Stoke, Fulham target Faouzi Ghoulam confirms English interest | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Saint-Etienne defender Faouzi Ghoulam has revealed the interest of Premier League clubs.Stoke City and Fulham are tracking Ghoulam. Saint-Etienne defender Faouzi Ghoulam has revealed the interest of Premier League clubs.Stoke City and Fulham are tracking Ghoulam.”I have a contract until 2016 so it will not only depend on me,” said Ghoulam.”I have been told that there is interest from some clubs in the Premier League and some in Italy.”

Arsenal striker Chamakh wanted by West Ham, Norwich | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Arsenal are eager to offload Marouane Chamakh next month.The Daily Mail says Chamakh, on £60,000 a week, is among the big earners Arsenal will try to off-load in January. Arsenal are eager to offload Marouane Chamakh next month.The Daily Mail says Chamakh, on £60,000 a week, is among the big earners Arsenal will try to off-load in January.West Ham United and Norwich City are keen.

Juventus midfielder Vidal: We can win the lot! | Serie A News | Tribal Football

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Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has his eyes on a Treble this season.The Chile international is convinced Juve are well-placed in all three competitions they’re competing in. Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has his eyes on a Treble this season.The Chile international is convinced Juve are well-placed in all three competitions they’re competing in.”In 2013, I’m going for the league, Champions League and Coppa Italia, everything. I have every intention of lifting more trophies. It can be an important season for my career: I am confident.”

Reading in advanced talks for Arsenal attacker Arshavin | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Reading are in advanced talks to sign Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin.The Daily Mail says Arshavin is close to sealing a January move to relegation-threatened Reading. Reading are in advanced talks to sign Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin.The Daily Mail says Arshavin is close to sealing a January move to relegation-threatened Reading.The Gunners signed him for £15million in 2009 but he has held talks over a switch to the Madejski Stadium, where billionaire Russian owner Anton Zingarevich wants the 31-year-old – a superstar in their homeland – to bolster his struggling squad.Sources close to Arshavin insist he is taking the offer seriously, given his frustration at Arsenal and the chance to link up with compatriot Zingarevich.Reading have made an informal offer for Arshavin, who has been told he can leave if he can find the right deal for him and Arsenal straight away. His old club Zenit St Petersburg are keen, as are Fulham.

Juventus in advanced talks for Botafogo defender Doria | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Juventus are shopping in Brazil for a new defender.With Lucio cut loose and Giorgio Chiellini breaking down, Juve need to find a new defensive signing in January. Juventus are shopping in Brazil for a new defender.With Lucio cut loose and Giorgio Chiellini breaking down, Juve need to find a new defensive signing in January.Globoesporte says a deal is already close which will see Botafogo defender Doria move to Turin.The 18 year-old stands at 1.9m and his registration is partly owned by investors and a management firm.”There is still nothing definitive,” said one of the agents, Jolden Vegette, “but the transfer should be finalized after January 6.”

Pulis: Best Stoke team we've had | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has no doubts about the quality of his current team. Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has no doubts about the quality of his current team.Victory over Liverpool sees them currently lying in eighth place and with 28 points at the halfway stage, they are well on the way to their initial target of 40 points.“I think this is the best side we’ve had in the Premier League,” Pulis stated. “We’ve moved along gradually each year, getting a little bit better every season.“This is a great result which shows how far we have come and let’s enjoy it tonight, but then we mustn’t take off our foot off the pedal. We want to keep moving forward.”

Real Madrid legend Figo: Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

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Real Madrid legend Luis Figo believes Cristiano Ronaldo deserves the Ballon d’Or.Figo says Ronaldo’s achievements this year should see him win the coveted award. Real Madrid legend Luis Figo believes Cristiano Ronaldo deserves the Ballon d’Or.Figo says Ronaldo’s achievements this year should see him win the coveted award.”I think Cristiano has all the conditions to win the Ballon d’Or, he is always a favourite for every single trophy, has made a great campaign in the league, the Champions League and also always scored.”But, as is known, individual trophies are subject to individual opinion of many people and it is always difficult to know who will win,” said Inter Milan ambassador Figo.

Stoke boss Pulis: Sorry Crouchie, I can't drop Jones | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Stoke City boss Tony Pulis admits he’s struggling to find room for Peter Crouch after victory over Liverpool. Stoke City boss Tony Pulis admits he’s struggling to find room for Peter Crouch after victory over Liverpool.Pulis was delighted for strike pair Jonathan Walters and Kenwyne Jones, who proved to be a handful for the Liverpool defence as they engineered the remarkable response.“Walts took his goals very well, while Kenwyne has done smashing again,” he said. “Crouchy is chomping at the bit to get back in the side, but if Kenwyne keeps playing the way he is playing at the moment, it is extremely difficult to leave him out.“If he plays to his maximum all the time, he is as much of a handful as any striker in the Premier League. He’s got everything in his locker, so it’s just getting him to do that. Tonight, he certainly did that to great effect and I thought he was fantastic.”

Arsenal midfielder Wilshere: Best shape of my career | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere feels in the best shape of his career. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere feels in the best shape of his career.Wilshere says that since his return to the Arsenal team he feels stronger and fitter than at any other stage in his career.“My body is stronger than it was before,” he told the Official Arsenal Magazine. “I’ve done a lot of work with Declan Lynch and the other physios here over the past year. I’ve improved my core, improved my leg muscle strength – everything.“Cesc [Fabregas] used to say to me ‘take it easy, don’t play too many games’. Obviously I didn’t want to have a year off. But when I’m 24 or 25 I won’t have played as many games as someone like Cesc, and that will help me.”

Messi offered amazing €90 MILLION to quit Barcelona | Transfers | Tribal Football

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An unnamed Russian club offered Lionel Messi an amazing €90 MILLION to quit Barcelona just weeks ago, it has been revealed. An unnamed Russian club offered Lionel Messi an amazing €90 MILLION to quit Barcelona just weeks ago, it has been revealed.El Mundo Deportivo says before Messi penned his new deal earlier this month, the player’s father, Jorge, was contacted by a Russian club willing to offer €30 million-a-year for three years.The club were also prepared to pay Messi’s buyout clause to bring him to Russia.Jorge Messi passed the offer onto his son, but the player rejected it out-of-hand and it was never mentioned during negotiations with Barca over his new contract.