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03 Mar 2014 23:10:31

Do Real Madrid have first refusal on Gundogan?


{Ed002's Note - There is an agreement between the clubs but it is not binding if the player wishes to move elsewhere. This was dealt with at the time.}

1.) Ed002, good morning. I have seen your updates on Gundogan recently, but can I ask who you think COULD become interested in Gundogan other than ourselves and RM? A club that could make things tougher for us to sign him this summer. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I can't say with any confidence Syd but there has been previous interest from a number of clubs that could well return with an offer if he can prove his fitness. Whether or not the likes of Rubin Kazan, Arsenal or Manchester City would be interested now I don't know. If Real Madrid are still interested he will move there - and I think that there is little doubt over that. I suspect that any suggested move to Bayern Munich will not happen.}

2.) I don't see Dortmund selling to Bayern, but interest would seem to be there. The way I see it panning out is Real won't sign Vidal as he will stay in Turin. Real will therefore move for Gundogan, and we will move for Kroos. Carvalho will then choose between us and Madrid as we both seem interested if the price is right.

3.) Ed002, thanks for the reply, do you still expect Kroos to sign a new deal? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Without knowing where the talks stand Syd I cannot say.}

4.) Ed002, apparently the talks have stalled, but as you know that means nothing. If he's talking to them at all it means he would be willing to sign a new deal if they offer him what HE wants. I think MU would pay what is needed if he was to leave, MU don't seem to baulk at proven talent, especially with the predicament we are currently in. I just cannot help but think he is angling for a better BM deal. If he was to sign a new deal do you think Schweinsteiger or Martinez could become available? In your opinion. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - You are making a lot of assumptions that it is about money - my understanding is that it is not the case. Schweinsteiger and Martinez will not be made available.}

5.) Ed002, playing time for the most part then I guess Ed? If so then there is always going to be an issue making Martinez, Thiago, Kroos, Goetze & Schweinsteiger fit into a side. Especially when the likes of Mueller, Robben, Ribery & Draxler (who they want) need to fit in too. Shaqiri I expect will be sold. I can see it being a problem for Pep to keep all of these players happy. Haven't BM also signed Rode? Hasn't Lahm been playing midfield too?

{Ed002's Note - You are guessing Syd. And I can see players in your list who will be sold. You do realise that they have a squad of 25 and not just 11 Syd?}

6.) Of course Ed, but if BM make the UCL final, you will have several players wanting to start in that game and if they keep getting overlooked for the big games they will become restless. It happens all of the time. Do you see Robben, Ribery & Shaqiri being sold? What about Mueller?

{Ed002's Note - Munich do a very good job of keeping their players happy Syd. This is not the place to discuss BM transfers.}



03 Jul 2013 18:25:50
Daehli has signed for Molde on a 2 year deal.




09 Jun 2013 18:30:49
According to Bild, Lewandowski will definitley not be moving to Bayern this summer.


1.) 09 Jun 2013 19:40:46
Apparently Zorc has said that they will not be forced into selling Lewandowski and he will remain at Dortmund until the end of his contract. Fair play to them.

2.) Just read that story as well, that surely has to make us favourites if you analyse the situation. If we sign Lewandowski and Thiago (both realistic and won't cost too much) we'll be set for the season. I of course would love Fabregas but would rather have Lewandowski, the only way to get Fabregas and Lewandowski is if we sell Rooney. Thoughts?

3.) Broussia dortmund were very angry with bayern the way bayern behaved prior to the champions league final. After what happened with gotze and other attempts to unsettle the dortmund camp in the build up to the game, it seems dortmund are quite intent on selling to a club elsewhere.

The problem of course, ultimately if the player is prepared to wait out the year of his contract, dortmund will have a lot to loose. Probably around 25m.

Without fans behind him lewandowski could also has a lot to loose however, if he chooses to run down his contract. He could have a bad year next season being booed by home fans and could struggle to find form amidst that. It could well be that he dosent even feature for the side if he stays. Going to a new club after a very negative season may not be the same as going somewhere now. So Lewandoski has a lot to loose as well.

In the end I think it will depend who is prepared to call each others bluff more. I still think there is some chance lewandoski won't end up at bayern.

4.) Well we'll just have to wait and see then.

5.) He might be looking to go on a free in 2014. I am not convinced United seriously want him. Maybe Chelsea, but again, they have Torres, Ba, Lukaku and Debryne. Jose plays with on striker. So do they really need him? I can only see them moving three strikers out to accommodate him should they wish. Or maybe United can trade Chicha for Ronaldo and buy Lewandoski, but it's a very costly scheme. Thank GOD it's only my fertile imagination folks.

