10 Jun 2021 11:15:43
Apparently we have now reached an agreement with sancho and have made an opening bid. according to various sources it's too low and won't be accepted but talks are happening. Hopefully we get this done and it doesn't end up like last year 🤦‍♂️.

1.) 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021 11:36:13
Seems like it might be further than last year already to be honest, our opening bid seems reasonable for a negotiation to me, hopefully meet somewhere in the middle. He isn’t worth what we are paying but who is these days? He improves the team and that’s what matters.

2.) 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021 11:51:21
Totally agree, need to get this one done and get on to improving in other areas…going to be difficult with the euros on though as we aren’t exactly efficient or swift negotiators 🤣 Quick question to the Ed’s, are we back to a normal transfer window now? Ie it ends 31st August? Thanks 👍.

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

3.) 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021 12:25:49
Thanks for the response ed002 👍.

4.) 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021 18:10:36
BBC reporting that we have made a 67.5 million bid that has been rejected. Dortkund have refused saying they want 77 million and 4.25 million on top.

Two things stroke me about this, didn't we learn Dortmund last year set a valuation and you either meet it or forego the transfer and who is briefing the press about such details. Assuming it is us, I don't really like this way of operating strikes me as pretty classless.

5.) 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021 18:28:14
It's what us british are know best for we like to haggle. We will pay what they want but why not try and save a few quid in the meantime. If I'm being honest I can't see many teams bidding, I personally think he's a bit over rated and should go for raphina who would be a better option and value for money. He's a good player but the cost involved are massive. We should be looking at the guy they will replace him with as dvd seem to do well with buying and selling.

6.) 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021 18:38:30
Negotiating is how business works, it’s not classless. We aren’t far away from what they want, if the story is to be believed it sounds like we will be back with another offer soon and should get it over the line finally.

7.) 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021 18:39:25

If you wanted to buy my car and thought it was worth £5000 but I said I’ll accept nothing less than £10,000 would you pay up or try and negotiate?

8.) 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021 19:14:31
Dortmund are notorious for setting an asking price and not budging. We have offered £67 million when they wanted £77 million. Will we now waste the summer arguing over £10 million, which is the equivalent of Phil Jones medical bill.

9.) 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021 18:46:18
Ed, are you able to confirm whether the situation has progressed today?

{Ed002's Note - According to his agent, no.}

10.) 10 Jun 2021
10 Jun 2021 19:37:15
Apologies I pressed send too early.

As I said my classless didn't refer too negotiations, that is part of it.

My reference was entirely to us yet again deciding to come out and post am unofficial message over the negotiations via Simon Stone of the BBC. I don't like this way of doing business I would prefer us to do our negotiations behind closed doors and not start speaking of it appease fans most likely. I just don't like this way of operating, in the past I don't remember us doing this. I don't see City or Chelsea operating in this manner.

As for the negotiations itself, Dortmund have clearly shown they set a price and we either pay it or walk away. We went through this last summer again briefing Mr Stone over the same issue. It makes us look unprofessional highlighting the exact same problem publicly again in my opinion.

11.) 11 Jun 2021
11 Jun 2021 11:28:37
still unsure on sancho money mooted after we spent on amad and pellustri as well as having greenwood?

{Ed077's Note - even if all the clauses were met in the Diallo and Pellestri deals, we would still have a lower monetary outlay on those two than on the "additional" /agents fee in Sancho deal. I hope we don't bow down to the demands of Sancho's agents or it will set a very bad precedent IMO.

12.) 11 Jun 2021
11 Jun 2021 17:59:37
ED077 - I think we have already passed that mate with other deals ie., mr pogba.

{Ed077's Note - then we should learn from our previous experiences}

13.) 13 Jun 2021
13 Jun 2021 13:06:30
Dortmund are in a strong position. They actually don't need to sell anyone . I think we would be better off going for Traore and Neves from Wolves who are also available rather than wasting another window pursuing Sancho.

14.) 15 Jun 2021
15 Jun 2021 16:54:59
Neves maybe, mate. Not Traore. A bulkier Dan James.