Gael Bigirimana proud pulling on Newcastle shirt | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Gael Bigirimana is proud to be pulling on the Newcastle United shirt.The youngster shone in the 1-0 win over Monaco on Monday night.

Gael Bigirimana is proud to be pulling on the Newcastle United shirt.

The youngster shone in the 1-0 win over Monaco on Monday night.

He told the Evening Chronicle: “It just amazing playing in a black-and-white shirt.

“It’s an honour to put that kit on – Newcastle is a big club, and I’m just privileged to wear the shirt.”

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Chelsea price Malouda out of Santos move | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has seen a move to Santos fall through.

Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has seen a move to Santos fall through.

Malouda, 32, still has 12 months of his £70,000-a-week contract to run and had been hoping to be released as a free agent.

But Chelsea are looking for around £5million for the former Lyon player. It was that fee coupled with his £3million-a-year wage demands that killed Santos’ interest.

Arsenal, Sunderland target Nzonzi slaps in Blackburn transfer demand | Transfers | Tribal Football

Steven Nzonzi has demanded a transfer from Blackburn Rovers.Arsenal and Chelsea watched Nzonzi, 23, last year and Sunderland are keen.

Steven Nzonzi has demanded a transfer from Blackburn Rovers.

Arsenal and Chelsea watched Nzonzi, 23, last year and Sunderland are keen.

Kean said: “Steven has asked for a transfer. We want players who want to be here so he was left at home.

“He’s made it clear he wants to play his football elsewhere so we’ll be listening to offers.

“At the moment, we are not planning to have him in the squad. He’s not taken part in any first-team sessions.”

Liverpool boss Rodgers admits Fulham approach for Dempsey | Transfers | Tribal Football

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits making an approach to Fulham for Clint Dempsey.Fulham have said the player is not for sale and that they hope to tie the 29-year-old to a new deal.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits making an approach to Fulham for Clint Dempsey.

Fulham have said the player is not for sale and that they hope to tie the 29-year-old to a new deal.

“Clint is a player we’ve enquired about, it is as simple as that,” Rodgers told liverpoolfc.com.

“Ian Ayre, our managing director, has spoken with the club to see what the position is. That is where we’re at.

“He’s a very talented player but we don’t like to talk about other clubs’ players.”

Valencia welcomes Man Utd signings Kagawa, Powell | Transfers | Tribal Football

Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has welcomed their new signings.

Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has welcomed their new signings.

New signings Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell will add to the competition for places around the midfield and attack but Valencia has welcomed their arrival.

“It is motivation for all players as they are young players who have obviously done well in their careers,” he told MUTV.

“It is why they are now at Manchester United. When new players come, it motivates the whole team so I’m sure we can give our maximum and do our best to support them.”

Tottenham face being blown out of water by Lokomotiv Moscow in Adebayor battle | Transfers | Tribal Football

Tottenham face being outbid by Lokomotiv Moscow for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Tottenham face being outbid by Lokomotiv Moscow for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

The London Evening Standard says Lokomotiv Moscow have made an £8million bid for Adebayor.

Adebayor is still in talks over a permanent move to White Hart Lane but Spurs have yet to come to an agreement with the former Arsenal striker.

Spurs are reluctant to match Adebayor’s £175,000-a-week salary but Lokomotiv, who are managed by former Croatia coach Slaven Bilic, are prepared to take on his wages.

Manchester City are ready to do business with the Russian club but it is understood that Adebayor prefers a transfer to Tottenham.

Chelsea know price for Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea know the price needed for Olympique Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta.

Chelsea know the price needed for Olympique Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta.

The London Evening Standard says Chelsea have been tracking Azpilicueta, who has arrived in London with Spain’s Olympic football team, for the past 12 months.

The 22-year-old’s contract expires in 2014 and Marseille are prepared to sell him to help boost their finances.

Sources in France suggest Chelsea are favourites for his signature, although his Olympic commitments could prove a stumbling block in completing any deal quickly.

Tottenham boss AVB snapped meeting Hulk in Brazil team hotel | Transfers | Tribal Football

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is stepping up his pursuit of Porto star Hulk.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is stepping up his pursuit of Porto star Hulk.

The London Evening Standard says Hulk was pictured meeting coach Andre Villas-Boas at Brazil’s team hotel in St Albans last night.

The Portuguese is a huge admirer of Hulk having worked with him at Porto during their treble-winning 2010-11 season, however it is unlikely Spurs could afford the £40m asking price or his wage demands of over £100,000 a week.

Chelsea remain in contact with Porto for Hulk, but also concerned about his asking price.

Man Utd boss Ferguson: Fantastic Berbatov can leave | Transfers | Tribal Football

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson accepts Dimitar Berbatov wants to leave.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson accepts Dimitar Berbatov wants to leave.

Ferguson explained his mixed feelings over Berbatov.

“I do not need to herald the abilities of Dimitar Berbatov, he is a fantastic talent,” said Ferguson.

“Last season he didn’t quite get the amount of football he wants. At his age, it was difficult for him to accept his position in the forward line.

“He had Rooney, Welbeck and Hernandez in front of him, and they are all young men.

“The boy has a future, but if he wants to leave it is a different matter.

“I am easy about it if he stays. I would be happy with that.

“But if someone comes in and Dimitar wants to leave, we will assess it.”

Rodgers: Liverpool willing to listen to Carroll offers | Transfers | Tribal Football

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits they’re considering offers for Andy Carroll.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits they’re considering offers for Andy Carroll.

However, he ruled out letting the striker leave on-loan.

“There has been a lot written and spoken about him but first and foremost Andy is a Liverpool player,” Rodgers told liverpoolfc.com.

“To consider a loan period for someone the club spent £35million on isn’t something we’re looking to do at this moment in time.

“Andy will be the same as every other player – if there’s ever an offer that comes in we’d look at it as a club and see if it’s going to be worthwhile for the club and the team as a whole.

“The club invested £35million in him. People talk about whether he can fit into my style or not, but if you’re a club and you spend £35million on a player you’d like to think he can fit into whatever style the team plays.

“He’s a good player. He’ll join the rest of the group next week and we’ll take it from there.”