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21 Mar 2019 19:20:45
Any plans to move on Mahrez? Are city looking at any wingers lately?

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21 Mar 2019 08:43:58
So it looks like Saul Niguez is coming down which means their CM quota is filled. Which could mean Auror if off from the list.

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18 Mar 2019 02:10:55
Hi Ed002 what players are Manchester city interested in?

{Ed002's Note - They want a LWB, DM, CM, AM. They have a number of options in each of these positions.


Ben Chilwell (LWB) - first choice
Alex Grimaldo (LWB)
Junior Firpo (LB) – looks to be heading elsewhere but Manchester City are keen given he can also play DM
Although not a position they need to fill, MC have been keeping an eye on 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.
Although not a position they need to fill, MC have been keeping an eye on Ozan Kabak (CB) has signed a new contract with Galatasaray 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.
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
Julian Weigl (DM) interest waning
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
Tiago Dantas (CM) - a youngster that Benfica consider Manchester City are trying to “steal” from them
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
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.
Isco (AM) - seen as a David Silva replacement but his future is unclear right now
João 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
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

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19 Mar 2019 01:08:17
You are an incredible man Ed002. Thank you.

19 Mar 2019 09:48:48
Ndombele is a beast!

25 Mar 2019 22:06:29
Give palace Walker in exchange and that’s a guaranteed playing time! Wan Bissaka is light years ahead of Walker. Probably the best RB in the league!

08 Mar 2019 21:39:27
Rumours of pep agreeing to go to juve.

Paper rumours so I don't really take notice but any substance to this. Any of the Ed's shed any info


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

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22 Feb 2019 05:46:00
From a Liverpool fan, I hope your man who was assaulted at the Shalke game makes a full and speedy recovery. Bloody awful that this still goes on.

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08 Nov 2018 16:25:22
Is anyone else disgusted with Raheem Sterling?
He tripped over his own feet and the ref awarded a penalty.
HE knew it was not and that there was no body contact.
He took the undeserved penalty and then celebrated scoring.

If he had an ounce of honesty and integrity in his body he would have admitted to the ref it was not a penalty.
OR, at least have deliberately missed by kicking to the side of the goals.

Personally, I feel it is no better than diving and cheating and he should be banned for at least 6 months. Maybe more cheats would think twice if this type of ban was in force.

Above all else, Manchester City are a class above the rest and this behaviour is an embarrassment to club and players.
Disgusted Celtic Fan.

{Ed033's Note - Sterling was probably trying to impress Barcelona or Real Madrid.

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01 Nov 2018 09:40:59
Hey eds, is there any truth in foden maybe going to dortmund?

{Ed002's Note - Foden is one of a number of young players based in England that Dortmund has an interest in. Juventus also have an interest.}

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20 Sep 2018 15:22:06
Hi Eds, there were rumours before the summer that David Silva might end up in Spain in the summer, is there any reason why this didn't happen?

In a way I'm glad it didn't happen because it's great to have such a player in the league but in another way I'm gutted because he plays for City and he makes them tick! finding an adequate replacement for him wouldn't be easy but surely this time next year he'll be somewhere in Spain? because it seemed like that's where he wanted to go.

{Ed002's Note - The plan is that David Silva will move to Las Palmas in 2019 (if the club release him and have a replacement) or in 2020 (when his contract expires). There is a chance he might be open to moving to Girona (who are also owned by City Football Group) next season.}

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20 Sep 2018 16:58:09
Interesting, thanks very much for that Ed2. Hope you are well mate.

{Ed002's Note - I am thanks.}

22 Sep 2018 01:50:05
Ed002, will City buy anyone to replace David Silva? Or will they use Bernardo Silva in midfield and buy another winger?

{Ed002's Note - Manchester City will continue to buy players for David Silva and anyone else who leaves to ensure that they remain competitive.}

22 Sep 2018 18:46:52
Thanks Ed.

29 Aug 2018 12:31:51
Eds, is there any credibility in the Sterling to Real Madrid story?

And if it's true, will this have any consequences in future deals for Neymar/ Mbappe/ Hazard?

{Ed002's Note - I don't see in Sterling moving to Real Madrid before the week is out.}

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29 Aug 2018 13:10:04
Sky Sports reported that this one is being planned for January/ next summer.

