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30 Jun 2020 19:43:26
Hi Ed002,

Appreciate the list of names from back in January but after seeing the Sane saga finally come to a close today (along with the effects of the virus over the past months), are there any updates on who we are looking at across the extended transfer window or changes in priority?

Cheers,
TheManOfMeat.

{Ed002's Note - I would discount Mikel Oyarzabal from the three options I mentioned in January - leaving Leon Bailey and Kingsley Coman as options. They are still interested in both but may be looking elsewhere as well.}

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10 May 2020 23:17:37
Is Houssem Aouar a target for City?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

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15 Feb 2020 10:03:50
Hi Ed002

How do you think the UEFA ban will affect City’s plans and investment?

are they likely to be successful going via CAS?

{Ed002's Note - I would not expect too much change in terms of transfer plans but some players will look to reject moves if the club are not playing in the Champions League for a couple of seasons. The case is multifaceted in that it covers accounting over-statements and issues surrounding the hacked information (for which the first appeal was launched on June 5, 2019). There was also another issue related to an illegal payment to an agent but that was dropped in December.

I have no way to gauge the outcome of any appeal - but it could take some time.}

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15 Feb 2020 17:17:17
Thanks Man in understand that.

How does it works when something is appealed? Is it business as usual until it’s resolved?

{Ed002's Note - That would need to be requested.}

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04 Jan 2020 16:28:01
Ed002, could you provide an update on Manchester City transfer targets?

{Ed002's Note - Putting aside the timing, MC will look to a CB soon, perhaps a Silva replacement and perhaps a Sane replacement
Caglar Soyuncu (CB) first choice Leicester don't want to sell.
Nathan Ake (CB)
Samuel Umtiti (CB) decision is that he is not up to scratch - to be sold
Ruben Dias (CB) Expect a move to recruit Ruben Dias regardless of talks with two other sides. Benfica will want a premium in January and I suspect Manchester City will throw money at him if they cannot wait until summer and cannot get their first choice.
Pau Torres (CB) Villareal will sell at the right price.
Milan Skriniar (CB) very unlikely option.
Dael Fry (CB) gone very quiet.
Hakon Evjen (RW/CM) may see an approach in January as there is serious interest from elsewhere
Thiago Almada (AM/LW/F) - may involve a long-term "loan" to Sporting.
Mohamed Ihattaren (AM/RM/RW) at the end of 2018 five clubs were invited to watch MI including Chelsea, Barcelona, Olympique Lyon, Benfica and Manchester City. Chelsea have a chap who does look at players on their behalf in the Nederlands but without asking him I don't know if Chelsea have looked again at him recently, but Chelsea could as for him if a deal for MvG is to be done.
Kai Havertz (AM) another David Silva replacement - but very expensive
Jadon Sancho (RW/LW) a potential David Silva replacement - but strong interest from elsewhere and over priced.
Antonio Marin (LW/F) Dinamo Zagreb kiddie interesting Chelsea, Manchester City, Milan, Villarreal and Juventus.
Mikel Oyarzaba (F) Real Sociedad want €45M - price is high - but versatile and perhaps a Sane replacement
Slobodan Tedic (F) will sign in January and stay on loan with Cukaricki
Ibrahim Said (RW/AM) Porto, Manchester City, Sporting, AEK Athens are pushing for the kiddie who also impress scouts from Chelsea, Liverpool, Union Berlin and Braga at the U17 World Cup.}

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04 Jan 2020 18:29:18
Thank you Ed 😄.

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07 Dec 2019 20:22:59
Game over boys.

Oh wait, there's no one here.

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08 Dec 2019 07:08:04
Was going to say to the eds that it must be easy to keep these pages in order.

{Ed047's Note - when I saw the post come up for this page I thought 100% that will be a United fan and here you are! 😂

Yes mate it’s very easy, no falling out, no us and them, no reading Shappy and DLIB’s master pieces! 🤪😂

Nice win yesterday though.

