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Maybe Cesc's press conference threw them? They must have been confident that Cesc wanted to come in order to make the bid. Then they see Cesc denying any interest in moving. They then have to get in contact with Cesc again to see if he was still up for the move or had changed his mind. Meanwhile, they're sussing out alternatives in case he has decided to stay at Barca. Cesc then gets back to them saying he would still be willing to move if they get an agreement with Barca. The club now weighs up whether they should continue going for Cesc with a higher bid or switch to an alternative target. After careful deliberation they decide to make another bid.
Or something like that.
Are they using pigeons to contact him? :lol: It takes one phone call, the whole process that you describe should take five minutes to do, not weeks.
 

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Are they using pigeons to contact him? :lol: It takes one phone call, the whole process that you describe should take five minutes to do, not weeks.
They have to prepare the bid, you know. It takes around 10 days to prepare an offer.
 

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This is starting to get ridiculous if it's true, by this rate our 4th bid will be subsequently lower than our 3rd one.
Yes, because that would definitely go with the trend that has seen our bids rise with each one. I see you haven't found extra brains in the past week.
 

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You know Spanish people use commas and decimal points the wrong way round, right? That creates a whole lot of confusion and delay right there.
Let's not forget question marks and exclamation marks... would make for a very long, drawn out process.

United: So how about £35m?
Barca: ¡No!
United: ... wtf?
Barca: ¿Que?
 

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Has this man been seen in close proximity to Ed Woodward?
 

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How many games have Barca got before the end of the transfer window? I guess all we can hope for is that Fabregas spends 2/3rds of his game time before the end of August on the bench & realises where he'll be better off.
He played more games last season than nearly everyone in their team, he'll get games this season as well.
 

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With all the frantic transfer activity going on at Utd this summer I'm surprised the press keep returning to the same, bullshit, stories.

You'd swear they had no real news to report.
 

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That's what people keep saying, so why do other people keep saying he doesn't get enough game time & spends most of his time on the bench? Is it because he plays a lot of games, but only for the last 20 mins?
Fábregas played more minutes in the league than either Xavi or Iniesta but had significantly less game time than those two in the Champions League. So the perception of Fábregas being a backup player probably comes from the important games as usually Xavi and Iniesta are preferred in those.
 

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Anyone knows what "prepares a bid' actually means?

Surely its not that hard, just checking that the money is in the bank account and that we have the cashflow to fund the proposed wages? Thats less than 15 mins work.

Or what else goes int the making of a formal transfer bid?
 

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Anyone knows what "prepares a bid' actually means?

Surely its not that hard, just checking that the money is in the bank account and that we have the cashflow to fund the proposed wages? Thats less than 15 mins work.

Or what else goes int the making of a formal transfer bid?
Maybe they're all so nervous and excited about it they stand around daring each other to press send on the fax machine?
 

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Anyone knows what "prepares a bid' actually means?

Surely its not that hard, just checking that the money is in the bank account and that we have the cashflow to fund the proposed wages? Thats less than 15 mins work.

Or what else goes int the making of a formal transfer bid?
No, it cannot be that simple. It has to be very complicated.
 

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Anyone knows what "prepares a bid' actually means?

Surely its not that hard, just checking that the money is in the bank account and that we have the cashflow to fund the proposed wages? Thats less than 15 mins work.

Or what else goes int the making of a formal transfer bid?
Pretty sure you have to request an invitation to meet and there is a requirement to bring along some freshly baked treats to facilitate the deal.
 
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