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21 Aug 2019 07:10:14
Hey Ed's any truth of interest in suarez to juventus?

Thanks for all the info this summer.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona has a number of players available and have directly offered Suarez to three sides I am aware of - including Juventus.}

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22 Aug 2019 09:03:57
Thank you for your response. hope it ain't too crazy whichever part of the world you at.

{Ed002's Note - Not too bad.}

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24 Jul 2019 07:08:18
Hi Ed, Does Barcelona cooled down their interest in Neymar?
And is there any update on potential Left Back signing?

{Ed002's Note - (a) No. The problem is finding a suitable deal by the end of the month as they simply do not have the cash available. (b) NO luck still - it is something like this:
Junior Firpo (LWB) first choice but may be too expensive and does not want to sit on the bench
Philipp Max (LWB) wants to be first choice
Jerome Roussillon (LB) a viable option
Ricardo Rodriguez (LWB) doesn't want to sit on the bench
Raphael Guerreiro (LWB) Dortmund are not looking to sell.
Ruben Vinagre (LB) - a Candido option but won't happen
Nicolas Tagliafico (LB) will stay where he is
Candido (LWB) he opted to move elsewhere
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05 Aug 2019 15:06:01
Looks like Firpo is going to Barca, Ed!

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05 Aug 2019 15:12:59
Hi ed could you see Barcelona changing attention to K. Teirney or is he not seen as being good enough for them?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

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19 Jul 2019 07:37:22
Hi all. Read a rumour this morning about Barcalona being interested in Havertz. Leverkusen are apparently askkng for €100 mil for his signature. Barcelona seems to be aiming big this summer.

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14 Jul 2019 12:51:35
Hi Ed any update on the goings on with Barca, I read your post further down the page and just wondered if there was anything you could add?

{Ed002's Note - If you have a specific question I will try and answer it - but players are coming and going.}

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14 Jul 2019 13:34:44
Was just to see if there was anything happening with Saurez? And if you think they could bring in Neymar this window or is that not a viable option?
I'm in cyprus burnt to a crisp so in the shade reading every page hoping for updates 👍.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona want to take Neymar back this summer and will offer cash plus players in exchange - or they need to sell players on to raise more cash if PSG are not open to taking the players offered. There is no interest in Suarez at this time.}

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14 Jul 2019 13:34:44
Was just to see if there was anything happening with Saurez? And if you think they could bring in Neymar this window or is that not a viable option?
I'm in cyprus burnt to a crisp so in the shade reading every page hoping for updates 👍.

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona want to take Neymar back this summer and will offer cash plus players in exchange - or they need to sell players on to raise more cash if PSG are not open to taking the players offered. There is no interest in Suarez at this time.}

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14 Jul 2019 17:08:15
Much appreciated Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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17 Jul 2019 11:11:15
Hi Ed not really Barcelona related, but can you see Neymar going to Man its instead of Barcelona or is this just random 🐂💩 from the usual culprits.

{Ed002's Note - I assume you mean City. No.}

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17 Jul 2019 11:33:30
Sorry Ed predictive text, meant to put Manchester United but guessing it'll be a no too.
Thanks for the quick response.

{Ed002's Note - No, he won't be going to MU.}

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18 Jun 2019 11:04:29
Hi Ed, There were rumours about Neymar's possible return to Barcelona. Does Barcelona have any interest?

{Ed002's Note - Yes under certain conditions.

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30 May 2019 19:19:33
Any updates on whether Griezmann will end up at Barcelona? Seemed certain a few weeks ago, now rumors saying otherwise.

{Ed002's Note - Right, there is a major issue that won't be acceptable to Barcelona.}

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03 Jun 2019 22:08:43
What's the issue Ed? If you don't mind me asking.

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant.}

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20 Jun 2019 09:24:04
What's the issue Ed? If you don't mind me asking.

{Ed002's Note - See previous reply.}

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27 May 2019 22:20:01
Evening Eds,

Just wonder if you have any update on the manager situation at Barca?

Catalan press are reporting that Roberto Martinez is nearly a done deal but I was under the impression that the board wanted Quique Setien.

