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27 Feb 2020 07:37:36
Well if you believe the papers today, (which I don't), the following is happening:

Salah: El Desmarque in Spain have said that Real Madrid plan to offload Bale and are confident that £150m is enough to get the Egyptian.

Mane: Various Spanish papers say that Barcelona are planning on negotiating with Edwards over Sadio. The Coutinho clause being well discussed and played down as not an issue to stop the Spaniards making an offer.

Firminho: Bayern, Bayern, Bayern. German papers (picked up by the Echo) are saying that Bayern have made contact with Bobbys representatives and £75m is the expected amount we would take for the player should a bid be welcomed.

It seems that this is what the rest of the season and summer will be like for us, constant speculation on all three.

1/ Do the Ed's think that there is a chance that there will be movement on any of these stories or are they destined to be fantasy?

2/ If we lost ALL 3 (we won't, a fantasy question for fellow fans and Eds if they are bored), which 3 players within our financial capabilities would you have replace them?

{Ed002's Note - The fans want new forwards and are obsessing about other players - so Liverpool will need to make space in the squad to bring the likes of Sancho, Werner and Mbabbe in. Liverpool cannot keep adding players without making space as has been explained over and over again. In all seriousness:
Roberto Firmino (F/LW) Bayern see RF as a versatile forward who can play on the left or through the middle but they have other priorories, so nothing is likely to happen. A way down the list but discussed not only as a potential Thomas Muller replacement but also as an option to Leroy Sane (as Firmino primarily played on the left wing for Hoffenheim).
Sadio Mane (W/F) Real Madrid are still looking at a major revamp and are using Eden Hazard on the LW which was not their plan. They have plans to bring in a specific RW/S in mind and a couple of alternatives but are likely to hold on to Asensio who they would rather let move on once fully fit - which he may not have proven by the summer. They have a bunch of senior players they have available for horse trading, particularly James Rodriguez, Isco and Bale and will look to include them in any deal. I am not aware of any direct approach to the clubs for Mane or indeed Sterling at this time and it sounds rather speculative that they would go down that route - but they will be in thir thoughts as it is not working out for Vinicius Jr at this time either. Mane is also seen as a possible Neymar replacement by PSG and by Barcelona as an option to Neymar.
Mo Salah (RW) has been offered, by his "agent", to Real Madrid and others on several occasions but a move to Real Madrid is unlikely after they have kicked out his agent out over ridiculous demands on more than one occasion - but player still feels that this might be his best chance to move to Real Madrid and he wants to be there new poster boy who they have not replaced since Ronaldo left - hence Salah holidaying witha professional photographer and upping his profile considerably. There have been further attents to tempt Madrid by offering up lesser demands. PSG have also been approached as they will need a replacement for Neymar, and previously Juventus has been approached. Recenntly talks have again happened with Barcelona who see Salah as an option to Neymar. But it is Real Madrid that the player clearer desires.}

1.) 27 Feb 2020 11:41:44
Interesting as always Ed002.
The club will obviously be aware of Salah’s desire to move and his agent’s attempts to broker a deal.

Tricky situation for LFC as we’d need to be looking at alternatives should the likes of Madrid decide, yes we want the player? Leaving it late with no planning and you end up like a situation United are in.

{Ed002's Note - It has been going on for at least two years. The club are, as you say, well aware of the situation.}

2.) 27 Feb 2020 13:20:41
Cheers ed2.

3.) 27 Feb 2020 13:32:01
Thanks Ed, I appreciate you have been steadfast on that info for months so I knew it all already thanks to you but hopefully this post can help with searching in the weeks/ months to come to save you repeating it as this is going to be the subject of the close season and summer as we know we won’t be getting excited over a star coming in unless one leaves (which I hope they don’t) .

4.) 27 Feb 2020 15:57:56
so Mane, salah and Firminho leave for somewhere between £350m to £400m and we spend that on Sancho, Werner and Mbabbe what will coast us £400m+ that's a very active summer but at least we won't lose any of are forwards for African cup of nations. And we bring the age of the forwards down by good few years.
I just love paper talk all ready can't wait for the summer transfer window to open lol.

5.) 27 Feb 2020 18:49:42
Salah, Werner, Firmino and Mane


Sancho, Werner, Firmino and Mane.

Hmmm - tell the poster boy he can go.

