Today’s English for Football expression is ‘to line up a bid for‘, which is used when talking about football transfers. To bid for something means to offer to buy something, to offer a price or some money, and to line up means to prepare or get ready for. So, combining these two phrases means to plan an offer to buy a player. January is the transfer window in European football and many teams are looking to line up bids for players at this time of year. Last week it was announced that Pep Guardiola will be made Bayern Munich manager next season, and the club is rumoured to be lining up a £40 million bid for Luis Suarez of Liverpool. To line up a bid for.