Have you heard anything/ what's your view?

Cheers in advance.

{Ed002's Note - There is no done deal, nor any assurance that a new coach is certain this summer. Barcelona are unable to bring in the person they want this summer and would like to wait until next year. If however the coach were to depart at his own volition, then Bob Martinez would certainly be an option they may consider - but there are others who would likely need to reject an approach before he would be asked.}

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27 May 2019 23:01:00
Cheers for the update Ed, all the best.

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17 May 2019 12:25:32
Hello Ed.
As one of my friends is a Barcelona fan, I was wondering if you would be willing to tell a bit about their transfer plans? :)

{Ed002's Note - They are looking to make significant changes over the next couple of years and are looking at the likes of:

Andre Onana (G) Barcelona will speak with Ajax who will fight hard to keep him

Emerson (RB) agreed already - one for the future

Candido (LWB) - one for the future
Nicolas Tagliafico (LB) - looking unlikely
Ruben Vinagre (LB) - a Candido option

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) one issue yet to be resolved
Vitao (CB) 19 year old from Palmeiras

Ludovit Reis (DM) one for the future

Houssem Aouar (CM) Manchester City approached Lyon about Aouar and Ndombele and it was made clear in Milan that only one of these two key players will be allowed to leave this summer, unless particularly stupid money is offered. Regardless, Barcelona remain keen on the player.
Frenkie de Jong (CM) - already afreed

Nabil Fekir (AM) has been watched and an offer is possible but a move unlikely
Nicolo Zaniolo (AM) - can be struck from the list
Joao Felix (AM) - Barcelona accept it won't happen
Juan Mata (AM/RW) - a possible short term option
Takefusa Kubo (AM) the player that was the cause of the transfer ban for Barcelona is again the attention of Barcelona and an English side, with Bayern Munich having raised the matter of the player's future when contacted by FC Tokyo over another player. PSG and Real Madrid also have eyes for the kid.
Donny van de Beek (AM) a financially viable option

Mo Salah (RW/LW) - agent is pushing but they have no interest given what is being asked for
Nicolas Pepe (RW) - Malcom replacement but very unlikely to happen
Willian (RW/LW) would save money for elsewhere in the side but there is an issue recruiting him

Antoine Griezmann (F)
Gabriel Jesus (F) available and seen as an as an alternative to GriezmannAlexander Isak (S) the player is to discuss his future with Dortmund
Luka Jovic (S) can be struck from the list
Rafael Leao (F) Lille have rjected an approach for the player
Marcus Rashford (F) Manchester United will price him out of a move
Maxi Gomez (F) - Suarez replacement but the lack of an EU passport makes it unlikely unless Malcom is sold

Leaving:

Jasper Cillessen (GK) - player wants to move to get a regular start
Nelson Samedo (RB) available for sale or trade
Jorgi Alba (LB) - patience is wearing thin
Samuel Umtiti (CB) decision is that he is not up to scratch - to be sold when fit
Jeison Murillo (CB) - not planning on taking up the option
Thomas Vermaelen (CB) time has come
Ivan Rakitic (CM) borderline - seen as a good player but aging
Denis Suarez (CM) is a player who is reluctant to leave Barcelona but is concerned at the lack of game time but will return from Arsenal in the summer
Rafinha (CM) - available
Andre Gomes (CM)
Arturo Vidal (CM) Will make him available
Philippe Countinho (AM) with their need for money they will sell if the money is right (about €100M), and at a fee below what they paid, or perhaps over paid for him
Malcom (RW) - the club will let Malcom go and use the fast progressing Carles Pérez as cover if necessary
Ousmane Dembele (W/F) - attempts to include him in a transaction for another player failed and with their need for money they will sell if the money is right (about €80M), and at a fee below what they paid, or perhaps over paid for him.
Paco Alcacer (F) - already gone
Kevin-Prince Boateng (S) - not planning on taking up the option
Luis Suarez (S) will test the MLS waters over a move to the Seattle Sounders or maybe elsewhere if he can
Lionel Messi (F) was expected to move in 2020 if a certain chap gets his wish - maybe 2021 given some issues}

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17 May 2019 16:31:07
Thanks a lot for your very detailed reply. Very appreciated by me, and surely also by my friend! Have a nice weekend!