6.) 27 Feb 2020 20:03:45
Ed002: re the Vinicious Jnr not working out bit, are you in a position to give more info? He seems to have a lot of potential. He was in and out of the game last night, but had some very good moments. He was certainly giving Man City a lot more to think about than Bale.

{Ed002's Note - Vinicius Jnr has been offered around to a number of sides. It has not been working out well for the player in Spain and Wolves have shown an interest in him but he would only be a second string to Diego Jota - and the asking price (circa €60M - although they may accept less) is seen as high. Arsenal have been approached but with Saka emerging on the left it is the issue of Pepe on the right and Aubameyangadingdong in the centre or left that needs the most consideration - but he shares and agent with Martinelli so there may be a discussion. Chelsea have also been approached as he would provide an option to Hudson-Odoi on the left allowing Pulisic to move to his more natural right side. Others have been approached but none would be in a position to look for more than a loan and Real Madrid need players gone to continue their rebuild.}

7.) 27 Feb 2020 22:54:20
Thanks Ed02.

8.) 29 Feb 2020 05:27:35
Salah will still be at LFC next season, if Real Madrid got Salah it would take their total strikers to 11, with the others being Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Luka Jović, Marco Asensio, Brahim Díaz, Mariano, Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo. It amazes me that Sancho is seen fit enough to replace Salah and his 90 goals in 140 appearances (as I write this)

9.) 13 Mar 2020 16:05:27
I’d let Salah go he obviously is looking to move eventually.



06 Aug 2019 15:23:37
The ever so reliable are reporting via a South American source that Fabinho is off to Real Madrid in an agreed £60m+ add ons Deal this week. General end of window trash or any substance at all?


{Ed047's Note - sounds like 100% utter garbage to me mate, he’s got some clicks out of it though.

1.) 06 Aug 2019 15:44:10
Coutinho is off to Arsenal on loan. Utd, Arsenal, City, Chelsea and Spurs have strengthened considerably while we signed no first-team players. With 6 competitions this season, Klopp and FSG are playing a very dangerous game.

The team this season is the same one we've had last season that competed for 2 trophies. The notion of having the same team competing for 6 competitions (this season) sounds ridiculous.

2.) 06 Aug 2019 15:45:00
Missed the word “ever so reliable ECHO”

Just to add to the click bate chances. 🤡.

{Ed047's Note - 😂

3.) 06 Aug 2019 15:58:38
Kwkhong is that some sort of windup. We literally have 4 first team players returning from injury that were not really utilized at all last season. I’m not saying they’re new signings. But they certainly have a spot to fill and can’t be replaced until they are sold. And imo, Lallana, ox, Brewster and especially gomez are all pretty darn good quality to add in the squad.

4.) 06 Aug 2019 16:25:57
Sorry Ed's. /..................

{Ed002's Note - Take it to the Arsenal page.}

5.) 06 Aug 2019 16:38:01
I may be way off ...........

{Ed002's Note - Wrong page.}

6.) 06 Aug 2019 17:07:09
. but I really do think the moon is made of cheese.

7.) 06 Aug 2019 18:09:00
Madrid don’t have £60m to offer. They’re desperately trying to offer their deadwood to anyone who’ll, which is no one unfortunately for them.

8.) 06 Aug 2019 18:49:08
Well here is some Trivia for you all - Fabinho has played for Real Madrid before in 2013. He was on loan there and made 1 first team appearance.



04 Aug 2019 22:27:35
Mignolet is set to sign for Club Brugge tomorrow for £7m rising to £9m with add-ons. Absolute bargain and thanks for you service to the club Simon.

Any idea on a replacement or are we promoting?

1.) 04 Aug 2019 23:15:58
Signing in a keeper, my money is on Çakir from Trabzonspor, wouldn't mind having Pepe Reina back as an alternative. Kelleher will remain as 3rd choice.

2.) 04 Aug 2019 23:20:22
The club must certainly have someone in mind, if they're allowing Mignolet to leave. I was not always happy with Mignolet, but after seeing Bravo's performance today, I really hope it's someone of Mignolet's level and better. I doubt it'll be an internal promotion, and probably someone from outside the club. Granted almost all the shots on target were right at Bravo, but he still didn't let anything pass the goal line.

3.) 04 Aug 2019 23:50:07
Let's get that done and dusted and get out of there before they realise what we've done.

