AC Milan, Inter target Kolarov set for crunch Man City talks | Transfers | Tribal Football

Aleksandar Kolarov is set for crunch talks with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.

Aleksandar Kolarov is set for crunch talks with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.

The Daily Star says the Serbia international is concerned about his lack of regular starts under Mancini and wants to know if he is still part of his future plans.

Italian giants AC Milan and Inter Milan are both waiting in the wings to pounce and offer Kolarov an escape route, while Juventus are also keen on the defender.

He will tell Mancini he is not prepared to be used in just Capital One Cup and FA Cup games and that he wants a bigger role.

But if Mancini is unable to give him assurances, Kolarov will look to secure a move elsewhere before the start of the season.

Gera thrilled to be fit for West Brom preseason | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Zoltan Gera is delighted being fully fit for West Bromwich Albion preseason.

Zoltan Gera is delighted being fully fit for West Bromwich Albion preseason.

Gera, 33, ruptured a cruciate knee ligament after coming back from Fulham last summer to start his second spell with the Midlands club.

But now he is hoping to be fit for the new season.

The Hungary international said: “After you’ve been out for a year and missed a whole season, it is exciting and emotional to get back with the team.

“I feel like I am starting my career again.”

Swansea chasing Bristol City winger Adomah | Transfers | Tribal Football

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup is closing in on Bristol City winger Albert Adomah.The Sun says Swans boss Michael Laudrup is lining up a £3million bid for Adomah.

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup is closing in on Bristol City winger Albert Adomah.

The Sun says Swans boss Michael Laudrup is lining up a £3million bid for Adomah.

Ex-Swans chief Brendan Rodgers wanted the Ghana international, 24, before he quit to take charge at Liverpool.

But former Danish star Laudrup insisted: “The philosophy of the club is the same as mine.”

Benayoun proud of Chelsea teammates after Champions League triumph | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Yossi Benayoun says he was proud of his Chelsea teammates as they won the Champions League final at Bayern Munich last season.

Yossi Benayoun says he was proud of his Chelsea teammates as they won the Champions League final at Bayern Munich last season.

Benayoun was on-loan at Arsenal as the Blues turned their season around to win the European crown and FA Cup.

“Unfortunately it didn’t work out with Andre Villas-Boas, results weren’t good enough,” he said. “But Robbie took the team, and we won the FA Cup and Champions League.

“I kept in touch and it was just great to see the club winning these trophies.

“I was at home for the Champions League final, as the next day I was joining up with the national team. It was amazing to watch and enjoy.

“When you thought Bayern would win it, suddenly Didier Drogba was there like always to score an important goal.

“Of course I was so happy for the club, the players and the owner. Hopefully this season the club will win a few trophies again.”

Everton leave Rodallega to Fulham over personal demands | Transfers | Tribal Football

Everton have pulled out of their move for free agent Hugo Rodallega.

Everton have pulled out of their move for free agent Hugo Rodallega.

The Sun says Everton boss David Moyes was keen to take the Colombian striker to Goodison after his Wigan Athletic contract expired.

But Rodallega’s £70,000-a-week wage demands would have immediately put him at the top of Toffees’ pay scale.

Boss Moyes offered him £20,000 less before pulling out of the deal.

Rodallega, 27, is now set to join Fulham later this week after interest from Stoke and Aston Villa also came to nothing.

Pearce confident Chelsea's Sturridge will make Olympics | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Team GB boss Stuart Pearce expects Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge to be clear for the Olympics.

Team GB boss Stuart Pearce expects Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge to be clear for the Olympics.

Pearce expects Sturridge to join up with Team GB next week after his brush with viral meningitis.

The Chelsea striker, 22, has been recovering from the less severe strain of meningitis and missed the training camp in Spain.

But boss Pearce hopes he will train before next Friday’s friendly with Brazil and added: “The game will showcase the standard of football in the Olympics.”

Newcastle boss Pardew targets three signings | Transfers | Tribal Football

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew expects to make three new signings this summer.Pardew is keen to make more signings with a striker high on his wanted list.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew expects to make three new signings this summer.

Pardew is keen to make more signings with a striker high on his wanted list.

The London-born manager said: “I can’t see us bringing in more than three players — and a striker should come into the football club.

“That would be the third player.”

Newcastle boss Pardew keen on Blackburn winger Hoilett | Transfers | Tribal Football

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is making a move for Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Hoilett.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is making a move for Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Hoilett.

The Sun says the Canadian winger, 22, is out of contract at Blackburn, although the Lancashire club would be entitled to compensation due to his age.

German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach had seemed the most likely destination for Hoilett but a switch to Newcastle could now be on the cards.

Toon boss Pardew said: “It seems like there is an imminence to him moving, wherever he ends up.

“We are keeping a close eye on that because he is a good player.”

QPR are also in the race to secure Hoilett’s services.

Tottenham boss Villas-Boas wants to win Europa League | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to win the Europa League.AVB is a past winner with Porto.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to win the Europa League.

AVB is a past winner with Porto.

“One important thing is that we’d like to compete in the four competitions, particularly in the Europa League.

“It is the first European competition I won. Hopefully, I can get some more. It’s a competition that has so much history in this club, too.

“So we would like to extend our competition for titles to all of these competitions.

“If we are able to do that it means that we are taking the right steps towards what chairman Daniel Levy wants for the future.”

Villas-Boas not frightened of title expectations at Tottenham | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Andre Villas-Boas isn’t frightened by claims he’s inherited a title-winning squad at Tottenham.

Andre Villas-Boas isn’t frightened by claims he’s inherited a title-winning squad at Tottenham.

Previous Spurs boss Harry Redknapp claimed he had left a squad capable of winning the title — despite them finishing fourth last season.

But AVB was only too happy to pick up the gauntlet laid down by his predecessor to raise Lilywhite spirits everywhere. He said: “It’s a proposition I put to the players on the first day we met. We have to see, of course, whether it’s realistic or not.

“Other squads are evolving and you can’t always compete with Chelsea and Manchester City for players.

“But we would like to assume this responsibility, not to put more pressure on ourselves, but because it goes along with what we are trying to build at this club.

“We are trying to put together a squad that makes us compete for the title.”