Now this is seriously annoying me; each game I start I always see the same transfers for exactly the same amounts.
Srna and Sakho always go to City (both for around 17m)
Kara goes to Bursaspor (350k)
Jenssen (from Tromso) goes to Catania (for 1m)
Here comes the problem:
When I try to buy these players I have to pay a lot more;
Srna costs me at least 22m (lower bids are always rejected)
Sakho is impossible to buy (bids till 40m are rejected !!!)
Kara costs me 1.5m (lower bids are rejected)
Jenssen costs me 3.5m (again lower bids rejected)
Sorry stan toner but I dont think secret clauses is the answer at all.
It is pretty common for this, though Im not sure why,
My advice would be to try to unsettle the players by declaring interest in them over a period of time. I know this still subjects you to different requirements from the AI teams, but it should work in time if your team is big enough.
Also if an AI team makes an offer then the club should accept a identical or at least similar offer from you as long as you are not in the same division or a rival
but then of course you have to compete with man city for wages....
I see this with cheik m'bengue....as Villa I tried to sign him and they were asking for 10m....I then see Sunderland buying him for 4.8m!!!! I re-loaded my game back a few days and put a bid in matching Sunderland's and it got accepted!! My advice, wait to see them put their bid in and match, should then be accepted.