4.) 05 Aug 2019 00:11:14
There’s some vague rumours about us going for Alex McCarthy as a replacement.

5.) 05 Aug 2019 00:23:47
Apparently the keeper we are going for is McCarthy from Southampton.

6.) 05 Aug 2019 08:09:34
Wouldn’t be a transfer window with a quick purchase from Southampton, would it.

7.) 05 Aug 2019 08:23:17
Our saints team really is coming along nicely now, could have quite the seven aside.

8.) 05 Aug 2019 10:26:08
My money is Adrian on a free.

9.) 05 Aug 2019 10:56:55
Melissa reddy as said it's Adrian, he's a free agent.



06 Jul 2019 16:16:34
I hate rumours like this but in a betting group I am in, a usually reliable poster shared some info (with a view to bet on it) that Dembele has traveled up to Liverpool today and is with Liverpool officials right now. The odds (irrelevant but interesting) have dropped substantially in the last few hours so it's either legit or a staged wind up that's spreading through betting groups so that punters jump on.

Do we have any info on this at all? As nobody has left for him to replace I'm dismissing until I hear from yourselves.

1.) 06 Jul 2019 16:44:43
Yeah dismiss it mate if I were you. No interest, would cost towards 100M also.

2.) 06 Jul 2019 16:53:39
Its happening on loan apparently. I don't know why barcelona would ever do that.
They will have to sell dembele and coutinho and others to get in griezmann and neymar.

3.) 06 Jul 2019 16:59:59
Not you as well akrubbish. Its nonsense!

4.) 06 Jul 2019 17:06:46
Controversial and winds people up but Im still not sure that Salah doesnt leave this window if the Merry Go Round starts up. Id prefer Pepe if he did but a loan to buy deal for Dembele could make sense if the worry is his previous injuries. Like you say, it doesnt help Barcelona with funding their main targets. Im dismissing it but I do love a rumour that drops the odds market as Im a sports trader myself and can take advantage of rumours like this even if they are false.

5.) 06 Jul 2019 17:35:37
You imagine the club will be watching Salah closely, and potential replacements, in case he gets the offer he clearly wants from Real or wherever.
It doesn't look likely at the moment, but while it's even possible the management will have a plan ready, just in case.

I would rather they make that move now and bed the new forward in over this season, but it's such a huge investment that maybe they can't really make their move until they know Salah has made the decision to leave?

6.) 06 Jul 2019 18:17:15
I would n't worry about it (I am guessing most don't want Dembele in) . I would imagine he will be part of any Naymar deal that may happen.

7.) 06 Jul 2019 19:38:01
Never going to happen. Plus hed be late getting the flight to John Lennon airport as he was too busy on his Xbox.

8.) 06 Jul 2019 19:57:27
On the possibility of Dembele specifically, surely it's unlikely the club will be interested?
Klopp seems to prefer more solid and hardworking personalities, and every indication is that Dembele is a complete tool.
Maybe Klopp doesn't mind a project and the challenge of turning a brilliant but wayward young player around, but the rest of the recruitment team will surely be dead set against a player with such a poor reputation, and at such a high cost?
I don't think this club will touch him at 100m plus.

9.) 06 Jul 2019 20:20:55
If he's going to be part of the deal to bring Neymar back, PSG are jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

10.) 06 Jul 2019 20:38:24
Does anyone think that we could get dembele? I think if he was travelling to Liverpool we would all know about it. Is Liverpools deals not sorted in London?

11.) 06 Jul 2019 20:47:54
I'm not saying it will happen but would anyone take a loan to buy? Season to bed in to klopps tactics and then when Salah leaves next summer (probable but not definite) we can conclude the dembele deal (if klopp thinks he's good enough/ has the right attitude.

Again, I know unlikely, but am interested to see peoples views.

{Ed002's Note - It is not an option at all. Dembele is not in Liverpool.}

12.) 06 Jul 2019 21:55:01
Thanks Ed. Good job I didn't have a bet then, ill lay him off to all the people who believe it .

13.) 06 Jul 2019 23:24:27
Usually, I agree about bookies and odds regarding football are biased in the bookies favour, obviously, you never see a skint bookie, but interesting non the less as sky have taken him completely off their transfer special section, and he's been on their for weeks. Hmmm.