{Ed002's Note - And you.}

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23 May 2019 16:45:25
Ed002,

I'd imagine this might be a topic you may wish to avoid if so feel free to not post this.

Matthijs De Ligt - the one issue to be resolved is it expected to be resolved as not sure whether you are aware but MU are being mentioned as the new frontrunner for his signature so it has many supporters getting there hopes up.

Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - There remains an issue to be resolved with Barcelona as I have explained.}

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23 May 2019 19:38:26
Thanks ed appreciate what you do

Enjoy your weekend

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27 May 2019 03:31:46
No interest In Eriksen from Barcelona Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Real Madrid.}

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28 May 2019 15:41:59
Thanks Ed!

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08 Apr 2019 13:37:27
Good day Eds. Do you know if Rabiot is joining Barcelona this summer? Appreciate the summer is a way off yet. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - No, there is no plan to join Barcelona.}

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12 Mar 2019 13:28:14
Greetings EDs,
First time poster.
1. Will Barcelona extend Suarez contract?
2. Or Barcelona look to offload him?

{Ed002's Note - Welcome Lionel. Barcelona would like to sell Suarez.}

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14 Mar 2019 05:04:49
Thanks for the time and reply Ed002. Does Barcelona have lined up their targets for replacing him. Do any clubs have shown interest in taking Suarez?

{Ed002's Note - Barcelona have plenty of players tehy are showing an interest in. I am not aware of interest in Suarez.}

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07 Feb 2019 14:44:46
Ed002, I've been scanning through Sharkopod 20 and 21 for ages now trying to find the bit about Barcelona to no avail. Any chance you could tell me which one and what minute the Barce bit is? I notice it's sort of in alphabetical order, but I'm pulling my hair out here looking for it. Thanks so much.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea where it is sorry, is there a specific question?}

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20 Jan 2019 14:22:16
Hi Ed, I saw a story of Coutinho being unsettled at Barcelona and might be open to leaving. Kindly share your thoughts on this and state clubs of interest, if it's true.
Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Philippe Countinho Barcelona are open to moving Coutinho on as it is not working out as well as hoped. He will be offered to clubs in exchange or part exchange of Barcelona targets and is generally being offered around to a number of sides that were represented in meetings held in Geneva this past week.}

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20 Jan 2019 23:09:57
Presumably Barcelona expect a hefty fee for him? Any chance they would be open to loan deals or loans to buy?

{Ed002's Note - To? I really have no idea what you are talking about, sorry.}

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21 Jan 2019 07:44:14
Thanks for your response Ed. If I'm not asking for too much, please can you share players that the club is interested in trading Coutinho off with. Again where do you personally think he would end up at.

{Ed002's Note - It doesn't work like that - they have targets (as per the Sharkopod) and they will use him where they can. Else they will try and sell him - perhaps a good offer from China.}

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15 Jan 2019 13:55:50
Ed’s I’ve been following this site for many years but I’ve forgotten my login and password so remade it. Was just wondering if Barca have actual interest in stuani. Thanks if you can help

{Ed002's Note - They needs cover and Stuani is an option. Others are less keen and point to Munir not getting game time.}

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15 Jan 2019 16:05:59
Cheers ed, Appreciate it as I’m of Uruguayan desc descent
And a Liverpool supporter, I’m just happy for any one of the few us there are moving forward and being in the limelight. Hopefully for me Liverpool get laxalt at some point.
Thanks again

{Ed002's Note - One issue is regarding his origins.}

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27 Dec 2018 22:46:56
Ed002, possible to ask Barcelona's transfer plans for January and beyond?

{Ed002's Note - It probabbly needs an update but, without timescales it is something like this:
Barcelona will be constrained to adding only one South American/non-Euro/non-Cotenau player without another leaving but in the bigger scheme of things they have an aging squad and they need to raise funds to support an ambitious plan to rebuild. They have been looking at and considering:

Jeroen Zoet (GK)
Alejandro Iturbe (GK) - Kiddie from Atletico that an English side have made an illegal approach for.

