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)

1.) 22 Jun 2019
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.}

2.) 23 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019 09:18:43
Ed002, don't you mean Dortmund instead of PSG in the Weigl part?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

3.) 24 Jun 2019
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.}

4.) 24 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019 14:48:53
When did I troll you?

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

5.) 24 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019 16:18:28
I just have lots of questions. Doesn't mean I'm trolling.