14.) 07 Jul 2019 03:56:43
Ps don't shoot the messenger but the same window cleaner does klopps house and he swears blind that klopps Screensaver is of Danny wellbeck make of it as you will just passing on the knowledge I just checked the odds at the bookies and he's come in from 100 to 1 to 98 to 1 so it's looking pretty nailed on.

15.) 07 Jul 2019 11:30:05
I saw my missus talking to the window cleaner last week and now bookies have reduced the odds of her having an affair from 20-1 down to 7-2 I don't know whether I should sack him as our window cleaner or to sneak a 30 bet on.

16.) 07 Jul 2019 15:16:07
Giblet, I am your window cleaner . Its over . respect to you, how do you cope, another hour and I would 've gone mad.

17.) 07 Jul 2019 20:59:30
Salah is not leaving next summer . who wants to leave the premier and european champions.



24 Jun 2019 19:13:17
Afternoon Eds.

The Times (via Paul Joyce) are running a story about Mignolet, they say the decision has been made that he is staying for the coming season.

Do you have any further info on him at all?

{Ed002's Note - Sorry - nothing new.}

1.) 24 Jun 2019 20:38:35
No worries, thanks for the reply.

I'm assuming he has 2+ years left on his contract so as a lamen I guess that allowing for his wages (minus that of his replacements) and resale value reduction it wouldn't be too much of an issue and one less piece of the pre season puzzle to worry about. That being if he was truly happy to be second string. His professionalism has been nothing short of outstanding this season so id be very happy if it was true.

2.) 24 Jun 2019 22:05:16
I can only assume we will allow him to go IF we find a replacement and IF the offer is right for both us and Mignolet.

As much as I love his commitment and putting the team first, surely he needs to be looking for 1st team football elsewhere?




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21 Apr 2020 11:07:59
Ed, are there any restrictions on how transfers are structured that will hinder the industries recovery from the fall out from C19?

Are there any changes in your opinion that they could be made in the short term to ease the situation?

I am thinking along the lines of any current limits on time frames to complete payments or red tape that if lifted will help any financial burdens. If not then no worries but if anyone would have some inventive ideas on what they can and should do, I think it would be yourself. So rather than the, what is going to happen question, what magic wand actions do you think would really help?

{Ed002's Note - Increasing timescales would be a disaster for many clubs. I am not aware of what "red tape" you are referring to.}

1.) 22 Apr 2020 09:11:01
Neither do I. I assume that transfers can be quite Complex in nature when many parties are involved and was interested if there were any measures you feel the governing bodies could bring in that will help clubs as they try to pull themselves out of this situation.

We have seen governments around the world moving goalposts (poor metaphor) to ease pressures, I was just wondering what options are there for governing bodies within football to help ease the financial burden/ complexities and looking in particular at anything that can be done with the transfer process. Blanket decisions that may help the many?

{Ed002's Note - I truly have no idea what you are referring to.}



14 Mar 2020 22:47:49
*This will be in tomorrows (Sundays) Independent*

The Premier League are considering finishing the season between July and September and then shortening the 20/ 21 season so that the knock on effect isn't as great. One of the options being considered to free up time next season would be to only have one domestic cup competition. It is now widely accepted than the April 4th day was simply to buy time and that it looks like the extensions will need to be increased by months rather than weeks.

1.) 15 Mar 2020 07:41:47
The problem with losing one of the domestic cups next season, is will that cup come back the season after?

2.) 15 Mar 2020 07:41:52
So the 20/ 21 season will be inconvenienced to finish this one? Hmm.

3.) 15 Mar 2020 08:51:59
That makes complete sense WRD, we are 75% through the current season, and as HSF has said above gives them a chance to trial a season by dropping one of the domestic trophies.

4.) 15 Mar 2020 08:53:35
Hopefully not hsf. The League cup is dated now. We're the only major European league with 2 domestic cups. Really, the long term goal should be an 18 team Premier League and the FA Cup.

I want it gone not only for next season, but permanently. English football is always behind the curve. We took on VAR a year late and look at the state of it.

5.) 15 Mar 2020 12:12:12
BeckersGloves, I posted my opinion on Friday, which is on the discussions page. It was my view that this season should be played out even if it meant next season starting late. I suggested that both domestic cups be dropped, for one season, if there was no other way of getting fixtures in. Ed2 said that this wouldn't happen. Things are in such a state of flux at the moment that no one as a clue how things will pan out. I repeat what I said on Friday, in the scheme of things, football really isn't important.