Ferland Mendy (LWB) - seen as a cost effective Lucas Digne replacement if Juan Miranda is not ready to step up from the B squad - a good one for the future but Lyon will want too much for a player who could end up being used as cover
Mikel Balenziaga (LB) Athletic will sell for a small fee in January if they can and he would provide just the solution Barcelona need - Valverde wants him but others want to utilise B team players if they can and save money for starters
Marco Alonso (LWB) - only if Jordi Alba were to leave, but player is happy where he is right now
Alex Telles (LWB) - emerging as a favourite after Alonso if Jordi Alba were to leave but serious interest from elsewhere

Joshua Kimmich (RWB) - primary target
Moussa Wague (RWB) – a solution to step up from the B squad after losing out on Alvaro Odriozola

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) preferred choice and Barcelona will likely make an offer for MdL and FdJ as a pair in January - but MdL is very much a January target that looks to be heading elsewhere now
Jeison Murillo (CB) - on loan as a short term fix until the summer - done
Dayot Upamecano (CB) an option to MdL but seen as over priced
Andreas Christensen (CB) seen as a more affordable option
Unai Nunez (CB)
Malang Sarr (CB) - expensive Umtiti replacement – unlikely
Leonardo Balerdi (CB) if he joins he will be loaned back or sent on loan
Djené Dakonam (CB)
Jean-Clair Todibo (CB)

Two CM wanted:
Frenkie de Jong (CM) remains a primary target and the player has agreed the move with Barcelona trying to get the €80M asking price reduced
Adrien Rabiot (CM) - will look for a pre-contract in January and take the player in the summer whilst PSG will continue to strike a deal now but it is really now at risk
Paul Pogba (CM) Expensive, Barcelona will try and include a player in any move, some discussions with Mino but no approach to MU or formal offer and wages will be an issue (unless they can off-load Messi in 2020)
Saul Niguez (CM) interest dates back to a gentleman's agreement that cannot be invoked but seems to be constantly rumoured - not of interest any longer
Rodrigo Bentancur (M) very unlikely
Kevin Kampl (CM) - far down the list back
Aisar Illarramendi (CM) - cheap cover
Dani Parejo (CM)
Pablo Fornals (CM - a back up option
Exequiel Palacios (CM) - heading elsewhere

Lucas Paqueta (AM) - Barcelona have looked again now that Coutinho has taken Portuguese citizenship (although UEFA could yet object) but the player has his heart set on a move elsewhere which is already tentatively agreed but Flamengo are asking if Barcelona will improve the Milan deal which has been agreed in principle already - Kaka involved (€5 million when he signs the contract, €15 million in January 2019, €10m in July 2019 and €5m in January 2020 - I expect he will join Milan as agreed

Nicolas Pepe (RW) – interest is there but interest from elsewhere could win out
Cristian Pavon (RW/F) - staying where he is for now and then will likely head to Barcelona or another English side at some point
Mo Salah (RW/F) would have considered him, but not at the amount of money his agent wanted off RM and only without his required "unique contract clause" - right now the chance is near zip
Kylian Mbappe (RW/F) would need a swap with Dembele and some - a maybe option
Steven Bergwijn (LW/AM) - unlikely
Hirving Lozano (LW/F)

Pedrinho (AM) one for the future
A report in Sport claims that Nou Camp chief Ernesto Valverde will use the two Champions League ties in February and March to scout Nabil Fekir, Houssem Aouar and Tanguy Ndombele – all three of which play in a similar position to Coutinho.

