Ok, the norwegian paper Aftenposten has made a few calls. Quick translation:
Suspects a bidding war is taking place and is prepared to lose him. Believes Columbia can match other teams wrt almost any issue, including money.
Thinks the speculations of EBH joining Sky 'makes sense', but also mentions that Bjarne Riis is very interested.
Says they've given EBH the chance to do what he wants, and will continue to do so should he re-sign. Will give him the support he wants.
Columbia intends to be a team of future champions, and EBH can be one of them.
Expects a decision within the next two weeks.
Doesn't want to give any advice, feel it would be disrespectful. Hopes he stays.
His manager, Birger Hungerholdt:
No bidding war is taking place.
Most important factor is being comfortable about the team and EBH's place in it, and so far Columbia has been a good fit, and he might very well stay.
Not in a hurry, no point in Edvald being the first to decide. Wants to see which riders ends up where first.
Expects a decision within two months, not two weeks.