6.) 15 Mar 2020 15:23:41
I have been reading a couple of articles (one in the Saily Mail) whereby it has been indicated that one of the rules for this PL season states that,

The season is defined as 'the period commencing on the date of the first league match on the fixture list of the League's first team competition and ending on the date of the last'. That's the season. It further says in the rules that the season is every team playing each other home and away".

If the seasons is cancelled the article writes, relegation teams esp. could sue for damages cos the PL would have violated its own rules. Not sure the PL and FA want to deal with such law suits esp. since according to the author, these clubs would have legal standing in court. Therefore, my opinion is that the season be played out however way it can be and worry about next season later.



12 Mar 2020 22:52:19
In light of the current level of players and staff in isolation or with confirmed Coronavirus, Premier League bosses have convened an emergency club meeting tomorrow morning regarding future fixtures and planning for remainder of the season.

Given the announcement today said that we won't reach the peak for 10-14 weeks you have to think that they will be looking at delaying while having one eye on the season being over. The days of expecting games be played behind closed doors seems long gone and will only get less likely with every player and staff member that is isolated or diagnosed.

Get well soon all players and staff who are caught up in the Coronavirus outbreak.

1.) 13 Mar 2020 05:20:17
Unfortunately I can only see the season being cancelled. If a player tests positive then anyone who has been in contact with him needs to self-isolate. This could mean entire teams out of action for weeks on end.

2.) 13 Mar 2020 06:16:58
Not with the money at stake that there is, surely.
You can’t just outright cancel a season that is over 3/ 4 finished.

3.) 13 Mar 2020 13:37:36
They can to protect the public.

Face it, the universe doesn't want to see us win one! and next season I doubt the league will be as week, can't imagine City dropping the points they did this year!



06 Aug 2019 15:54:16
Imagine being the lad who was sat waiting for a job interview and now he's our final hope of a transfer in the window.

In a comment to the Echo, the junior soux chef who has been named locally as Fuzy Faze said, "I was only there for a part time job in the canteen and now I'm covering DM, LB and RB. I've been told my first shift is against Norwich. I'm a big fan of Delia Smith so I'll give it a go to try and impress her. " 🤷🏼‍♂️.

1.) 06 Aug 2019 16:37:23
Haha Love it!

I say give the lad a go. He looks the part.

Is that how we got Moreno?

2.) 06 Aug 2019 16:44:27
That is absolutely brilliant. I love it when the transfer window throws up a beauty like this!

3.) 06 Aug 2019 18:31:45
Why are we so desperate to sign someone we would be happy with the chef 😂.



04 Aug 2019 20:24:15
Well that's all the warm up games done, the talking is over.

We retained the whole Champions League winning team and baring any dramas between now and Friday we have a fit squad. A few will need some conditioning and Manè will be packing his bucket and spade away and heading back soon.

We all have ideas on players we'd have liked and some people wanted to see departures but we have who we have and we walk into this season with confidence. We aren't still trying to flog players to bring in new like the Mancs and we don't have a new group that we need to settle in and mould like the gooners. Chelsea are trying to make a team out of an army of returning loanees and City have a manager who is on the brink of a breakdown and we showed today that we can match them toe to toe. We have nothing to fear but fear itself.

We are Liverpool, we stand together and you'll never walk alone.

On the 17th of May next year we will lift the Premier League trophy. It won't be easy and there will be dramas along the way but on Friday at 8pm, we begin.


{Ed025's Note - big shout that BG, lets just hope it does,nt come back to bite you on the arse like it did to salah last season mate..

1.) 04 Aug 2019 21:16:35
It's hard to take too much from that game but I was assured by the fact that it was so close, decided on fine margins looking forward to the season we're in with a shout.

2.) 04 Aug 2019 21:27:21
My positive was that Salah looked keen. We need him focused on us and all ideas of going elsewhere gone and I hope he showed that he means business again this season.

3.) 04 Aug 2019 21:57:40
I think Ed25 means the poster not the player 🙄🙄.

4.) 04 Aug 2019 22:02:11
Still need to address a few things defensively and maybe put our shooting boots back on but it was a much more impressive performance this time out. The game literally could have had six or seven goals if Bravo doesn't show up or Salah and Sterling could finish. Both could have had hat tricks the number of times they were wide open. Great game to watch though, probably the two best teams in the world.

