13 Jul 2017 00:58:57
I've read a few rumours Barcelona have bid for Semedo from Benfica. Nothing certain of course but I was quietly hoping that we'd sign him. I know you're a big fan as well Ed.

{Ed004's Note - I've seen them reports as well unfortunately. He's exactly what they need so it makes sense. I'm just hoping they continue to push for Bellerin}

1.) 13 Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017 20:49:18
Apparently Semedo will be having a medical with Barcelona tomorrow so he's one to scratch off the list

I think Fabinho will happen there is also Serge Aurier since PSG have signed Dani Alves I sure he was mentioned on the sharkopod.

{Ed002's Note - Yes Aurier is the Plan C, so now I would suggest the firm target.}

2.) 13 Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017 21:10:26
Will be interesting to see dave. Especially with the Ed saying Jose sees fabinho as a rb more than a cm, with the apparent block put on the matic deal maybe fabinho solves 2 problems.

{Ed004's Note - Gutted that we won't be signing Semedo I think everyone on here knows I wanted him however, Aurier isn't a bad back up option. Strong, quick and powerful. Has a good cross on him he just seems to lack discipline}

3.) 13 Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017 21:20:03
tom/ ed004

Do you believe Chelsea would block a potential move for Matic over the Lukaku ordeal seems very petty if true I believe its media bull.

Haven't seen much of Aurier at all so couldn't pass judgment you've just got to trust the manager.

{Ed004's Note - I don't think Chelsea would block a move tbh. If the player wants to go there would be no point keeping him}

4.) 13 Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017 21:44:02
Can't blame the of for wanting to get and play for Barca. Great move for club and player.

Suppose Darmian stays if we don't land any of our full back targets? Tonight he looked good towards the end of the season.

I think right forward and left back are far more urgent concerns for now.

5.) 13 Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017 21:51:31
You know i was with you on this one ed04. Semedo would have been one of my fist signings so i too am gutted. Like you say Aurier is not a bad backup. The only issue would be that both he and baily would be away together for the African Cup of Nations.

{Ed004's Note - I didn't even consider that. Aurier is probably currently the better player but Semedo has a far higher ceiling.}

6.) 14 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 06:05:34
Fergie very rarely signed players from Africa because of the timing of the Africa Cup of Nations.