Man Utd, Man City have bids in for Arsenal's Van Persie | Transfers | Tribal Football

Manchester City and Manchester United have both made offers for Arsenal contract rebel Robin van Persie.

Manchester City and Manchester United have both made offers for Arsenal contract rebel Robin van Persie.

The Sun says City offered Arsenal around £15million yesterday and United boss Alex Ferguson also confirmed a bid, understood to be about £13m.

The Gunners want at least £20m for the striker.

Juventus are also in the running and have said they will pay £8m for the Arsenal skipper.

The Londoners are resigned to losing last season’s Premier League top-scorer but told him yesterday in talks they will hold out for the full amount.

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Di Matteo: Chelsea can match Man City thanks to new signings | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo feels a refreshed team can challenge Manchester City for the title.

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo feels a refreshed team can challenge Manchester City for the title.

The challenge now is for Chelsea to try to close the 25-point chasm that opened up between them and champions Manchester City in the Premier League last season.

Ex-Blues midfielder Di Matteo told The Sun: “City have done what we did in 2004 — exploded on to the scene, signed a lot of players and tried to build a foundation.

“The challenge for us is to make up 25 points on them and that is going to be very difficult. We have to be much more consistent.

“My job now is to motivate the players and find the right team to challenge in every league game.

“The fact that we’re going to have some hungry, new young players will help.”

Shakhtar star Willian urging Chelsea to try again | Transfers | Tribal Football

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian is hopeful of landing a move to Chelsea.

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian is hopeful of landing a move to Chelsea.

Shakhtar manager Mircea Lucescu says a €33million bid (£26m) has been turned down for him.

“I don’t know what the coach said, but the correct value was €25million,” he told Globo Esporte.

“But regardless of the value, of course I really wanted to play for a club like Chelsea, a club that won the Champions League.

“I’m really annoyed that the board didn’t let me go. It would have been good for me and for the club too.

“I’d play in a big league and would be able to grow as a player. This is not a message to anyone, everyone knows I want to leave.”

Atletico Madrid coach Simeone would welcome Diego return | Transfers | Tribal Football

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits he’s open to bringing Wolfsburg playmaker Diego back to the club.Diego spent last season on-loan with Atletico.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits he’s open to bringing Wolfsburg playmaker Diego back to the club.

Diego spent last season on-loan with Atletico.

“We’re always open to what might happen; we will deal with whatever situation arises,” said Simeone.

Ex-Real Madrid midfielder Gago delighted with Valencia move | Transfers | Tribal Football

Former Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago is delighted to have made his move to Valencia.Gago completed his switch yesterday.

Former Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago is delighted to have made his move to Valencia.

Gago completed his switch yesterday.

“I have come with a clear goal,” he told reporters. “I like to win titles and in all my career I have won titles, so I do not want this season to be like my last one, in which I did not win anything.

“It was a quick decision and I made it thinking about the city, which is amazing, and also about my family and sporting matters.

“A friend of mine told me great things about this club and I think it was the best decision. I really liked this club’s project because they have very good players.”

Real Madrid star Ronaldo proud of son Cristiano Jr | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has discussed his son on Thai TV .His son, Cristiano Jr, was born in 2010.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has discussed his son on Thai TV .

His son, Cristiano Jr, was born in 2010.

“He has the same hair as me, strong and curly,” Ronaldo smiled. “I sleep and wake up with him: my son is always with me.”

Man Utd target Oliver Torres only thinking of Atletico Madrid stay | Transfers | Tribal Football

Atletico Madrid whiz Oliver Torres has again declared his commitment to the club.The teen is being linked with Manchester United.

Atletico Madrid whiz Oliver Torres has again declared his commitment to the club.

The teen is being linked with Manchester United.

“I’ve had the opportunity to leave in the past, but stayed because all I want is to succeed at Atletico Madrid. The players I model myself on are Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta.”

Krasic struggling to get move away from Juventus | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Juventus winger Milos Krasic is struggling to get a move away.

Juventus winger Milos Krasic is struggling to get a move away.

The Serbian is now available on the market, but as his representative has admitted, is now struggling to attract offers because he has not played much in the last 12 months.

“The situation is that last summer Juventus did not want to release the player and now this summer, having not had the chance to play, there are difficulties for him,” Dejan Moksimovic told TuttoJuve.

“Milos did not want to go out on loan, so moves to Tottenham, Fenerbahce, Zenit and Liverpool did not happen.

“Now, however, there are no offers. At least, nobody wants to buy the player, eventually some clubs may come back with a loan offer. Milos has not played for almost a year and because of this has lost his place with the national team and he has suffered a lot.

“I will go to Turin to discuss the situation with Milos and also speak to someone at Juventus for the first time.”

Internacional president Luigi tells AC Milan to forget about Damiao | Transfers | Tribal Football

Internacional insist striker Leandro Damiao is not going to AC Milan.Inter have rejected the notion that the striker will be leaving them this summer.

Internacional insist striker Leandro Damiao is not going to AC Milan.

Inter have rejected the notion that the striker will be leaving them this summer.

“For us there are no negotiations. Nothing at all, we are not willing to give up the player,” declared club President Giovanni Luigi to Milannews.it.

“[Milan may have held talks with his agents], but they need to know to negotiate with us and certainly not his agents.

“We do not intend to open up any negotiation, though, the player is not for sale so there is no need to put a price on his head.”

Juventus coach Conte upset with timing of Trofeo TIM | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is unhappy to be taking part in tonight’s Trofeo TIM.Juve only began preseason training this week.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is unhappy to be taking part in tonight’s Trofeo TIM.

Juve only began preseason training this week.

“These are relatively tough tests, because we’ve only been in training for a few days,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“It’s a good test to evaluate the progress of the group, but we are working on both tactical and athletic aspects at the moment.

“We are building something important, but in any case still want to do well in this shop window tournament.”