6.) DHK

Love your comment, would like to paste it as a reply to every post on here. Genius.


7.) Borussia Dortmund sporting director Zorc has stressed he will not join Bayern.

8.) RDG

thanks for clarifying that I really needed someone to come on and state the obvious?

9.) Jose getting rid of Ba? Okay so they have Torres and Lukaku? We know Mourinho is an admirer and we know Abramovich would be interested after his performances in the CL this year so they've got to be in the running? Especially after Falcao isn't available now.

I'd love Lewandowski but how would he fit in with RvP and Rooney? Seeing as Wayne isn't going anywhere.


10.) I may get some stick for this but unless we sell rooney (whom I think may stay) and possibly chica then I do not think we can accomidate for him without having to cut back in other needed possitions and run the risk of been to top heavy

11.) Ozwald Lewandowski and RVP can easily play beside each other, maybe one of them dropping back a little here and there, but this probably wouldn't be needed if we got the midfield enforcer we need.

12.) As much as I rate Lewandowski, where will he and RVP fit if we play a 4-2-3-1, considering we will also have hernandez, welbeck and possibly rooney? and do we have enough talent out wide for a 4-4-2 to accomodate both?

13.) Can see Rooney in swap for £20mil cash plus Martinez/Badstuber. We then buy Lev and Thiago and we are all set. Ship out Nani, Valencia, Young and we go for a formation without wingers. Pure posession football with two of the worlds best footballing strikers linking, awesome.


14.) Oz, who said Rooney isn't going anywhere?




28 Apr 2013 23:38:07
Ed, sorry for asking a non United related question, but is it true City and Dortmund have agreed a swap deal between Dzeko and Reus? {Ed002's Note - No. Chelsea, Juventus, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Arsenal showed an interest in Marco Reus before his return to Dortmund last year. Recent tentative approaches made by Chelsea and Manchester City have resulted in a "not for sale" response regardless of their being a release clause in his contract. Manchester City are likely to push again as Dortmund are looking to Dzeko as a replacement for Lewandowski and will look to ease a deal through by offering favourable terms on the transfer or a contribution to his salary, but Reus is keen to stay where he is for now.}


1.) Ed002, what happens if City contribute to Dzeko's salary and Reus decides he wants to join someone other than City or permanently stay at Dortmund? Thanks. {Ed002's Note - Unrelated.}

2.) Okay, so City expect to contribute some of his Dzeko's salary anyway?

Sydney! {Ed002's Note - See above.}



27 Apr 2013 00:39:34
Now I'm not saying I believe this to be true, but I have heard that the 3 players Fergie wants this summer are Kevin Strootman, Robert Lewandowski and Gareth Bale.

Add all that up and it's potentially £80-90m. Of course with player sales, it could mean a net spend of around £50-60m?

Thoughts everyone?


1.) Id be very happy with that, we seen bale RM against city and he was just as good there as he was on the left.

rafael jones vidic evra
carrick strootman
bale RVP kagawa

2.) I have believed for some time that bale would be this summers primary target. It makes perfect sense, who better to succeed the welsh wizard. And he is so similar to Ronaldo in the way he plays, and we all know how much fergie loves ronnie. Tottenham can talk about 100m all they want but the fact is they would more than likely accept half that amount. They simply can't afford not too, especially as they want a new stadium. I wouldn't be surprised if we offered Rooney + nani for him. And I think Tottenham would take it to be honest. They are absolutely desperate for a striker and they won't get any of the big guns ie. Falcao, Suarez, cavani etc. but I think they would appeal to Rooney.

3.) That is exactly what I have been hearing as well, although for Bale our firm interest will not necessarily lead to signing given Tottenham's crazy demands unless they don't qualify for CL and Bale forces a move through like Berbatov did!

The offers for Lew and Strootman won't surpass 20m euros which we can certainly generate through player sales (Nani and Anderson alone)
Our reported 50m pounds budget is as much as we would go for Bale.

4.) Oh and yeah I forgot we are also in for Cabaye!

We will def sign to midfielders this summer if we can get our way as I have mentioned time and time again.


5.) So you think if we offer them Rooney A) they could afford his wages and B) he'd wanna move to spurs, a club not challenging the league and can't even confirm champions league?


6.) That would do nicely. I doubt it will happen though. G Bale isn't coming.

7.) I thought we declared in last years share prospectus that yearly net spend would be £25M?

If SAF has big spending in mind, Nani, Anderson and maybe Rooney could fund such a spree.





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28 May 2015 01:53:46
Honestly think Mats Hummels would be one of the worst signings we could make this summer. Slow, injury prone, poor season and loses concentration too often for a supposed £30m+ defender. Have never seen the fuss with him.