{Ed002's Note - Jolly good - the first done deal then.}

29 Aug 2018 13:45:02

Cheers Ed002.

Have a nice day!

29 Aug 2018 10:55:15
Hi eds,

Do you have any thoughts on where Yaya Toure is moving and how well you see him doing?

It’s london but not West Ham or Palace apparently, I’d be very surprised if it’s a top side like Chelsea, Arsenal or Spurs and this doesn’t leave many sides left!

He’s 35 and his game has dropped off significantly, a monster in his prime but I don’t see him starting for many teams in the premier league anymore.


{Ed002's Note - I have no thoughts about Yaya Toure at all. Olympiakos are keen but unattractive. Marseille of course is where he wants to go but at the weekend Kevin Strootman resolved that problem for them.}

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29 Aug 2018 14:19:13
Cheers ed, I suspect a large part of these rumours are just his agent trying to stir up some interest.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of the rumours RVD.}

29 Aug 2018 14:29:54
Oh right no worries. His agent has posted on Twitter that he has completed a medical in London and is close to joining a new club. I saw it on sky sports this morning. He also said that it isn’t West Ham or Palace.

{Ed002's Note - You should ask his agent on Twitter then. I can't help with that.}

29 Aug 2018 15:19:53
Not a problem ed, like I said I suspect he’s trying to draw some eyes and potentially attract interest in Toure.

{Ed002's Note - I can't see sudden interest from elsewhere, the only interested side I am aware of remains Olympiakos.}

29 Aug 2018 15:31:37
Ok thanks a lot for your help ed.

23 Jul 2018 13:13:43
Eds what's the story with sterling, is citys reason for putting him up for sale the contract situation? Also who could be in for him?

{Ed001's Note - the reason his contract is running down is because Pep does not think he is good enough and has been wanting to sell him since he arrived. Who is we?}

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24 Jul 2018 09:12:41
We? I don't know?

{Ed001's Note - sorry mate, I am full of cold and misread your question. My apologies. There is not a lot of interest, purely because of the wages he commands.}

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.


{Ed002's Note - See elsewhere.}

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20 Jul 2018 17:17:28
Hello ed002,

Can we have a little bit of update on man city transfer for the remaining transfer window?

It seems a little bit quiet here.


{Ed002's Note - To the best of my knowledge it is something like this:

Philippe Sander (CB) - a cheap but very promising centre back option - but the club was caned over agent fees
Riyad Mahrez (RW) – completed – frees up a player to leave

Potential interest remains in:

(GK) – we will have to see
Leonardo Bonucci (CB) - provides leadership but age is against him
Toby Alderweireld (CB) - but may need to fend off an offer of a new deal from Spurs, Manchester United and Real Madrid - unlikely
Julian Weigl (DM) – Jorginho option, injured right now
Mario Lemina (DM) – Jorginho option
Miralem Pjanic (CM) – very expensive and interest from elsewhere so very unlikely right now

Interest gone, not for sale or moved elsewhere:

Berke Ozer (GK) - will move to Fenerbahce for the chance of first team football
Matthijs de Ligt (CB) – not going to happen
Eder Militao (RB/CB) - Manchester City know they would need to pay well over the odds if he was to move to England in order to get a work permit - but may do so to block a move to Lazio or Juventus - Chelsea and Porto are options
Sergio Busquets (DM) - over ambitious bid will go nowhere
Jorginho (DM) – gone to Chelsea
Fred (CM) - gone to Manchester United
Jean Michael Seri (CM) – gone elsewhere
Thiago Alcantara (CM) – interest gone
Douglas Costa (RW) – interest gone as Juve look to profiteer
Leon Bailey (LW) – has turned down a move elsewhere and will likely stay where he is this summer
Thomas Lemar (LW) – gone elsewhere
Rafael Leao (F) – will move to Borussia Dortmund
Paulo Dybala (LW/F) – supposedly not available but an offer from elsewhere may still arrive – I don’t see him moving as it stands right now


Cengiz Under (RW/AM) - one for the future but there is interest if he becomes available
Kylian Mbappe (W/F) - considered initially as an alternative to Mahrez but Manchester City are now looking at him playing in a more fluid role and a little something has now happened that could see a very significant offer made if he became available. However, it would be far from a surprise with Neymar looking to stay another season to see Real Madrid look to Mbappe this summer in addition to Hazard. And there is a better than good chance that they may be joined by Manchester City in making an offer if the club can make the necessary financial provisions - and making Sterling available and taking a loan against next season's earnings could be a big step in that direction.


