DDG leaves)
Jordan Pickford (has been looked at but with MC keen on another it seems unlikely)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (unlikely)

RB
Nelson Semedo (RB) (expensive with interest from elsewhere but seems to be the first choice right now)
Hector Bellerin (might be very tough to persuade Arsenal to sell and barcelona are very keen - unlikely)
Fabinho (of interest to MU as well - may be seen as a DM option)
Elseid Hysaj (Napoli would sell but only at a high price)
Benjamin Henrichs (RB – wanted, did not happen in January but he will extend his deal with BL.)

CB
Antonio Rüdiger (back to first choice)
Aymeric Laporte - (a deal was agreed last January but nothing came of it post his injury)
Yerry Mina (approach rejected by player and interest gone in the Palmeiras youngster who will likely head to Barcelona who have a 2018 option)
Virgil van Dijk (still a maybe)
Boubacar Kamara (Summer will see an effort made to secure him for the future - l'OM will resist and don't need the money)
Leonardo Bonucci (unlikely)

LB
Juan Bernat (first choice and Guardiola will push for the Bayern youngster)
Alex Grimaldo (probably a new first choice as a LB if Bernat is not available)
Ryan Bertrand (LB) - Bertrand and Walker seem to be the favourites right now if Bernat and Grimaldo bids fail
Kyle Walker (LB) - Emerging as an expensive option
Benjamin Mendy (versatile but so expensive he may well have been priced out of a move)
Kieran Tierney (everyone and his dog is looking - unlikely)
David Alaba (unlikely)
Jose Luis Gaya (interest is back but probably not)
Djibril Sidibe (interest growing but unlikely)
Ryan Sessegnon (unlikely)
Danny Rose (an expemsive plan B option)
Aaron Martin (LB) - unlikely

M
William Carvalho - potential long-term Yaya Toure replacement
Ivan Rakitic (there is interest and Barcelona would be open to a high offer)
Tony Kroos (likely heading elsewhere)
Youri Tielemans - No, he will go to ASM
Dele Alli - Not going to happen
Isco - something may be possible

W
Gelson Martins (will sign a new deal at Sporting and look for a future move to Barcelona or Madrid - don't rule out a bid)
Kylian Mbappe (prefers Real Madrid or PSG – not keen on the idea of the grim north of England with all of the pits and mines)
Andre Silva (MU also interested in the Porto winger)
Thomas Lemar - difficult

F
Aguero will stay as MC cannot get the player they want. Alexis Sanchez (unlikely - if he leaves it will be to PSG or Juventus)
Moussa Dembele (the player would be dumb to move to MC and demands to be first pick - unlikely)
Messi (will maybe stay at Barcelona but City will bid if the chance comes)
Kasper Dolberg (everyone and his dog is watching him)
Antoine Griezmann (possibly)
Thomas Muller (I suspect interest has gone)
Kylian Mbappé (very unlikely)


 

 

31 Aug 2016 08:50:21
Hi Ed,

Any ideas on who's likely to be finalized before the window?

Has Nasri widely reported to be loaned to Sevilla along with Joe to Torino to be confirmed, any news on Bony or any other potential outs less heard of?

Cheers,
TheManOfMeat.

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{Ed002's Note - Nasri is being loaned to Sevilla and Hart to Torino as have been explained. As previously noted, Mangala will leave but there is no agreement where with offers still being considered - but one is from Porto and that is the likely destination. Bony will go. Toure I expect to leave in January. Denayer will probably stay but there is interest from a couple of clubs - one to sort out this morning. An offer made on Thursdya for Mbabbe has been rejected.}


 

 

19 Aug 2016 12:53:06
Hi all,

Thought I'd throw a proper rumour on here that, from my source, is apparently nailed on.

A friend of mine's wife works at a catering company, where the head chef there has a second job as Joe Harts personal chef. He has apparently just handed in his notice and said that he is moving to Spain for a year, to continue his duties for Joe whilst he is on a year long loan at Barcelona.

I can't personally validate it of course, but my source was 100% positive of this.

No idea if there are any whispers from the Eds on to Joe's next club?

Cheers,
TheManOfMeat.

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{Ed002's Note - Firstly Manchester City are not looking for a loan - the preference is to sell him on. Right now the first thing to happen is to see how Manchester City feel about a creative offer from Sevilla. If they are open to it then the player will have the option to decide if he wants a move to Spain. Next up, Everton might be interested and if a deal could be agreed between the clubs, then again the player will need to think about the option. Else, his agent needs to get some work done.

Barcelona are going to sign Jasper Cillessen to replace Bravo - although interestingly they had another plan if it were ter Stegen to leave.

Little of this should be a suprise.}


1.) 19 Aug 2016 16:24:53
Hi Ed002,

I thought they got it confused with Sevilla but they said Barcelona when I asked again, along with saying it was off now anyway. Wether it was actually ever a realistic option is debatable in itself.