Now Otamendi on the other hand, is absolutely top class. Reads the game well, great in the tackle, absolute warrior. Reminds me of Vidic. Would be well worth paying the £35m clause. If not him, then Laporte or Varane.

But definitely not Hummels.


{Ed007's Note - I've always been a bigger fan of Subotic than Hummels but I can't see him going anywhere, it looks like he'll be signing a new deal at Dortmund.}

1.) 28 May 2015 02:25:48
Same here mate. Hummels strikes the wrong chords with me as well. Everyone here seems to go after names. We have brought names, haven't we? Look what has happened. We need tough and fast players to survive the premier league. Look at Chelsea. Depay and hopefully Di Maria will handle the flair department. We need effective players, tough and not injury prone. I'd go for Otamendi, Clyne, Schneiderlin and Berahino. Cue the disagreements.

2.) 28 May 2015 03:02:40
Otamendi, Clyne and Schneiderlin yes I would go for but i'm not convinced with Berahino, he apparently has attitude issues which is never a good sign, he also has an agent who can be difficult.
First choice forward for me is Lewandowski(no chance) then Benzema (could be possible) both pretty tough and not inury prone.

3.) 28 May 2015 03:15:48
Yikes. Not sure about the sudden hating of Hummels. I for one still think he would be a great signing. A player doesn't become poor overnight despite having a poor campaign. I agree that there might be younger and less expensive options out there though, but I would be no means be disappointed with the signing!!!

4.) 28 May 2015 04:09:45
You may he right about Berahino. Can't we take a chance with him? He has all the attributes.

{Ed025's Note - very good player redsoul but a loose cannon, WBA will want top dollar for him which makes it a big gamble imo mate..

5.) 28 May 2015 04:21:00
Agree with Herb on Saido Berahino. I think he has talent but his attitude needs addressing before anyone comes in for him. I am also not sold on Clyne. I think he is overrated because he is English and has been shown up in the past few months. The one I do agree with massively is Schneiderlin, top player and he is the lynchpin we are craving.

6.) 28 May 2015 08:46:34
G.A.G.U.S - Injury prone? in the last 5 seasons he has made the following appearances(not including internation games)

10/11 - 38
11/12 - 40
12/13 - 39
13/14 -29
14/15 - 31

i can't see how he is injury prone, hummels was great in the world cup against the best players in world football, people seem to not want him because of his lack of pace, yet he is one of the best defenders around, reads the game and is not afraid to put a tackle in or come out and play with the ball, everything we are clearly lacking.

7.) 28 May 2015 08:53:41
Zaha has just as much talent as Berahino and just as bad an attitude. Zaha couldn't make it at a top club, so why would Berahino?

8.) 28 May 2015 09:44:56
how about benteke? we like to cross the ball a lot so why not bring in someone who is used to the prem league, scores goals and is tough enough to be a handful to central defenders.
Not sure about hummels either. The main attriute a defender needs to have is the ability to defend not to pass the ball out of defense. Would prefer Otamendi

9.) 28 May 2015 10:14:09

Have to disagree with you on your views mate, totally different players. what's wrong with his attitude?

Zaha reminds me of the Harlem Globetrotters version of a basketball player. The truth is those guys are not even remotely good enough for the NBA.

Berahino wants to play at a bigger and better club, nothing wrong with that.

10.) 28 May 2015 10:51:23
Dont rate Berahino personally. I'm not a huge fan of Clyne either, both players won't be a major upgrade on what we have.

Is Berahino much better than Wilson? What will happen with Wilson if we sign him?

Is Clyne really much better than Rafael? We say Rafael is injury prone, but who's to say Clyne won't struggle to adapt just like Shaw has? Shaw wasn't injury prone when we signed him.

We need experience and intelligence at the back, I say Janmaat if we sign one, as I don't think we should be spending £25m on a RB when we have CB X2, CM X2 that are more important positions to fill.

In 2 years times Berahino will be rotting at a Newcastle or Palace imo.

11.) 28 May 2015 18:19:01

The answer to your question is yes they are both much better than what we have and honestly how can you even think rafael and Clyne are almost the same.

Out of curiosity what did wilson do this season for people to think he is going to be something special. I watched him like everyone else and still a long way off being there.

12.) 28 May 2015 20:58:55
GCU - sorry missed this mate.

Rafael was a £25m player two seasons ago, just because a manager doesn't fancy him it doesn't mean he isn't very good. We haven't seen him.

