Ferdinand won't accept Man Utd contract charity | Transfers | Tribal Football

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand doesn’t want charity over a new contract.Ferdinand is 34 in November and only has this season left on his contract.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand doesn’t want charity over a new contract.

Ferdinand is 34 in November and only has this season left on his contract.

Sir Alex Ferguson, the United manager, has said he will be offered a one-year rolling deal after that, which the player is comfortable with.

Ferdinand told The Sun: “Nothing has happened yet and I don’t see it happening until at least after January because that is the way the manager works. I am not a special case because I am Rio Ferdinand. Hopefully the manager pulls me aside and says ‘I want you to continue playing here’ because I love playing for this club and love being here.

“We always get challenges at United, that’s been the case since before I arrived. Now, the challenge is City and we have to rise to that.”

Tottenham signing Vertonghen happy with quality defensive partners | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Tottenham signing Jan Vertonghen is happy to play with any central defensive partner.

Tottenham signing Jan Vertonghen is happy to play with any central defensive partner.

Andre Villas-Boas has no shortage of options at the heart of his defence, with William Gallas and Steven Caulker also at his disposal.

Vertonghen believes trust will be crucial for whichever partnership the boss opts for this season and is hoping to be a regular performer.

He told Sky Sports: “We have to create a feeling that we can trust each other and we’re working on that in training and during the games.

“I’ve played with Michael Dawson, Gallas and today with Kaboul and they’re great defenders. I’m learning from them.”

The 25-year-old added: “(Pre-season is) very important, especially these games and playing 90 minutes. You have to be fit for the Premier League, it’s a totally different league to the Dutch league.

“That’s why I’m working on it. I’m training every day and doing my best and I hope I can play a full season.”

Arsenal boss Wenger tells Gazidis he wants Van Persie decision made next week | Transfers | Tribal Football

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is planning a fresh round of talks with want-away striker Robin van Persie.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is planning a fresh round of talks with want-away striker Robin van Persie.

The Sun says on returning to London on Monday, Wenger will meet again with 28-year-old want-away skipper Van Persie.

Wenger wants the situation sorted by August 18 but has told chief Ivan Gazidis he would prefer to know by the end of next week whether the club will sell.

Wenger wants an answer despite what offers suitors Manchester City, Juventus and Manchester United make.

Lucas agent admits Sao Paulo star wants him to continue Man Utd talks | Transfers | Tribal Football

The agent of Lucas Moura says the Sao Paulo star wants him to continue to negotiate terms with Manchester United.

The agent of Lucas Moura says the Sao Paulo star wants him to continue to negotiate terms with Manchester United.

Ribeiro is keeping the door open regarding a move to Old Trafford after saying Moura is happy for talks with United to continue.

Ribeiro, though, also admitted that the highly-rated midfielder has no problem remaining with Sao Paulo, if the Brazilian club’s demands are not met.

“The player is my boss, I always talk to him,” Ribeiro told Radio Globo.

“He determines what I do, my objectives. If he says that he doesn’t want to leave Sao Paulo, I won’t even listen to the offer.

“He told me to keep negotiating when I talked about Manchester United‘s interest.

“It’s a great offer. If it was an irrecusable one, he would leave, but he is happy at Sao Paulo too. If he stays there, life goes on.”

PSG threaten Real Madrid Modric plans with £40M bid | Transfers | Tribal Football

PSG are launching a £40 million bid for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.

PSG are launching a £40 million bid for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.

The Daily Mail says Modric’s transfer saga has taken another twist after Paris St German indicated they are prepared to meet Tottenham‘s £40million asking price.

The Croatia midfielder had been expected to join Real Madrid but the Spanish giants are reluctant to pay more than £31m.

Modric has no desire to join PSG but Spurs are determined not to sell their star asset for less than their valuation.

Sheffield Wednesday, Coventry chasing Newcastle striker Ranger | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City are chasing Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger.

Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City are chasing Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger.

The Mirror says Ranger was loaned out to Championship Barnsley and then to Wednesday, where he scored two goals in eight games to help them secure promotion to the second tier.

Owls boss Dave Jones was impressed by the former England Under-19 international and is keen to bring him back on a full-time basis.

Levante striker Kone keen to hear from Sunderland, West Brom | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion are chasing Levante striker Arouna Kone.

Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion are chasing Levante striker Arouna Kone.

The Mirror says Kone has snubbed a £6million move to Russian club Rubin Kazan – because he is desperate to play in the Premier League.

West Brom and Sunderland are interested, but both value the 28-year-old at around £2m.

Villa launching bid for Ipswich fullback Cresswell | Transfers | Tribal Football

Ipswich’s highly-rated left-back Aaron Cresswell is a £3.5 million target for Aston Villa.

Ipswich’s highly-rated left-back Aaron Cresswell is a £3.5 million target for Aston Villa.

The Mirror says Villa boss Paul Lambert hopes to push through the move within 24 hours and bring Cresswell to the top flight just a year after the Tractor Boys plucked him away from League One football with Tranmere.

Cresswell, 22, impressed with his cultured left foot and cool displays for Ipswich last season while Lambert was in charge at their neighbours and arch-rivals Norwich.

Tottenham boss Villas-Boas hints Dawson to be his captain | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has hinted at Michael Dawson becoming the club’s next captain.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has hinted at Michael Dawson becoming the club’s next captain.

With England midfielder Scott Parker ruled out of the start of the season with an Achilles injury, the path is clear for 28-year-old Dawson to step up in place of the retired Ledley King.

Villas-Boas, whose side are on their USA tour, said: “There are people who represent Tottenham’s past tradition and high values and that person without a doubt is Dawson.

“But it’s almost more up to the group to decide than the manager. It’s a difficult and sensible decision to make and I’ll be consulting Ledley and Michael on it.

“There’s different types of characters in the dressing room. But it will affect everybody in the dressing room who have to have empathy with the man going to lead them on the pitch.”

Rubin Kazan make bumper contract offer to Newcastle striker Ba | Transfers | Tribal Football

Rubin Kazan are offering Newcastle United striker Demba Ba a cool £95,000-a-week to move to Russia.

Rubin Kazan are offering Newcastle United striker Demba Ba a cool £95,000-a-week to move to Russia.

Moneybags Rubin Kazan hope to trigger a release clause in the Toon striker’s contract by tabling a £7.5m bid for the 27-year-old Senegal star, says the Daily Star.

Ba is available at a cut-price fee until the end of July.