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11 Aug 2017 10:56:22
Any truth in the reports of eriksen interest?

{Ed002's Note - Spurs are aware that both Barcelona and Juventus could turn their attentions to Eriksen if they are unable to sign other targets. Spurs were expected to look to Sigurdsson as a possible replacement but this late in the transfer window they will likely look to hold on to him, still adding Barkley to the mix.}

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02 Aug 2017 13:57:15
Eds who do you think Barcelona can replace Neymar with? Very difficult to replace someone as good as him but I see he has said he wants to go.

Who are they trying to sign now?

Thanks :)

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona want Dybala and Verratti, but Verratti isn't available so they want Countinho and if he is not available they will look to Dembele.}

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04 Aug 2017 16:42:40
Thanks for the reply Ed002. I see the question was asked before. Sorry about that :)

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05 Aug 2017 05:48:08
Just curious Ed002, why would Barca look to Dembele if both Verratti and Coutinho aren't available? If I remember correctly, you said that Verratti and Coutinho were seen as a replacement for Iniesta, so it doesn't seem to make sense that they would want a winger in Dembele to play there if their two preferred CM options aren't available.

{Ed002's Note - These are the players they have chosen.}

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05 Aug 2017 06:44:15
Thanks for the quick reply, ed002. Barca seems to be a shambles when it comes to player recruitment.

{Ed002's Note - They have some very firm targets but Dybala is going to be difficult to get.}

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02 Aug 2017 13:04:32
For Ed2 please, any chance of a summary of domino transfers that could be set off by Neymar's move?

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona want Dybala and Verratti, but Verratti isn't available so they want Countinho and if he is not available they will look to Dembele.}

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02 Aug 2017 23:08:44
Thanks ed2

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31 Jul 2017 13:13:47
Ed002, where do things stand with Neymar at the minute?

I have seen a report on the BBC saying Barca will report PSG for their pursuit in regards to FFP. But if it is found to be in breach, are Barca then not breaking employment laws by effectively giving a player no way out?

Apologies if i have got the wrong end of the stick or convoluted the plot just interested to see how such a big money transfer could possibly develop.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona are not responsible for monitoring FFP. I have already explained that situation in some detail of one of the European pages.}

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29 Jul 2017 21:12:53
Hi eds,

I know you've said swap deals are messy and very rarely happen, but if neymar were to go to PSG would they be more open to letting Veratti go the other way? Or is he outright not for sale?

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - PSG may propose that as a possibility but they will try to avoid it.}

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27 Jul 2017 14:21:20
Hey Ed002,

Any chance of that Barca transfer roundup? I've seen your updates regarding Neymar, Verrati, Coutinho etc but just wondering about any other possible ins and outs?

Cheers

{Ed002's Note - I don't have the time to do too much now.}

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26 Jun 2017 23:24:22
Greetings

Any chance of a quick round up of potential ins and outs

Thanks

{Ed002's Note - Ask again in 10 days please.}

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05 Jul 2017 23:33:44
Now seems like a good time Ed 002?

{Ed002's Note - I am still a bit stumped for time - but thanks for the reminder. I have put it in my diary for Monday as I know I will eb around all day.}

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10 Jul 2017 11:28:57
appreciate that you can provide an update when you can Ed.

cheers

{Ed002's Note - I am planning on doing some this week.}

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18 Jul 2017 11:50:55
Ed now that barca have signed a RB are they going to get veratti or last i know they tried but psg said no. and what's the news with neymar? any update in your free time would be appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - Three clubs remain interested in Verratti if he becomes available - right now he is not but Barcelona, Inter and Chelsea would push for a deal if something were to change. Interest is there in Neymar from PSG but it is unlikely that he will be sold this summer. If he were to become available it is likely Chelsea would renew their interest and that Real Madrid and, potentially, Manchester United could look to him.}

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19 Jul 2017 08:11:11
appreciate the response. hope you ain't stressing out over this transfer window ;)

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24 Jul 2017 10:52:49
ed i know you don't like to talk release clauses and you did mention clauses work within a certain legal framework aka, the iberian teams when they need to buy players from another team in the region.

does this mean that for neymar to go to psg, they would have to give him the money to buy himself out, so he can join them as a free agent or something to that cause? i only say that as i understood that's something that happened with herrera to man utd.

obviously i could be talking complete bollocks, and it may not matter if the recent news is that he will stay with barca.

{Ed002's Note - They cannot give him the money to buy himself out of the contract. If they did it would pretty much double the cost as the money would be unearned income taxed at the highest rate of 45%.}

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25 Jul 2017 09:20:12
ah how silly of me ofcourse it would be unearned income.

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16 Jun 2017 17:01:00
Anything on who Barca are looking to buy and sell

Thanks

{Ed002's Note - I don't have the time right now for any large updates.}

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08 Jul 2017 13:17:03
No worries man. Thanks for all the good work.

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12 Jun 2017 11:29:18
Hi Eds
I've seen reports of Mahrez to Barca, is there much truth to this or is it just story making?