Angus Gunn (GK) - gone to Southampton
Pablo Maffeo (RB) - gone to Stuttgart
Angelino (LB) - gone to PSV
Yaya Toure (CB) - released
Olarenwaju Kayode (S) - left for Shakhtar
Javairo Dilrosun (LW/F) - Gone to Herta
A few players have gone on loan

Players who will be sold or are at least available:

Joe Hart (GK)
Jason Denayer (CB)
Fernandinho (DM)
Oleksandr Zinchenko (CM)
Brahim Diaz (AM)
Patrick Roberts (RW)
Raheem Sterling (RW/LW)

Thoughts are also turning to the futures of Vincent Kompany (CB), David Silva (AM)
and Sergio Aguero (S)

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21 Jul 2018 16:25:03
Well I thought that mbappe is set to stay for one more season at psg before moving. so there is slight chance he will move this summer then

Thanks for the reply ed. brilliant as always.

19 Jul 2018 10:14:00
Ed002 any clue who City's Jorginho alternative is?
Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu.

{Ed002's Note - As Jorginho and Sergio Busquets are not available it will be Julian Weigl (if he can prove his fitness before the EPL window closes) or Mario Lemina.}

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28 Jun 2018 20:01:39
This is the full list, some are no doubt duplicates but it is difficult to keep track now there are so many! I have started noting down who is requesting them now, so that is why you will see a posters name next to some of them.