5.) 04 Aug 2019 23:35:11
On our A game we are a match for any team in the world. It’s when we are not on our A game is the the worry. The games we drew last season it’s not like we could say we were unlucky in. If anything some of them we were lucky to get away with the draw.

6.) 04 Aug 2019 23:46:01
Spot on, BGizzles. Klopp and LFC leave rent free in City and Pep's heads. They can't seem to shake us off and IMO, Klopp is loving it and so am I. On today's display (that was no friendly, mark my words), City had better hope that Laporte (brilliant CB) never gets injured this season cos if they miss him for any amount of time, Otamendi and Stones (77m worth of dross) will not survive the type of beating they received from our forwards today.

What also helped us and handicapped City was that there was no Fernandinho in midfield to chop down our players on the counter to break the rhythm, something City and Pep actually use as a tactic to protect that leaky defence they've always had. We have no new players to bed in (had 97 points while bedding in Fab, AB and Naby ) so everyone knows the system and we are still fully focused and hungry for this season as personified by Mo who was immense (need to take your chances, bro) today. We will be in City's faces all season long so let's get it.




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27 Feb 2020 13:32:01
Thanks Ed, I appreciate you have been steadfast on that info for months so I knew it all already thanks to you but hopefully this post can help with searching in the weeks/ months to come to save you repeating it as this is going to be the subject of the close season and summer as we know we won’t be getting excited over a star coming in unless one leaves (which I hope they don’t) .



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08 Aug 2019 11:00:41
From WAGs to riches.



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08 Aug 2019 08:55:06
Amsterdam are set to change the name of their famous red light district, to the “Knickers Yard. ” Chelsea are scouring the area for last minute window buys. 🚨.



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07 Aug 2019 16:16:49
There’s hope on Clyne. Chelsea have asked their lawyers to check the small print on their ban to see if they are allowed to sign players from the knickers yard who probably won’t play this year. 🙈🤣.



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06 Aug 2019 15:45:00
Missed the word “ever so reliable ECHO”

Just to add to the click bate chances. 🤡.

{Ed047's Note - 😂




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22 Apr 2020 09:11:01
Neither do I. I assume that transfers can be quite Complex in nature when many parties are involved and was interested if there were any measures you feel the governing bodies could bring in that will help clubs as they try to pull themselves out of this situation.

We have seen governments around the world moving goalposts (poor metaphor) to ease pressures, I was just wondering what options are there for governing bodies within football to help ease the financial burden/ complexities and looking in particular at anything that can be done with the transfer process. Blanket decisions that may help the many?

{Ed002's Note - I truly have no idea what you are referring to.}



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25 Feb 2020 12:17:33
Have we been looking at or had an any real interest in a player plays in the same position as Naby? That being rotation squad player (as he is now) or as a hopeful first team player (which Klopp must have hoped he would have been) .

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has looked at a number of midfield players but I am not aware of them looking to replace Nobby. There is a need to replace Lallana and there is a target for that LM role in Cantwell as has been discussed. Scouts have specifically looked at a kid but he would not be for the first team and the versatile Sandro Tonali has been looked at - but he would want to be a starter and wants to stay in Italy. Marko Grujic may also return in the summer and Milner has signed an extension.}



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18 Feb 2020 09:46:04
Thanks ED, I appreciate the replies.

It’s a really interesting situation (to me at least), it’s one that is open to abuse from papers (they still need feeding regardless of the truth) and rogue players but hopefully all involved will be more professional.

{Ed002's Note - They will word whatever they have written to be speculative.}



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18 Feb 2020 08:48:12
The Mail are reporting today that City may be forced to pay out millions in compensation to players as there are CL bonuses as part of their contract that would now potentially unattainable.

That sounds one hell of a stretch legally and if there was to be any payments I’d assume that they would be good will only?

I guess it would be a paper thin excuse for a wantaway to play on but surely they will be more professional that that, it’s not Pogba we are talking about.

{Ed002's Note - It is pointless speculation.}



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16 Feb 2020 17:28:15

Piggybacking on this question but not specifically with the city situation in mind, are there provisions within a players contract discussions to demand that the team play European competition. I appreciate that this is impossible to guarantee and at best would only offer maybe a financial increase for failing to honour this but I wondered if you knew of any examples of similar past or present?

{Ed002's Note - No, not at all. There might be provisions the other way where a bonus can be paid.}