Also how close is the Veratti deal and are there any other interested clubs that are likely to be able to rival Barca interest?
thanks
YM

{Ed002's Note - There has been no offer for RM. Chelsea are also keen on MV and I have no way to measure "close".}

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31 May 2017 12:57:34
Eds, can I ask who Barcelona will be looking to sign this summer? Surely there will be big changes, especially if Messi goes (or does it look like he will stay now?).

Thank you.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona has looked at a large number of players but much will depend on sales and what EV wants.}

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11 Apr 2017 12:07:57
Hi Eds. You told me to ask here whether Barca are looking to sell one of the MSN? Thanks

{Ed002's Note - There is a difference between looking to sell and considering offers. They would be open to listening to offers.}

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11 Apr 2017 23:43:56
Thanks Ed

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27 May 2017 20:51:26
there seems to be rumours about neymar possibly linked with man utd and psg, any truth to it or just news for the sake of it?

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}

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27 May 2017 22:01:49
cheers for the response ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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03 Apr 2017 00:48:22
Hi Eds - just wondering on any update on the future head coach situation?Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Not at this time.}

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03 Apr 2017 13:41:16
cheers Ed

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26 Mar 2017 11:03:34
Hey Eds,

Could you please shed some light on Barcelona's midfield. targets, and what would that mean for the futures of S Roberto, Rafinha, and A Gomes?

{Ed002's Note - Gomes may well be sold - the others are expected to stay but much depends on who else moves. Coutinho remains of interest. They would like Verratti but that won't be an option. Thiago Alcántara remains of interest and, depending on who the manager is, you may see a surprise signing. Gelson Martins is looking less likely.}

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07 Apr 2017 15:41:14
If you don't mind me asking, Ed002, why won't Verratti be an option?

{Ed002's Note - Give me a break. I am not going to start being chased from page to page again nor explaining Barcelona's finances.}

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23 Mar 2017 10:24:51
Hi ed

Any interest in Jordi Alba

Cheers

{Ed002's Note - Nobody has spoken with Barcelona regarding Alba Dave.}

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23 Mar 2017 17:00:06
Thanks ed appreciate it

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12 Mar 2017 11:13:54
Hey Ed002,

You mentioned back on Nov 30th that Barcelona would allow Lionel Messi to leave. Are any clubs seriously interested in the player and, if so, could they conceivably afford his fee and wages plus all the extras like agent fees, bonusses, image rights etc?

Thanks in advance and keep up the great work!

{Ed002's Note - There would be interest should he not have signed a new contract by the summer window and some clubs can ceratinly afford him. Barcelona has put a new contract on the table and a new manager will be arriving in the summer - I expect that he will sign it and Barcelona will have to look elsewhere to raise transfer funds.}

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12 Mar 2017 11:41:07
Thanks again Ed! My guess would be possibly Luis Suarez leaving if they need to balance the books!

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03 Mar 2017 18:48:12
News coming out today regarding Luis Enrique will be leaving the club this summer, looks like the same thing happened with Enrique that happened to Guardiola

Just want to ask the Eds, with news coming out, who is on their shortlist to replace Enrique, I'm guessing it's still Koeman, Sampaoli and Valverde

Also is their a likehood of a rebuild within Barcelona in players and the infrastructure (board members), could one of the MSM be sacrifice?

{Ed002's Note - Read the posts - this was dealt with weeks ago.}

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26 Feb 2017 21:54:15
Hi Ed002,

I saw you said that Barca still retain an interest in Grimaldo of Benfica on the Liverpool page. As he plays as a left back, is either Alba, Mathieu or Digne moving or am I jumping to conclusions here?

Cheers

{Ed002's Note - Mathieu is seen as a centre back and may be one to leave regardless. Barcelona will need to balance the books in the summer.}

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26 Feb 2017 11:05:14
Has there been any interest in Arda Turan in regards to a summer transfer?

{Ed002's Note - There has been some interest from China but Barcelona no longer want to sell and will make someone else available instead.}

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14 Feb 2017 14:40:53
Hey Eds,Happy Valentine's Day. I have 2 questions:

1. Does this talk of Messi agreeing new contract mean danger of breaking up MSN has passed?
Or will he still be available for the right price?

2. What's the status on Luise Enrique's future and possible replacements?

Thanks a lot.

{Ed002's Note - 1. At this time Messi has not signed a new contract. There has been a continued effort to gauge what interest in him exists at this time. 2. There is no decision yet on what will happen with Luis Enrique and his contract renewal but Barcelona, like other clubs in a similar position, have hedged their bets by coming up with a list of potentil replacements. There is no secret that Ronald Koeman is on the list but not at the head of the list. That would be Jorge Sampaoli with Ernesto Valverde not far behind. Juan Carlos Unzué is well thought of. Several, including Francisco Jemez and Klipperty will have now dropped of the bottom of the list I would think, but they were discussed.}

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15 Feb 2017 10:09:34
Thanks for the reply Ed. Can't help but feel these type of questions will only increase after last night's debacle.

{Ed002's Note - I suspect you are right.}

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30 Nov 2016 13:54:13
Hi Ed, checked the search function so don't kill me for asking, but just wondering, despite Neymar signing his new deal recently, there it still speculation over his future. Surely he won't be leaving Barcelona anytime soon or do you know different? thanks as always in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona are not open to selling Neymar at this time but Messi will be allowed to leave.}

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