Lev Yashin
Gordon Banks
Peter Shilton
Jose Luis Chilavert
Kevin Keegan
Graeme Souness
Jan Molby
Ronaldinho - Salah
Zinedine Zidane
George Weah
Abedi Pele
Bobby Charlton
Jack Charlton - *
George Best
Billy Liddell try and check out Phil Neale's anecdote ref billy and bob paisley ( bobs fave player) ball bursting in Kop end
Stanley Matthews
Stan Mortensen
Tom Finney
Franz Beckenbauer
Alfredo di Stefano
Kenny Dalglish
Alessandro Del Piero
Francesco Totti
Paolo Maldini
Jari Litmanen
Franco Baresi
Roberto Baggio
Gabriel Batistuta
Toto Schillachi
Rudi Voller
Marco van Basten
Marco Simone
Jean Pierre Papin
Ivan de la Pena
Dixie Dean
Johann Neeskens
Ronaldo (the real one)
Geoff Twentyman
Luis Figo
Antonin Panenka
Hakan Sukur
Hidetoshi Nakata
Carlos Valderrama
Jean-Pierre Papin
Osvaldo Ardiles
Lothar Matthaus
Javier Zanetti
Ruud Gullit
Mario Kempes
Francisco Gento
Dino Zoff
Just Fontaine
Gianni Rivera
Ayew Abedi Pele
Alcides Ghiggia
Kopa Raimond
Giachinto Fachetti
Gerd Muller
Hristo Stoichkov
Zbigniew Boniek
Nilton Santos
Luis Suarez (the original)
Giancarlo Antognoni
Francisco Varallo
Jean-Marie Pfaff
Juan Roman Riquelme
Pablo Aimar
Andrea Pirlo
Alan Hansen
Pat Jennings
Bruce Grobelaar
Pavel Nedved
Javier Zanetti
Robbie Fowler
Paul McGrath
Ray Clemence
Dejan Savicevic
Peter Schmeichel
Gianluigi Buffon
Roberto Carlos
Bobby Moore
Steven Gerrard
Claude Makalele
Patrick Vieira
Gheorghe Hagi
Filipo Inzaghi
Alessandro Del Piero
Matt le Tissier
Michael Laudrup
David Seaman
Emlyn Hughes
Terry McDermott
Jimmy Case
Sammy Lee
Antonio di Natale
Edgar Davids
Elisha Scott
Rui Costa
Paulo Futre
Joao Pinto
Fernando Couto
Bernd Schuster
Juan Valeron
Ruud Krol
Johnny Haynes
Enzo Fransecoli
Hugo Sanchez
Roger Milla
Paul Gascoigne
Thierry Henry
Nacka Skoglund
Jay Jay Okocha
Mathias Sammer
Alessandro Nesta
Eric Cantona
Marquez (ex-Barca cb)
Fernando Redondo
Ron Yeats
David Backham
Rio Ferdinand
Paul Scholes
Ryan Giggs
Shinsuke Nakamura
Hidetoshi Nakata
Ruban Sosa
Enzo Scifo
Dragan Stojkovic
Fabrizio Ravanelli
Alan Shearer
Dennis Law
Carlos Alberto
Just Fontaine
Kevin Phillips
Igor Belanov
Walter Zenga
Ruben Sosa
Emilio Butragueno
Ivan Zamorano
Clarence Seedorf
Ian Rush
John Fashanu
Justin Fashanu
John Charles
Ivor Allchurch
Paulo di Canio
Nobby Solano
Matthieu Flamini
Curtis Woodhouse
Craig Bellamy
Josef Bican
Matthias Sindelaar
Gunnar Norhdahl
Guiseppe Meazza
Didi (Brazilian one)
Nilton Santos
Djama Santos
Elias Figuero
Teofilla Cubillas
Zvomir Boban.
Juninho Paulista
Georgi Kinkladze
Fabio Cannavaro
Oliver Kahn
Michael Ballack
Jamie Carragher
Roy Keane
Phillip Lahm
John Barnes
Gary Speed
Xabi Alonso
Jimmy Greaves
Jesper Olsen
Phil Neal
Alessandro Costacurta
Zvonimir Boban
Marcel Desailly
Stanley bowles
Alan hudson
Charlie cooke
Colin bell
Leighton James
Gianfranco zola
Glenn hoddle
Jimmie johnstone
Frank worthington
Tony currie
John robertson
Christian Vieri
Davor Suker
Robert Prosinecki
Alen Boksic
Markus Babbel
Frank Rijkaard
Liam Brady
Alexander Zavarov
Alexander Mostovoi
Emlyn Hughes
Heleno de Freitas
Giorgio Chinaglia
David Fairclough
Gordon Hodgson
Elisha Scott
Alex Raisbeck
Harry Chambers
Sam Hardy
Tom Bromilow
Ephraim Longworth
Jocelyn Angloma
Henrik Larsson
Gaetano Scirea
Walter Tull
Robin Friday
Gerson - MK Scouser
Pavel Nedved - MKS
Dalglish - MKS
Zico - MKS
Maradona - MKS
Zidane - MKS
Ronaldinho - MKS
Iniesta - MKS
Christian Chivu - MK Scouser.

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03 Jul 2018 09:33:02
'Ronaldo (the real one) ' hahaha I love it! it's right though, I bloody loved Ronaldo, what a player!

Great list there, wow some of them players though, just the best of the best. I really miss some of these players, it's just not the same today imo.

{Ed001's Note - you sound like me grandad....}

03 Jul 2018 16:40:48
I know Ed mate I sound like mine too, bloody hell! lol.

{Ed001's Note - you are probably about the same age as mine though....}

03 Jul 2018 20:09:05
Hahaha you bugger lol I'll start looking like a fossil next mate put it that way! I bloody feel like one these days lol.

{Ed001's Note - start?}

10 Jul 2018 17:11:41
Don't think ya list is long enough ed. May have to add a few more to it. Haha.

{Ed001's Note - there are already a few more since this went up:
Paolo Montero - kpm100
Michel Preud'Homme - jonipt
Renat Dessaev - BRover
Bert Trautmann - MK Scouser
Sergio Goycochea - GOULDY77
ivan de la pena - bakedbeanboy
George Weah - stg
Gabriel Batistuta - red deano

12 Jul 2018 13:44:09
Glad that Marquez is in the list. One of my favourite players. He looks like a really likeable kind of guy too.

{Ed001's Note - still playing though, was in the World Cup.}

12 Jul 2018 14:10:34
Yeah watched him in one of them. He was in midfield instead in that game. Really liked him when he was in Spain playing with that dude with a mop hair. I totally forgot the name.

