Re: Deal Help???
1) The Essien deal is a great deal for you, because Essien is not a stable 95 unlike Sneijder (Sneijder also younger and IMO the better player of the two). Malouda is aging and also losing his sharpness so I would sell him anyways if I was you.
2) This deal is an easy one. It 100% is all about your career (long-term or short-term???)
Short-term: keep Cole and 20M
Long-term: get Pedro
I personally would go with the long-term option as Pedro all ready has a high rating at only the age of 23.
Hope this helped!