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    Id bid 50mil for iniesta, surely someone at barca wants to try and add more to their career than just being in spain. If i were a top footballer id want to try and win most titles in Europe with different clubs.
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    or a cheeky bid for kaka and return him to the beast he was
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    Surely Moysie would have asked his agent about the clauses in the contract before making the bid, right? :erm:

    Lol... https://mobile.twitter.com/Matt_Law_...45942164176896
    Lol'd at "it isn't there on Football Manager"
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    Don't get why people are saying it won't happen tbh. Cesc hasn't been a regular starter
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    (Original post by doggyfizzel)
    Can't see it being a PR move, getting rejected by two players hardly looks good.

    Although my thinking is its an unlikely move for us, there must be something going on in Spain. There have been rumours all summer, then they get shot down, then United make a bid? Surely United aren't just firing blind, there must be something that makes them think there is a possibility of Cesc being on the move.
    Some saying that season ticket renewals aren't exactly happening as fast as they would like


    (Original post by JM1987)
    or a cheeky bid for kaka and return him to the beast he was
    Playing as the regista might be just what he needs at this point of his career


    (Original post by zKlown)
    Lol'd at "it isn't there on Football Manager"
    :rofl: One guy said, "I play a lot of FM and it isn't on there" and the journo replied, "No you don't"
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    (Original post by doggyfizzel)
    Surely United aren't just firing blind, there must be something that makes them think there is a possibility of Cesc being on the move.
    Probably got van Persie in his ear.
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    Why not go after Bayerns midfielders who may be pissed of now rather than Cesc, unless the board know something we don't I can't believe this not being a PR stunt, £25 mil is not enough considering Barca just sold Thiago and Cesc wants to stay, starting to think Moyes didn't want to spend £22 mil on Thiago.
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    Some saying that season ticket renewals aren't exactly happening as fast as they would like
    No one with a brain at least is going to change the mind about a season ticket based on a bid for a player. A signing perhaps but a bid, which everyone think will be rejected?

    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Probably got van Persie in his ear.
    Are they actually good friends rather than just ex-teammates?
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    (Original post by rohitbd)
    Why not go after Bayerns midfielders who may be pissed of now rather than Cesc, unless the board know something we don't I can't believe this not being a PR stunt, £25 mil is not enough considering Barca just sold Thiago and Cesc wants to stay, starting to think Moyes didn't want to spend £22 mil on Thiago.
    I can't see why he wouldn't want to spend £22mil if it was just the money that was an issue, that is a smash and grab price.
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    (Original post by ledleyking123)
    Don't get why people are saying it won't happen tbh. Cesc hasn't been a regular starter
    If he just waits a bit longer, he probably will be.

    Will Xavi continue to be able to play 50-60 games a season?
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    (Original post by Idle)
    I can't see why he wouldn't want to spend £22mil if it was just the money that was an issue, that is a smash and grab price.
    Same but don't know, apparently Barca want £33 mil from us as PSG want £36 mil from Barca for Silva, and Barca cannot spend about 100mil in euros in one summer without selling players, dunno its all speculation for now, but if Cesc comes to us a lot may depend on if PSG are willing to let Silva go and at how much.
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    (Original post by ledleyking123)
    Don't get why people are saying it won't happen tbh. Cesc hasn't been a regular starter
    He started 30 league games last season.
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    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    He started 30 league games last season.
    Indeed, and now with Xavi looking a bit dodgy at the Euros and Thiago on the move, you'd have thought that number will go up even higher.

    Why would he choose us over Barca anyway? They might've just sold Thiago, but they've also bought Neymar and seem to be relentlessly chasing Thiago Silva (though that's likely a lost cause). Barca are a better team than us, fact. Then you can talk about his Arsenal links, which he might not want to betray. There's also the fact that he's a local, why would he want to move back to England after finally deciding to go back home?

    It's not happening.
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    (Original post by doggyfizzel)
    Are they actually good friends rather than just ex-teammates?
    They follow each other on Twitter.

    It's on.
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    United should have made this move before Thiago was sold. This transfer, for Cesc, is never going to happen, and it's been farcical handling from Moyes/your transfer committee. Atrocious really, stuff you'd expect from Arsenal or Liverpool, not United. If Cesc was the target then a move should have been made before Thiago was sold. It's ridiculous, like hell will Barca let him leave now, and like hell would he want to leave. Even if Barca want Thiago Silva they can cobble together funds from Thiago/Sanchez, and steal some from next year's budget, etc. Like hell would they sell Cesc, the prodigal son who returned home and started 41 times in all competitions (more than Iniesta and Xavi both), being the natural heir in their midfield.
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    Barca are taking their time to reject the bid.. Unless they are considering?? When we sent the bid for baines that was rejected in 30 minutes.. When arsenal sent the bid for Suarez that got reject in a hour..


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    (Original post by cost)
    Barca are taking their time to reject the bid
    They probably can't stop laughing. That or its gone 2pm in Spain so they've called it a day and gone home, if they even work mondays.
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
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    Obviously we'll just have to buy Modric and Ronaldo then, sorted!
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    (Original post by xDave-)
    I don't think it's pessimistic at all. As was just said above, we're being realistic. No one's said we're going to turn into Liverpool, just that we need to strengthen to keep up with our rivals.
    I do agree with you there, i'm as desperate for us to sign a CM as much as the next guy, but some of the comments on here are very RAWK-ish.

    (Original post by ledleyking123)
    Don't get why people are saying it won't happen tbh. Cesc hasn't been a regular starter
    It's been widely reported that Arsenal have first refusal at a knockdown price.
 
 
 
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