01 Sep 2018 00:26:26
Markovic’s deal has fallen through, we’d gone from overpricing him to agreeing to sell him for around £3 mil. Twitter is blaming him but is there another reason it didn’t go through? He’s going to leave end of the season for nothing but most teams will not want him if he doesn’t play for a year. If he’s decided against the move it seems odd in my eyes but I’m sure you Ed’s know more than me!

{Ed002's Note - I rather suspect he will still move this summer.}

1.) 01 Sep 2018
01 Sep 2018 17:57:06
Apparently failed to agree personal terms.

2.) 01 Sep 2018
01 Sep 2018 19:55:27
Sorry Ed couod you advise please were he could still move to please? I thought it had to happen in August mate that's all.

{Ed002's Note - Benfica might yet be an option.}

3.) 02 Sep 2018
02 Sep 2018 18:18:44
The Portuguese transfer window closes on the 21st of September, so there's plenty of time.

{Ed002's Note - Sporting has had an interest in the past and I understand they will be tried, and I think an attempt to get interest from a Russian side failed yesterday (Saturday). Else he stays and Liverpool need to make a decision.}

4.) 02 Sep 2018
02 Sep 2018 18:54:33
Thanks Ed002. Didn't the Russian transfer window close at the end of August though?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, but they had 18 hours leeway to get registrations completed allowing anything underway by 11PM local Friday to complete registrations. The idea being to overcome any issue like the Adrien Silva problem where the international clearance paperwork was late there are no problems. You will recall the fuss over Andrei Arshavin's delayed transfer completion. The FAs should all consider taking this approach - it is not meant to be an additional day or extension to the window, just something to help avoid problems. But what it did in the case of Markovic was allow sufficiant time to contact a Russian side on Friday and try and complete on Saturday - but to no avail. Right now, Portugal is the only realistic solution unless loaned to the Czech Republic or anywhere else the window remains open. The agent has made his views on Liverpool very clear indeed over this matter.}

5.) 02 Sep 2018
02 Sep 2018 21:00:09
Thanks so much Ed002. Your knowledge on the matter is absolutely incredible.