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Guillem Balague Talks Falcao, Angel Di Maria and More in @BR_UK Twitter Takeover

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Falcao of Monaco in action during the Emirates Cup match between Valencia and AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium on August 2, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterAugust 29, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Falcao of Monaco in action during the Emirates Cup match between Valencia and AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium on August 2, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Bleacher Report columnist Guillem Balague took over our UK twitter account to talk transfers on Friday afternoon, with plenty of big-transfer business still to be settled before deadline day.

15:00 UK time today. Join us. @GuillemBalague takes over @br_uk to talk transfers before deadline day. #AskGuillem pic.twitter.com/VWRgIUUP3I

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

Balague took questions on a host of European clubs, players and potential deals, and here is a roundup of what was said.

First, he was asked about Arsenal's transfer business:

.@GuillemBalague 'My understanding is Arsenal are set to sign a central midfielder. Likely their last signing of window' #AskGuillem

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

But for those hopeful Radamel Falcao might join up with the club, the news was not as good. Carlo Ancelotti isn't pushing for his arrival at Real Madrid:

.@GuillemBalague '@FALCAO's agent is trying to get him out of Monaco. Madrid coach Ancelotti doesn't want him, so unlikely there.

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

But the cost of a deal seems to price Arsenal out of any move:

.@GuillemBalague 'More on Falcao. Agent is trying to get him to Arsenal, Madrid or Juve. All unlikely moves right now #AskGuillem

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

#AskGuillem Will Falcao join Arsenal?

Shuj Zlatan's Son (@Shuj_Haider) August 29, 2014

.@GuillemBalague 'Final word. Falcao DEFINITELY not going to Arsenal. Far too expensive, even on loan' #AskGuillem

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

There was a note on Manchester City, too:

.@GuillemBalague '#MCFC were never interested in Di Maria. Don't want Falcao either' #AskGuillem

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

And when it came to Angel Di Maria, Balague backed him to make an impact at Old Trafford, despite the club overpaying for him:

#AskGuillem Do you think Di Maria is worth the money Manchester United payed for him?

— Adam (@iiTzAdZz) August 29, 2014

.@GuillemBalague '#MUFC have many handicaps, they had to overpay for Di Maria. I guarantee success for him at Old Trafford' #AskGuillem

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

Marco Reus' future has been much debated, and Balague believes Real Madrid have looked at his availability:  

#AskGuillem will Reus be out of BVB this window?

Subodh Chhetri (@SubodhChhetri01) August 29, 2014

.@GuillemBalague 'Reus has been offered to Madrid. They're looking into it. Or does he have something set with Bayern??' #AskGuillem

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

Beyond that, there was a question on the latest news of Javier Hernandez's Manchester United exit:

.@GuillemBalague 'On Chicharito. Valencia and Juve offers in. #mufc happy to let him go' #AskGuillem

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

There was also a look at Alex Song's future as he plans for life after Barcelona:

#AskGuillem any truth in the Alex Song to Liverpool rumours?

— Ad Jones (@Ad_jones16) August 29, 2014

.@GuillemBalague 'Song debating btw Turkish, Italian and English teams. Not sure if #LFC are in the mix' #AskGuillem

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

And finally, a note on Fernando Torres and the possibility of the Chelsea striker leaving for AC Milan:

@GuillemBalague what is the situation with Torres? And who do Chelsea have lined up if he leaves! #AskGuillem

— Philip Jones (@philbonesjones1) August 29, 2014

.@GuillemBalague 'Milan have approached #CFC and Torres. But huge gap in terms of wages.' #AskGuillem

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 29, 2014

Balague will be joining us again on deadline day as we bring you the last-minute moves, so make sure you're following @br_uk for the latest news.

 

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