{Ed001's Note - Carles Puyol. He has often played midfield throughout his career.}

19 Jul 2018 10:11:32
Nice one Ed001, I was going to request Liam Brady.
How about Johnny Giles?

{Ed001's Note - added him to the list for you mate.}

31 May 2018 12:52:30
Any news on potential signings?

{Ed002's Note - The club are in discussions regarding Mahrez and Jorginho.}

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04 Jun 2018 10:45:39
Helll Ed02
Apart from this two, Are city looking to bring in more players? Do you expect them to add a few more?


{Ed002's Note - Yes, a CB and another midfield player.}

07 Jun 2018 08:25:21
Sorry for the late response Ed. Thanks for the info. Could you tell me which are the players city are looking to sign?

{Ed002's Note - Leonardo Bonucci (CB) - provides leadership but age is against him - won't happen
Toby Alderweireld (CB) - but may need to fend off an offer of a new deal from Spurs, Manchester United and Real Madrid - very unlikely
Matthijs de Ligt (CB) - would need convincing he would get game time - but they will try
Eder Militao (RB/CB) - Manchester City know they would need to pay well over the odds if he was to move to England in order to get a work permit - but may do so to block a move to Lazio or Juventus - another English side and Porto are options for him.
Fred (CM) - won't happen - signed for Manchester United
Jean Michael Seri (CM) - won't happen - tentative agreement with another side
Miralem Pjanic (CM) - offer rejected and asking price well beyond what interested sides expected
Thiago Alcantara (CM) - unlikely as there is serious interest from elsewhere.}

07 Jun 2018 10:00:48
Thanks for the details mate! It looks like none of the midfield players are happening due one or the other reason. Are they looking for some wild card entries mate?
My gues is Toby will either head to Real or UTD as a part of player and cash swap.
Cheers mate.

{Ed002's Note - They will try again for Pjanic.}

07 Jun 2018 11:11:52
Thanks again Ed02. Somewhere in Real page you said They would like to bring Pjanic to replace Modric.
On the city front Pjanic and Jorginho are similar players mate, infact very similar. How would that shape up there.
Would love to hear from you on this? Or does it mean they won’t cough up for Jorginho?

{Ed002's Note - I am not interested in comp[aring players and yes RM are interested.}

07 Jun 2018 11:38:45
No problem Ed02. Thanks for the info ☺️.

17 Apr 2018 16:01:18
Hi Ed,
With links today regarding Mbappe and Thiago, if you have time, can we have a little run down of who City are interested in and who could be making way?
Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Needs an update but something like:
Toby Alderweireld (CB) - but may need to fend off an offer of a new deal from Spurs, Manchester United and Real Madrid
Militao (RB) - Manchester City know they would need to pay well over the odds if he was to move to England in order to get a work permit - but may do so to block a move to Juventus
Julian Weigl (DM)
Jorginho (M)
Fred (CM)
Jean Michael Seri (CM) - looking less likely as someone else in talks
Thiago Alcantara (CM)
Riyad Mahrez (RW)
Paulo Dybala (LW/F)
Thomas Lemar (LW)

Yaya Toure
David Silva

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17 Apr 2018 16:38:51
Many thanks Ed.
Shocked they’d let Silva go. A return to Spain for him you think?

{Ed002's Note - At his age he needs to be playing.{

20 Mar 2018 23:28:30

Any chance of potential ins and outs for the summer?


{Ed002's Note - ask in a couple of weeks please.}

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06 Apr 2018 21:16:37

Now a good time?


{Ed002's Note - thanks for the prompt, but I will beg another week whilst I have been moving house.

06 Apr 2018 23:50:35
No worries.

16 Apr 2018 08:16:02
Not just a Utd fan here guys, But a football fan also. Your football this season has been a joy to watch. Well done for winning the hardest league in the world this season. hopefully it's more of a competition for us below you next year.

24 Feb 2018 08:45:21
Good on Pep for wearing the ribbon. Hard not to like him even when you're not a Manchester City fan!

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08 Feb 2018 16:59:13

Is Aguero likely to stay or go in the summer?


{Ed002's Note - I cannot tell you what is likely but there is the possibility he will leave.}

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08 Feb 2018 17:20:56

Are they looking to buy another striker (s) and are any teams interested in him?

{Ed002's Note - Atletico may look to taking him back.}


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