I would wager had Wilson played for WBA this season and Berahino for us there would be the same hype the other way around. No striker would look good for us, Wilson has all the attributes of Berahino and as far as I know he isn't carrying the same attitude.



23 May 2015 21:48:22
Edurne wearing Red at the Eurovision. Definitley a sign that De Gea is staying.

Oh wait! She's now wearing gold. We had a gold away kit in 2001-02. The signs lads, the signs.


1.) 23 May 2015 22:11:52
I don't think losing De Gea would leave us in crisis. We made top four thanks to him but if we fix the problems that gave him that responsibility to save our ucl dream, we should be fine. We will obviously get a decent goalkeeper if he goes, someone like Cech may be or Valdes for the time being. Why everyone seems to cry over him leaving? We will be fine. We would love him to have a legend OT career but that's the least of our problems right now.

2.) 23 May 2015 22:47:17
Why are we so bothered? Because he is in the top 3 keepers in the world. Can you name one player we have other than De Gea in the top 3 in their position in the world? Answer is a resounding no. It's imperative that we keep our best players. People seem to think our defence will be so good next season we can play without a keeper. Hummels already looks a no go, I wouldn't hold your breath on couple of world class defenders coming in

3.) 24 May 2015 01:34:05
Mate, who wouldn't want De Gea to stay? Its no wonder Madrid is after him. But can't a team win with a goalkeeper who maybe can't pull of extraordinary saves like him but still does a decent job? That is to say if we have a good enough midfield and defense. If we don't, that's another issue. If we still can't fix a problem which should have been fixed years ago, God help us. It ain't that easy but we cannot not splash the bucks on top defenders. We have the brand, the money, and now UCL (hopefully). If we miss out again, it will be no excuse. Valdes or Cech may not have the reflexes of De Gea but they're top goalkeepers. They have won because their team was good enough. There can be no excuse to say we are not good enough in certain areas. We are no Liverpool. Cheers.
PS: Hope De Gea stays, if not, good luck to him. We will be fine.



11 Apr 2015 19:42:35
Ilkay Gundogan, my favourite CM before his injury and the one player I wanted us to sign above all others 2 years ago. Haven't seen much since he has returned but if he's available for £15m, and over his injury, it could be one of the bargains of the century.


1.) 11 Apr 2015 22:47:37
Agree, mate. Haven't seen too much of him lately. Is he still the same player he was before his injury?

2.) 12 Apr 2015 00:56:28
He has been pretty good since coming back from his injury mate and I'd take a punt on him. Sure ED002 said that a move is unlikely though as he has just penned a new deal.



25 Mar 2015 01:19:39
I was talking to him about Seamus - fuelled by drink I must admit - and he told me how his son was a massive United fan, and it was his biggest dream to play for the club. He told me that where Seamus lives now would also be perfect, as he wouldn't have to sell his house/move house for access reasons.
I'm friends with Seamus's brother. And yeah he has mentioned Seamus is a United fan.


1.) 25 Mar 2015 08:56:05
Big fan of Seamus. Would love to see him in red!

2.) 25 Mar 2015 10:45:39
Clyne or Coleman would do. Clyne is better defender, coleman much better offensively.

3.) 25 Mar 2015 12:23:53
Clyne has scored some cracking goals this season. I'd go with Clyne for two reasons, younger and cheaper.



03 Mar 2015 21:50:59
GAGUS, I do believe that's the longest post I've ever seen you put on here. What's happened to the pithy one-liners, or have you shacked up with Shappy now?
Just saw this. I've been on here about 5 years now. Used to post regularly, not so much now. But I'm always reading.

And no, Shappy is not my type.





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25 May 2015 22:21:52
Medical experts all over the place here.




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22 Apr 2015 00:12:35
I'm going to say PSG?




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06 Mar 2015 01:57:47
Fresh said he's not a better option, Hinksey.




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11 Jan 2015 21:13:27
People on Twitter saying he was sitting behind the singing section all game with his family. So it looks like it's rubbish.




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It's his back, not his knee.





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11 Jul 2015 05:27:41
I think it's hilarious that people actually believe we're waiting to change strips to unveil players when we just today revealed Memphis Depay holding the current Nike kit.




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08 Jun 2015 07:03:38
I'll never forget KLOOT being convinced the Glazers actually had moles on here working for them.


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05 Jun 2015 01:28:36
I think he's massively overrated myself. Decent player with potential, but I don't think he'll be anything more than another Walcott. He's definitely not worth paying the suggested price for.

I honestly believe Depay is a better player and prospect.




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06 May 2015 19:13:52
I think this whole 'United want to sign an Adidas player' is absolute rubbish. Football just doesn't work like that.


{Ed025's Note - your right mate..