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14 Nov 2019 19:02:47
Do they have interest in Nico Elvedi? Is Sane going to Bayern Munich, and are they going to offload Gabriel Jesus?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any Manchester City interest in Nco Elvedi but Borussia Moenchengladbach are very keen on him staying and fending off any interest. They want to keep GJ if they can.}

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14 Nov 2019 20:04:29
That was quick, thank you Ed.

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14 Nov 2019 20:04:29
That was quick, thank you Ed.

{Ed002's Note - As you get older you will notice it happens more quickly.}

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13 Nov 2019 13:11:53
Eds any idea who city are targeting for january?

{Ed002's Note - Putting aside the timing, MC will look to a CB soon, perhaps a Silva replacement and perhaps a Mane replacement
Ruben Dias (CB) Expect a move to recruit Ruben Dias regardless of talks with two other sides. Benfica will want a premium in January and I suspect Manchester City will throw money at him if they cannot wait until summer.
Milan Skriniar (CB) very unlikely option.
Dael Fry (CB) gone very quiet.
Hakon Evjen (CM) may see an approach in January as there is serious interest from elsewhere
Thiago Almada (AM/LW/F) - perhaps a Sane replacement
Antonio Marin (LW/F) Dinamo Zagreb kiddie interesting Chelsea, Manchester City, Milan, Villarreal and Juventus.
Erling Haaland (F)
Mikel Oyarzaba (F) Real Sociedad want €45M - price is high - but perhaps a Sane replacement
Slobodan Tedic (F) will sign in January and stay on loan with Cukaricki
}

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22 Jun 2019 04:21:02
Hello Ed002. Huge fan of your knowledge and your character.
If you don't mind, I am really curious about Manchester City transfer targets. Thank you in advance.

{Ed002's Note - LWB, CB, DM, CM, AM needed

Although not a position they need to fill, MC have been keeping an eye on a few:
Joao Cancelo (LWB) first choice and there is a good chance something can be done
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RWB) Crystal Palace don't wish to sell although there has been interest declared by Manchester City but a move seems unlikely without game time and that would do nothing but stiffle his career. Other clubs looked at him last season but Crystal Palace made clear that they wanted to keep him. He should stay where he is for now and take the opportunities he has.
Mario Fernandes (RB) unlikely
Max Aarons (RB) looked at but won't happen

Ben Chilwell (LWB) was first choice but looks difficult
Alex Grimaldo (LWB) Plan B
Luan Candido (LB) moving elsewhere
Junior Firpo (LB) – looks to be heading elsewhere but Manchester City are keen given he can also play DM and CB

Harry Maguire (CB) to replace Kompany
Kalidou Koulibaly (CB) very, very expensive if available and with discussions with another club resulted in Napoli saying he is not for sale - but that won't end the interest of a number of sides
Ozan Kabak (CB) has just moved from Galatasaray to Stuttgart so any immediate move is unlikely - and to boost his value - but much is expected of Kabak and he has attracted scouts from Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Arsenal, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Manchester United and, in particular, Inter Milan whose interest (together with Manchester City) led to the new contract with Gala he signed last year.
One for the future, Francisco Ferreira (CB) - Benfica won't want to sell Ferro and would want far too much money to do so

Ruben Neves (DM) may be priced out of a move but efforts to strike some sort of deal will be made - unlikely I would think
Julian Weigl (DM) interest waning and PSG may try to hold on to him
Thomas Partey (DM) - no approach from Manchester United but an approach from Manchester City turned away. Confirmed Ghana coach had suggested Manchester United as a destination in November. Inter interest went with a price rise sometime last year. Don't rule him out.
Boubakary Soumare (DM/CM) long term interest since he was at PSG and still being watched - but not ready for the significant step up so would likely be sent back on loan - also watched by Monaco, Valencia, Watford (who have spoken with Lille), Newcastle, Everton and Leicester