Antoine Griezmann (F) - to replace Suarez, looking unlikely with the player having other ideas.
Gabriel Jesus (F) as an alternative to Griezmann
Timo Werner (S) – unlikely as he is eventually expected to head elsewhere, but Barcelona have continued to scout him but it would need a change of style or him to adapt - hard to see where he naturally fits in
Roberto Firmino (F) has been considered as a potential addition and way down the list for both Barcelona and the previously considering Bayern Munich.
Harry Kane (S)
Neymar (F) Barcelona's Plan X is scrap everything, bring Neymar back and rebuild the attack around him.}

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28 Dec 2018 13:45:53
Wow Ed002, amazing as usual. Could i be greedy and ask where MDL is expected to be heading for now? Thanks

{Ed002's Note - Bayern Munich or Juventus.}

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28 Dec 2018 14:05:36
Thanks Ed

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

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30 Dec 2018 16:05:43
I'm sorry if this's been covered, but could you perhaps tell what a "unique transfer clause" is? :)

{Ed002's Note - It is not worth my while explaning.}

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30 Dec 2018 16:18:21
Okay, no problemo :)

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15 May 2019 11:24:45
Hey ed, have the target for Barcelona changed?

and has there been any recent interest in coutinho? they seem to play him as if they auditioning to sell him, he just does not fit their team.

any response is appreciated.

thanks

{Ed002's Note - Yes, I would strike Nicolo Zaniolo from the list. There have been no offers for Coutinho.}

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25 Dec 2018 09:37:43
Any interest in Coutinho? And would Barcelona be open to letting him go?

{Ed002's Note - They would certainly sell but there is no interest I am aware of. They may look to use him in a trade.}

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25 Dec 2018 09:58:51
What a fast reply, thanks a lot! I suppose it would be a trade with a top top player, if such a trade were to take place? Given the amount of money they paid for him.
Anyways, thanks for the reply - hope you have a nice holiday and hopefully some time off too.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you mean by "top top player". Liverpool fans have no been able to grasp the amount of money paid nor the structure of the payments at all. Have a great holiday period.}

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02 Aug 2018 01:38:42
With Digne going to Everton, are you expecting Barca to bring in another LB?

{Ed001's Note - not sure as there were high hopes for Cucurella at one point, and he has just been promoted from the youth teams. They were having a look at some left backs, but Digne was a back up so it really depends on other signings as to whether they just give Cucurella the role or go and buy a cheap back up. Money can only be stretched so far.}

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02 Aug 2018 05:10:23
Thanks mate

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

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20 Jul 2018 15:33:23
Hi ed002,

Are barcelona interested in signing paul pogba this summer if they can sell the players they need to so they can afford a deal?

Thanks in advance for any information.

{Ed002's Note - A I have explained, Pogba has been offered to Barcelona and three other sides and at this time none have said if they are interested or not. Right now his agent is preoccupied dealing with another player and perhaps they will look again for interest after that.}

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21 Jul 2018 23:01:18
Which player would that be, if you Can tell? :)

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant and nothing to do with Barcelona.}

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21 Jul 2018 23:14:09
Okay I understand - thanks for a very swift reply! Have a Nice weekend!

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19 Jul 2018 19:42:21
Are Barca or any other club interested in Alonso of Chelsea, there's been a few links Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - There has been interest from a couple of sides but Barcelona’s issues are growing.}

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19 Jul 2018 12:24:42
Hello Ed002. I know the Eden Hazard saga has been done to death in terms of Real Madrid wanting to secure his devices this summer, but I was wondering if Barcelona might throw their name in as well as has been reported? And are both teams (if interested) in completing a move for him?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what has been reported but Barcelona has made no approach to Chelsea about Hazard and they are not in a position to buy him without selling players - and they have other priorities.}

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20 Jul 2018 19:36:19
You're a star Ed002, thanks for sharing

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19 Jul 2018 09:00:33
Ed002, possible to ask about the future of Ousmane Dembele? Seems to have been frozen out of Barcelona's plans despite the huge fee paid.

{Ed002's Note - Ousmane Dembele would like more game time and Barcelona would be open to him going but it is unlikely as the asking price is well beyound what clubs would pay - and that is driven by their significantly overpaying in the first place.}

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07 Aug 2018 10:21:01
Any new information about dembele? Which clubs are interested? No possible loan move? Thanks in advance!

{Ed002's Note - No, there is nothing new. Everything previously said still stands.}

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