Tottenham boss Villas-Boas: We may stop Modric from leaving | Transfers | Tribal Football

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says its no certainty that Luka Modric will leave this summer.AVB admits there’s talks with “various clubs” about the midfielder.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says its no certainty that Luka Modric will leave this summer.

AVB admits there’s talks with “various clubs” about the midfielder.

Asked to confirm that it looked like Modric would be leaving, Villas-Boas added: “Not really. The willingness is there from the player but a player of this importance is not easy to part company with.

“But I think the chairman is a person who respects the values of the football club and only with the right offer will we take that step.”

West Ham admit Liverpool's Carroll a long shot | Transfers | Tribal Football

West Ham United face an uphill battle to land Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

West Ham United face an uphill battle to land Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

The London Evening Standard says West Ham were one of several Premier League clubs put on alert after new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers suggested that loaning Carroll was “something I would have to look at”.

One club insider confirmed today that co-owner David Sullivan was “battling hard” to help bring Carroll to the squad but that it remained a “long shot – about a ten per cent chance.”

It is understood that West Ham are prepared to pay Carroll’s wages – around £80,000 per week – but that other clubs are prepared to offer loan fees on top.

Man Utd defender Ferdinand: Man City title win giving me sleepless nights | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says they’re ready to throw themselves into next season’s title race.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says they’re ready to throw themselves into next season’s title race.

Reds should be primed to begin the quest to reclaim the Barclays Premier League trophy. Last season’s late twist in the title race will only act as further motivation inside the United camp.

“At first it was one of those things you couldn’t get out of your mind,” Ferdinand told manutd.com. “For the first couple of weeks you’re waking up in the middle of the night thinking about what happened and how it could have ended differently.

“You don’t get over it but you put it to the back of your mind for the few weeks after that. It’s hard, though, because you’ve always got people reminding you about it, whether it’s fans of different teams or fans of United.

“But you use that as inspiration for the following season.”

Bayer Leverkusen chief Holzhauser admits Chelsea target Schurrle could go | Transfers | Tribal Football

Bayer Leverkusen director Wolfgang Holzhauser cannot rule out selling Chelsea striker Andre Schurrle.

Bayer Leverkusen director Wolfgang Holzhauser cannot rule out selling Chelsea striker Andre Schurrle.

Chelsea are expected to make a new &poumd;20 million offer for the Schurrle after Bayer rejected a £17 million bid last week.

Holzhauser told the Rheinische Post: “I am not keen on ruling anything out at any point in time, but personally I have laid this topic to full rest last weekend.

“Of course, we have seriously considered the offer. We did. Still we came to the conclusion we would be unable to sign an adequate and affordable replacement for Andre Schurrle.”

Spurs boss AVB: I will NEVER accept Chelsea sacking | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas admits he will never accept his sacking by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas admits he will never accept his sacking by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

AVB is still furious with Blues owner Red Rom for giving him the boot in March after just nine months in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Villas-Boas said: “I respect the decision of the owner of Chelsea … but I will never accept it.

“I told him that for me it was him quitting on me when he had been so much involved in the beginning in bringing me in.

“And I told him he was also the one who was not putting up to the things he had promised.”

Bayer chief: Real Madrid coach Mourinho convinced us about Carvajal | Transfers | Tribal Football

Bayer Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser says Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho had a big say in their capture of Dani Carvajal.

Bayer Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser says Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho had a big say in their capture of Dani Carvajal.

The young defender signed for Bayer this week after the recommendation of Mourinho.

“Mourinho recommended Carvajal highly,” he told the Express in Germany.

“He thinks a lot of the boy, but also said that he could continue to perform at another club. In real terms, he’s behind Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Arbeloa. With us, he can continue to perform.”

Espanyol sign Villarreal midfielder Wakaso Mubarak | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Espanyol have swooped for Villarreal midfielder Wakaso Mubarak.The Ghanaian chose to leave Villarreal after their relegation last season.

Espanyol have swooped for Villarreal midfielder Wakaso Mubarak.

The Ghanaian chose to leave Villarreal after their relegation last season.

Mubarak put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal at the Catalan club after passing a medical on Wednesday at the Clinica Creu Blanca in Barcelona.