Rodrigo Hernandez (DM/CM) MC pushing for a deal - very much first choice
Houssem Aouar (CM) Manchester City approached Lyon about Aouar and Ndombele in Milan in January and it was made clear that only one key player will be allowed to leave this summer unless particularly stupid money is offered. A Plan B.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (CM) lost out on FdJ but seen as expensive and stronger interest from elsewhere
Tanguy Ndombele (CM/DM) - seen by Guardiola as the Yaya Toure replacement who could suit Manchester City for years to come - the enquiry with Lyon was simple, "he can be available for ten times what he cost us in the summer" (which was a cheap €8M) - an enormous step up and an outrageous price – and is likely heading elsewhere after talks
Saul Niguez (CM) seen as too expensive
Nicolo Zaniolo (CM) won't happen
Tiago Dantas (CM) - a youngster that Benfica consider Manchester City are trying to “steal” from them
Youri Tielemans (CM) very unlikely
Giovani lo Celso (CM) interest has gone
Ilay Elmkies (CM) 19 year old from Hoffenheim whose agent Jonathan Barnett is hawking around - Manchester City have taken a look, as have Ajax – I don’t expect anything to happen
Frenkie de Jong (CM) Manchester City looked at the player but he is heading elsewhere

Joao Felix (AM) Benfica will look to hold on to him and will give him a new contract - a move to Manchester City would not be advisable and the asking price is truly ridiculous, but MC are prepared to pay it as are MU and Real Madrid - but heading elsewhere
Isco (AM) - seen as a David Silva replacement but his future is not totally clear right now and he may look to stay in Madrid
Bruno Fernandes (AM) has been looked at
Nabil Fekir (AM) better priced option to BF
Hakim Ziyech (RW/AM) unlikely, will step away as other sides have done due to an issue
Reinier Jesus (AM) 17 year old very expensive and very unlikely

Everton (LW) Manchester City don't see value in the €50M asking price
Dwight McNeil (LW) seen as cover for Leroy Sane leaving

Kylian Mbappe (W/F) - considered initially as an alternative to Mahrez but Manchester City are wary of the price and would need to be looking at him playing in a more fluid role - a little something has now happened that could see a very significant offer made if he became available but I am doubtful at this time if Manchester City would be successful

Lautaro Martinez (S) Atletico, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have all scouted him.
Luka Jovic (S) heading elsewhere
Rodrigo Moreno (F)

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22 Jun 2019 18:26:37
Thank you Ed. Do they plan to buy back Angelino from PSV?

{Ed002's Note - The player is not keen.}

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23 Jun 2019 09:18:43
Ed002, don't you mean Dortmund instead of PSG in the Weigl part?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

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24 Jun 2019 14:30:01
One question, Ed002. Are Inter looking to offload Martinez or is the player looking for a move?

{Ed002's Note - It doesn't work like - trolling me from site to site is getting too much.}

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24 Jun 2019 14:48:53
When did I troll you?

{Ed002's Note - You are going from page to page asking questions.}

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24 Jun 2019 16:18:28
I just have lots of questions. Doesn't mean I'm trolling.

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23 May 2019 12:18:24
HI Eds is there any truth in the rumours that Guardiola has signed a contract with Juventus?

{Ed002's Note - No. Guardiola has a contract with Manchester City.}

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13 May 2019 22:22:31
Is there any truth to the New York Times article which claims that City are set to be banned from the Champions League for a year?

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10 May 2019 12:37:12
Evertonion here, please give an extra shout to your team on Sunday don't let them lot across Stanley Park sneak in the back door. Do you know you can't get a City or Spurs shirt on merseyside for love nor money 😉.

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05 May 2019 21:31:36
Its been a while since we last heard anything about the investigation of the potential breach of FFP rules. Are there any updates on that matter, or have the case been concluded without any sanctions?

Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - There are no updates that I would want to share at this time but it goes well beyond FFP.}

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02 May 2019 14:49:43
Hi ed002,

Do city have any interest in bruno fernandes?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

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02 May 2019 14:22:31
@Ed002

Is there any interest in Bruno Fernandes from Man City?

