15 Feb 2019 11:14:31
Morning eds any truth in Salah for Paulo Dybala plus €50m? Or is this media b. s. Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - As you know Salah has continued to be hawked around and certainly there has been a further discussion with PSG. Juve might be open to considering Salah as they are looking to continue to make major changes but Liverpool has shown no interest in Dybala - and he wants to move elsewhere, so the player agreeing to such a deal seems unlikely.}

1.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 13:17:29
Whats the story with Salah is he unhappy or what?

2.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 14:25:14
If we win this year and he still wants to leave then it can’t be considered to be to go looking for silverware. As per usual, it is likely driven by money.

3.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 14:28:08
It’s probably Salah’s agent as opposed to Salah handing in requests. As it stands he plays for LFC and bagging most weeks so I’d focus on that.

4.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 11:29:50
Cheers ed, it's really beyond belief that Salah has signed new deal and goes on Twitter to say he's going nowhere, but his agent can contact the every Tom dick and Harry to see who wants him. Is this common practice?

{Ed002's Note - Some players have agents that hawk them around. It is not uncommon.}

5.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 11:32:25
Ed u see the way u say hawked around! since the player has a contract and a fair bit to go on it can the club not stop this or anything footballers and agents are greedy b#%#%#%#s!

{Ed002's Note - It is how clubs recruit players.}

6.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 12:26:26
A further discussion with PSG? Sorry Ed I didn’t realise they were looking at Salah tbh. A Neymar replacement possibly?

{Ed002's Note - His agent approached PSG initially.}

7.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 13:05:27

It wouldn’t surprise me if a bid for Salah and it will be interesting to see the how the club responds.

One question, surely someone at the club is aware of Salah being touted around? And as for talks with PSG, if the club were aware of this, surely they would not be happy? Whilst PSG can’t talk to the player directly I presume, talks through the agent is very much the forefront of the discussion?

{Ed002's Note - Agents and clubs talk all of the time - that is, when not tapping players up, Liverpool get to sign players. It is the norm.}

8.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 17:31:10
Agreed it might be the norm Ed002 but my point is, surely the club are aware of Salah’s agent talking to PSG and flaunting him around.

It seems as though Salah’s agent are quite insistent and extremely proactive in this instance, clearly the club needs to prepare or at least question his actions.

I would.

{Ed002's Note - there is no secret Salah wants to move to Real Madrid. The club are not going to question it - particularly now two Liverpool players are openly talking about tapping a player up.}

9.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 18:11:59
uhhhh Mane and Keita are tapping up Timo Werner. Leipzing won't sell now.

10.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 20:36:57
Cheers for the info Ed.

11.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 20:19:10
Behave yourselves. 2 players asking a friend and former teammate to join them at their new club cannot be considered tapping up. That’s just ridiculous.
They should just have holding cells with no windows to keep players and managers in when not playing or training so they can’t ‘tap up’ their mates who play for other clubs.
Seriously are they not allowed to talk to their friends now? They should definitely ban international football if that’s the case. Imagine all of the ‘tapping up’ that goes on there!
Absolutely ridiculous.

{Ed002's Note - it is rapping up but it goes on. Uniquely in England the Liverpool players boast about it. They are cretics to do this.}

12.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 20:58:07
Is that what and who you meant Ed, Mané and Keita talking about Werner?

{Ed002's Note - of course.}

13.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 22:25:04
Players come, players go. I think we’ve got the best out of Salah and the end of the season would probably be the optimum time to sell.

14.) 16 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 23:52:08
Just sign jovic? A year younger and better.

15.) 16 Feb 2019
16 Feb 2019 10:43:18
An agent can hawk his player around to various clubs but the player’s club can do nothing about it. Players from one club can talk to the media about wanting their mate from another club to join them and the mate’s club can do nothing about it. If a club make overtures to a player from another club without that club’s permission it is tapping up and forbidden. Doesn’t this demonstrate that the rules surrounding tapping up are out of date and ineffective and need an overhaul?

{Ed002's Note - It is the job of the agent to talk to clubs about players. Players are not allowed to say they will be tapping up players on behalf of their club - Gerrard was caught doing that and admonished. If the media were to ask a player about another there would not be an issue them saying that it would be good if he joined - that would be fine. Klopp briefed members of the media over four players he wanted in an attempt to have them help him with his tapping up - although not covered in the rules it is unsportsmanlike. Maybe you don't have a clear understanding of the rules?}

16.) 16 Feb 2019
16 Feb 2019 11:22:12
Ed02, thanks for the reply. I happily admit I have only a rudimentary understanding of the rules despite you spending a lot of your time on this site explaining them to simpletons like me. But from that limited understanding they do seem to me be rather contradictory and geared towards the money-making activities of agents and others who inhabit professional football. One man’s deal making actions are another man’s tapping up activities .

{Ed002's Note - Agents are covered by very restive rules and it is now heading back to the more struck rules of full registration. But you have to remember that agents are contacting Liverpool about players to discuss them and in most cases that is how transfers work. The players will likely be written to and reminded of their responsibilities - that is the norm. Where clubs have encouraged players to do it it is more serious - Barcelona has had trouble in the past with that.}

17.) 16 Feb 2019
16 Feb 2019 12:49:14
I think it was MK Scouser that said they should just let people do what they want. Tapping up in some form will go on in the majority of transfers especially the big ones let’s just stop making such a big deal of it.
The fact is that the rules (whatever they are) are unenforceable in most cases as the ‘tapping up’ is too difficult to prove. There are so many ways in which people can communicate now I just don’t see the point in trying to pretend it doesn’t happen.

18.) 16 Feb 2019
16 Feb 2019 17:08:58
I'm not sure of ed002 answered but I was quickly flicking through responses and I couldn't see.
1) you said salahs agent been hawking him around to them but are they themselves interested?
2) if they are, is this a replacement for neymar or mbappe?


{Ed002's Note - I would not be surprised if they were. Yes it would be a replacement for either one.}

19.) 16 Feb 2019
16 Feb 2019 20:45:24
Tapping up is not new, just harder to keep a secret. Stevie G himself was blatantly tapped up at Euro 2004 by Lampard and Terry, hence we went a whole season with links to them.