Tottenham's Modric has NOT apologised for AWOL stunt | Transfers | Tribal Football

Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric has reportedly NOT apologised for going AWOL last week.

Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric has reportedly NOT apologised for going AWOL last week.

The Telegraph says he will continue to train alongside Steven Pienaar, who is also set to leave the club, although his expected move to Everton has stalled, rather than fly out to join up with the rest of the tour.

Sources close to Modric are insistent that he has not, as has been indicated, apologised for his behaviour which has been branded unprofessional by Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas and angered chairman Daniel Levy who have taken a principled stance on the saga.

Instead Modric is himself believed to be angry with Spurs and believes that because of the prospect of his move to Real Madrid, he wasn’t expected to go on the tour.

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Rennes chief Dreossi admits Arsenal target M'Vila could be sold | Transfers | Tribal Football

Rennes chief Pierre Dreossi says he expects Yann M’Vila to be sold.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reviving his interest in the France international as injury concerns persist for Abou Diaby.

Rennes chief Pierre Dreossi says he expects Yann M’Vila to be sold.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reviving his interest in the France international as injury concerns persist for Abou Diaby.

Dreossi said: “There are indeed signs of interest from big clubs, but none of them have gone to the next stage, that of formulating a concrete offer.

“We still have a month and a half of the market.

“Yes, the price of Yann M’Vila has suffered somewhat from his extra-sporting issues. In addition, the end of last season was not great. But especially, there are a lot of clubs that do not have the means to make such an effort.”

Agent won't let Man Utd talks interfere with Lucas' gold medal hopes | Transfers | Tribal Football

Any deal between Manchester United and Sao Paulo for Lucas won’t be finalised until after the London Olympics.

Any deal between Manchester United and Sao Paulo for Lucas won’t be finalised until after the London Olympics.

The Brazil international’s agent Wagner Ribeiro is in England to meet with United officials on behalf of both Lucas and Sao Paulo.

“I do not want to unsettle Lucas. He has his mind focused on the Selecao, and never participated in any negotiations,” said Ribeiro.

“There has to be discussions then later a decision will be made.”

Agent reveals English interest for Arsenal, Liverpool target Zapata | Transfers | Tribal Football

Villarreal defender Cristian Zapata is eager to hear from the Premier League.

Villarreal defender Cristian Zapata is eager to hear from the Premier League.

After Villarreal‘s shock relegation last season, Zapata is desperate to get a move away and favours a move to England.

Zapata has attracted interest from Arsenal and Liverpool in the past and his agent, Massimo Italiani, has confirmed to tribalfootball.com that he’s again fielding enquiries from Premier League clubs.

“He’s a top centre-back with great experience,” said Italiani, who added Zapata would welcome the chance to play in England.

“Yes, he would.”

Zapata, 25, enjoyed great success in Italy with Udinese before making the move to Villarreal last summer.

Arsenal's Denilson urges Lucas to reject Man Utd | Transfers | Tribal Football

Arsenal midfielder Denilson hopes Lucas stays with him at Sao Paulo.

Arsenal midfielder Denilson hopes Lucas stays with him at Sao Paulo.

Denilson has extended his loan at Sao Paulo and has told Lucas to resist a move to Manchester United.

“Lucas won things here playing for Sao Paulo and still has a lot to show, including winning more titles,” said Denilson. “Or he can make a living out there, have a quiet life playing for a big club like Manchester United.

“I wish all the luck to Lucas, whether he leaves or stays. But I hope that he stays to help us.”

Tottenham boss AVB decides to slap in bid for Lyon keeper Lloris | Transfers | Tribal Football

Tottenham are making a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer to Olympique Lyon for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham are making a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer to Olympique Lyon for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

L’Equipe says Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has decided to make an offer for the France No1.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas wants £17 million for Lloris, while Spurs will bid £10 million in the coming days.

In AVB’s favour is that Lyon need to sell to balance the books and are struggling to find buyers for fringe players Michel Bastos, Cris and Aly Cissokho.

Chelsea to pounce as wife mugging forces Cavani rethink | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Edinson Cavani’s situation at Napoli.

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Edinson Cavani’s situation at Napoli.

The Uruguay international is a top target for Chelsea, though Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has slapped a €100 million price-tag on his head.

But the mugging of Cavani’s wife, Maria Soledad, in Naples yesterday could change the situation.

The striker may push for a move away after the incident, with Chelsea waiting in the wings.

Maria has now joined Cavani in London as he prepares for the Olympics campaign with Uruguay.

New York Red Bulls star Henry: Everton legend Cahill has great football IQ | Transfers | Tribal Football

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is excited by the arrival of Everton icon Tim Cahill at New York Red Bulls.Cahill is joining the MLS outfit in a £1 million deal.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is excited by the arrival of Everton icon Tim Cahill at New York Red Bulls.

Cahill is joining the MLS outfit in a £1 million deal.

“Talking about Tim Cahill, he’s going to be great,” Henry said. “We’re going to have to wait for him to go through the medical. He’s going to be a great asset for us and also for the league.

“If you saw the guy play the way he plays, I love the commitment and I always loved his commitment.

“He’s great in the box, his headers are unbelievable. He fights back to the net and his football IQ is great also. Hopefully that can be a plus for us.”

Chelsea boss Di Matteo full of praise for Seattle Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo has admitted his admiration for Seattle Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso.Chelsea struggled to handle the Cuban in today’s MLS Allstars game.

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo has admitted his admiration for Seattle Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso.

Chelsea struggled to handle the Cuban in today’s MLS Allstars game.

Di Matteo said: “I’ve seen [Osvaldo] Alonso now twice. He played against us with Seattle Sounders and he’s an interesting player.”

Liverpool boss Rodgers denies Swansea tension over Allen pursuit | Transfers | Tribal Football

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident there is no rift with Swansea City over his interest for Joe Allen.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident there is no rift with Swansea City over his interest for Joe Allen.

Swans have expressed frustration with Liverpool‘s move for the Wales midfielder.

“We’ve spoken with Swansea,” Rodgers told Sky Sports News. “I have a brilliant relationship with Huw Jenkins and we’ve had a private conversation that will remain private.

“There’s obviously been a lot of speculation off the back of that and unfortunately a lot of it is wrong.

“Joe is a very talented player but I don’t want to say any more about that one.”