{Ed002's Note - Because someone else is not available, yes.}

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20 Apr 2019 12:37:52
Hi eds

Is it true that a few City players including Sane and Jesus have asked to leave? If so do you perhaps know who are interested? Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - It is true but it is a slightly different situation with Gabriel Jesus as MC cannot find a starting role for him. A third party acting on behalf of Leroy Sane has approache three sides, one in England who have other targets, Juventus and Bayern Munich - both of which have been interested before and both of which want to understand what the cost will be for him. Gabriel Jesus was previously seen as an alternative to Griezmann by Barcelona and has previously been of interest to Juve. Both could still be of interest particularly as Juventus have just lost out on another youngster they had plans to invest in.}

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26 Apr 2019 07:22:49
Ed are Spurs the English side a third party acting in behalf of Sane approached?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

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26 Apr 2019 09:35:00
Thanks Ed!

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28 Apr 2019 03:52:55
Probably Man utd or Chelsea. LFC, Spurs and Arsenal simply cannot afford Sane unless some first team players are sold.

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29 Apr 2019 06:35:41
Ed002, any other City player who is looking to leave?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, several will probably be leaving such as Mahrez, Danilo, Otamendi, plus Fernandinho ...}

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29 Apr 2019 08:20:35
Thanks, Ed.

Bigger summer for them then.

{Ed002's Note - Nothing beyond what has been in hand.}

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24 May 2019 18:30:09
Ed002, are the english side who was approached on behalf of Sane, part of this years Champions League final?

{Ed002's Note - No, and he won't be moving to an English side.}

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18 Apr 2019 22:42:56
We don’t play with a true holding mid like any other sides in EPL. It is no coincidence we concede when our defenders are exposed against counter. But did we not win the league last season?
People sounds like Liverpool are on the course for treble.
They still need someone to take points off from us.

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19 Apr 2019 08:36:55
So you’re a turncoat Harry?

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18 Apr 2019 09:52:01
I am not going to make excuses like Liverpool fans do. We won the game yet lost the tie. There are several factors involved.
I have said last week about the first leg where we did not attack Spurs enough and if you can’t defend well against quality then you are going to concede.
Not the end of the world. You learn.

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18 Apr 2019 14:59:00
You’re not going to make excuses like a Liverpool fan, you were a Liverpool fan about 3 minutes ago! I do worry about you, I can only guess that you’re going through puberty to be this immature.

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18 Apr 2019 15:44:47
You’re not going to make excuses but you were blaming VAR yesterday.

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18 Apr 2019 15:59:25
Check out “harry scousser” on Twitter, I’m sure he is one and the same. A City fan here but still a Liverpool fan on Twitter. Attention seeking much?

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18 Apr 2019 20:08:32
Nail on head, that is definitely "our Harry".

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19 Apr 2019 22:28:36
You are all giving him what he wants, a reaction.

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17 Apr 2019 20:52:11
Move on Mahrez and bring Son from spurs. Pay what it takes. The most underrated player in the league. Could play either side and up top. The lad is top top class. I am a massive fan. He would be an excellent addition. Him and Sterling either side wow!

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18 Apr 2019 14:03:16
Harry you ok? Come back to the LFC page I miss your random posts and now City have lost you can revert to being a LFC fan again.

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17 Apr 2019 20:07:21
1-0 inside 5 mts and I am not even surprised. Raheem Sterling is the best player in the league by an absolute mile. Could play anywhere across the front three and he delivers.

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16 Apr 2019 21:45:01
So Liverpool fans still think this UTD team will get a result against City. Of course we don’t have Messi but you still got Jones and young 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

There is more chance of city dropping points against Leicester than UTD 😂😂😂

We will smash them for a new record.

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17 Apr 2019 12:42:29
We? I thought you was a Liverpool fan?

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17 Apr 2019 23:34:17
Come to Old Trafford and get yourself a treble mate. can't get one at the Emptihad.

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17 Apr 2019 17:55:27
Yes I was Lerchy.

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18 Apr 2019 00:39:54
So you have changed allegiance to city then?

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18 Apr 2019 05:04:55
What so you've just jumped ship because there's a perceived better team to support? You're everything wrong with the modern game.

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18 Apr 2019 12:03:14
Seano, this is a site for talking about Manchester City.

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