Would there be any more information on what this creative offer would be? I personally think he would opt Everton providing the new owners could sell him on their ambitions of achieving Champions League football.

Cheers,
TheManOfMeat

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona have never been an option. The detail of the offer from Sevilla is really of no relevance.}


 

 

09 Aug 2016 17:02:08
Hi Ed,

Any chance you could explain the Rulli situation? Does seem to be a strange transfer dealing, are we essentially selling him with a buy back option?

Cheers,
TheManOfMeat.

TheManOfMeat

{Ed002's Note - It is unusual and something that the football authorities would like to end. It is embroiled in an investment company called the Stellar Group who financially control Deportivo Maldonado, a Uruguayan side with no real facilities and a small fan base. They legally hold (or have held) the rights to a number of players who are high profile (Jonathan Calleri, Alex Sandro and Pablo Osvaldo all come to mind) and were "purchased" and then sold on at a significant profit to the London-based investment company and the agent who deals with most of these players, Gustavo Arribas, who is also the Director General of the Argentinian Intelligence agency. Manchester City would like to purchase Rulli outright but only 70% of his rights are for sale and he cannot therefore play in England. To overcome this, Manchester City have sold their portion of his ownership and Deportivo Maldonado have sold part of their portion of his ownership (in reality Stellar's and Arribas' portion) to Real Sociedad and then agreed to sell the remaining 30% over a three year period to Real Sociedad to overcome Spanish rules regarding part ownership. Manchester City for their part in facilitating this has and agreement that they can buy the goalkeeper for something like €15m once he is fully owned by Real Sociedad (or for a cost of €15M plus a negoiated fee for the remaining rights). As with any buy back clause, they would need to any higher offer made by another side in the future. Rulli would not be eligible for a UK work permit but I understand that he will seek a European passport. That would be seen by the UK as a passport of convenience and would not help him. The player knew that if he moved to Manchester City he would have to be loaned out and eventually probably sold. Like Calleri, none of this is illegal but perhaps it should be - it is well beyond the third party ownership that is rife in South America. Deportivo Maldonado is a effectively a shell for Stellar and Arribas to exploit Uruguayan tax laws.}


 

 

 

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07 Jun 2016 22:18:01
There's been a lot of talk around midfielders and centre backs in the news, however not heard much about the plans on our full backs.

Clichy and Sagna can still do a job but I think an injection of youth is definetly needed. I can see kolarov and Zaba making way (Kolarov never convinced me, Zaba would be with a heavy heart though)

Have there been any whispers of who Pep may be looking at?

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19 Aug 2016 16:24:53
Hi Ed002,

I thought they got it confused with Sevilla but they said Barcelona when I asked again, along with saying it was off now anyway. Wether it was actually ever a realistic option is debatable in itself.

Would there be any more information on what this creative offer would be? I personally think he would opt Everton providing the new owners could sell him on their ambitions of achieving Champions League football.

Cheers,
TheManOfMeat

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{Ed002's Note - Barcelona have never been an option. The detail of the offer from Sevilla is really of no relevance.}


 

 

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08 Jul 2016 09:11:14
I could see a merry go round happening, Madrid will need to sell if they want Pogba, Kroos being the one to move on to make up the deficit, a touted 63m in stories I've seen.

Would be nice seeing gundogan and kroos controlling the game for us, the bonus being united don't get Pogba too! Just have to see how it plays out after the final.

Mourinho is definetly doing his recruitment right at the moment though and if he does end up at United they're going to up there next season.

Can't wait for next season!

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06 Jul 2016 11:07:30
3 at the back could be a possibility, with Kompany, otamendi, Mangala, Denayer plus the options of stones/another CB if they are brought in we would be pretty stacked, 3 would give more opportunity for rotation.

Also literally as I was writing this just seen we had a 38m bid for Bonucci rejected so if we go back in for him and pull him off we are definetly stacked!

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06 Jul 2016 08:37:46
Cheers Ed, Fernandinho and Silva are surprising as they are both certainly good enough in my opinion, only thing I can think is that age is counting against them to try and have some resale value?

Thinking about the RB/LB positions going off the earlier post by Ed002 it doesn't look like we had any primary targets in those positions, is there anyone specific we would be looking at ready for first team football? Seen stories of both Zabaleta and Kolarov having interest so imagine they would be the two to go.

Cheers,
TheManOfMeat

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{Ed001's Note - I only got told they asked for stats packs for fullbacks who had stood out statistically to analysts.}


 

 

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03 Jul 2016 10:45:20
Thanks Ed,

Just a note, both Richard Wright and Demichelis have been released, imagine some of the youth players are to take their slots in the squad, possibly Angus Gunn and Denayer, unless the rumours of a new keeper come to fruition.

Cheers,
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