Real Madrid will trigger buy-back option for Bayer Leverkusen's Dani Carvajal | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Real Madrid intend to trigger the buy-back option in Dani Carvajal’s contract at Bayer Leverkusen. Real Madrid intend to trigger the buy-back option in Dani Carvajal’s contract at Bayer Leverkusen.The young defender has been a revelation for Bayer this season in Germany and El Confidencial says Real are now prepared to bring him back to Madrid.Carvajal’s agent, Gines Carvajal, confirmed the youngster could make a return: “Not this winter, but it could happen next season.”

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Everton see Man City's Lescott as Distin replacement | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Everton are set to intensify their pursuit of Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott.Lescott has been put up for sale at City for £8 million. Everton are set to intensify their pursuit of Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott.Lescott has been put up for sale at City for £8 million.Everton are expected to move for Lescott should they lose Sylvain Distin to QPR in January.

Real Madrid coach Mourinho fires barb at Casillas: Don't live in past | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has dismissed the significance of dropping club icon Iker Casillas for defeat to Malaga. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has dismissed the significance of dropping club icon Iker Casillas for defeat to Malaga.Mourinho has copped a heavy backlash in Madrid over his decision, but the Portuguese doesn’t understand the complaints.”I do not understand why he is a monument. For me, the monument is Madrid and the Madrid coach should always do what is best for his team,” barked Mou.”I see no need to build a mess, no monuments, nothing. I prefer people who, regardless of what they’ve done in the past, think about what you want to do tomorrow.”

West Ham target Villa fullback Warnock | Transfers | Tribal Football

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West Ham United are eyeing Aston Villa fullback Stephen Warnock.Warnock is on the Hammers’ radar as manager Sam Allardyce seeks a new left-back signing. West Ham United are eyeing Aston Villa fullback Stephen Warnock.Warnock is on the Hammers’ radar as manager Sam Allardyce seeks a new left-back signing.The Scouser’s loan at Bolton Wanderers has just ended and he is available from Villa for the January market.

QPR boss Redknapp targets Tottenham defender Dawson | Transfers | Tribal Football

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QPR boss Harry Redknapp is chasing Tottenham defender Michael Dawson. QPR boss Harry Redknapp is chasing Tottenham defender Michael Dawson.The Sunday Mirror says Redknapp has shown a strong interest in Dawson, who has spent much of the first half of the season on the Tottenham substitutes’ bench.Dawson will have talks about his future with ­Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, who recently he claimed he wanted to keep the former England international.Sunderland are also ­interested in Dawson.

Everton boss Moyes seeks to loan out youngsters | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Everton boss David Moyes would like to see his young players move out on loan.But he admits the lack of squad depth could prevent his plans. Everton boss David Moyes would like to see his young players move out on loan.But he admits the lack of squad depth could prevent his plans.”I think when your squad is small, there are less likely to be players leaving anyway, just because of the equation,” he said. “There are less players who are surplus to requirements.“I’ve got a couple of young players who I’d like to get games on loan, just to keep their progress going, but that would be the only thing really.”

Kenwyne Jones hails Stoke spirit for Southampton draw | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones hailed the spirit shown for their 3-3 draw with Southampton.Cameron Jerome crashed a brilliant 30-yard volley in off the bar late on to rescue a point. Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones hailed the spirit shown for their 3-3 draw with Southampton.Cameron Jerome crashed a brilliant 30-yard volley in off the bar late on to rescue a point.Jones, who is keeping Peter Crouch out of the side, said: “I think in the second half we needed to come out and show some pride, not just for ourselves, but for the fans. I think we were on a great run and we paid the price for a slow start.”We haven’t been conceding that many all season and it was a shock to the system that we started like that. Everyone picked themselves up in the second half and we came out and saved the game.”

Everton attacker Naismith: Much more to come from me | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Steven Naismith says there’s more to come from him for Everton.The 26-year-old former Rangers man believes there is much more to come in 2013. Steven Naismith says there’s more to come from him for Everton.The 26-year-old former Rangers man believes there is much more to come in 2013.”Since I’ve arrived, I have contributed in some ways with a few goals and stuff like that, but definitely the best is yet to come,” Naismith told evertonfc.com. “I’m still getting used to the way the team plays, still getting back to 100 per cent fitness from my bad knee injury and, although I’ve been involved a lot, I’ve probably not shown what I’m totally capable of.”

McDermott: Reading players now know what is required at Premier League level | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Reading boss Brian McDermott is convinced his players now know what is required at Premier League level after victory over West Ham United. Reading boss Brian McDermott is convinced his players now know what is required at Premier League level after victory over West Ham United.McDermott has said his side now understand the division more and the return to fitness of key players has allowed him to play the style of football he wants.”We’ve missed Jem Karacan for a lot of the season and we couldn’t play a certain way because we didn’t have Danny Guthrie either,” he said.”We were really struggling and Jimmy Kebe was also missing. We’ve had a real bit of bad luck.”But what I like is that the fact that everyone – the 11 players, the subs, the entire squad – was in the dressing room after the game delighted.”It’s important for us, we’ve got everybody available again, it’s been a good day for Reading Football Club.”

Everton boss Moyes doesn't enjoy January market pressure | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Everton boss David Moyes admits he doesn’t enjoy the pressure of the January market.Moyes doesn’t expect major business next month. Everton boss David Moyes admits he doesn’t enjoy the pressure of the January market.Moyes doesn’t expect major business next month.”I don’t think anybody enjoys January, partly because we are continually asked questions about it and because at Everton we have some players who would fit in very well at the top clubs.”