Lyon outcast Gourcuff backed to turn Arsenal into "champions" | Transfers | Tribal Football

Former France international Eric Di Meco is backing Lyon ace Yoann Gourcuff to make the right move in January.Gourcuff is up for sale and wanted by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Former France international Eric Di Meco is backing Lyon ace Yoann Gourcuff to make the right move in January.Gourcuff is up for sale and wanted by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.”Having done what he had at Bordeaux, I expected him to move to a team challenging for titles that he would help become champions,” Di Meco told RMC Sport.”Gourcuff is not someone who leads a team and takes them to the top, like Lyon are asking of him. He doesn’t have the mentality to do that, but if he has a coach that trusts him and if he is in a good environment then he can flourish.”

Bertrand: Chelsea players keen to welcome back Terry | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Ryan Bertrand says Chelsea are happy to have John Terry available after he served out his four-match ban.The Blues have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six matches. Ryan Bertrand says Chelsea are happy to have John Terry available after he served out his four-match ban.The Blues have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six matches.And Bertrand admitted: “A player like JT would be a loss to any club in any league — but it’s not affected us too much thankfully, because we have good players to fill in. Gary Cahill has been outstanding every time he has come in.“JT could still play for any team so it’ll be a massive boost for us when he does come back.”

Monaco striker Toure fancies Arsenal move | Transfers | Tribal Football

AS Monaco striker Ibrahima Toure has made a ‘come and get me’ plea to Arsenal.Toure admits he has ambitions of playing in the Premier League. AS Monaco striker Ibrahima Toure has made a ‘come and get me’ plea to Arsenal.Toure admits he has ambitions of playing in the Premier League.”Playing in the Premier League is my dream. That is my wish,” Toure told L’Equipe. “Would I stay if I have offers from England next summer? It will depend on what the club officials decide. We will see.”Monaco are a big club but my long-term wish is to play in England, for example at Arsenal.”

Arsenal boss Wenger ready to take Gourcuff off Lyon hands | Transfers | Tribal Football

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reviving his interest in Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reviving his interest in Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff.The attacking midfielder has long been a target for boss Arsene Wenger and the Frenchman hopes to take advantage of Lyon’s financial plight, says the Daily Mail.President Jean-Michel Aulas revealed last month they may have to let some of their star names leave.”We’re planning to sell two or three players for a total of €30million,” Aulas said. “If he (Gourcuff) returns to the highest level and he wants to go, then there could be a transfer.”

Fulham, Southampton chasing Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter | Transfers | Tribal Football

Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter is attracting Premier League interest. Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter is attracting Premier League interest.Fulham and Southampton are leading the £2million race for highly-rated Millwall midfielder Trotter, says the Mirror.The 24-year-old has impressed this season, notching six goals to help the Lions to mid-table safety.

Dzeko holds no grudge against fellow Man City strikers | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Edin Dzeko doesn’t hold a grudge against any of his fellow Manchester City strikers.Dzeko is often the odd man left out by manager Roberto Mancini. Edin Dzeko doesn’t hold a grudge against any of his fellow Manchester City strikers.Dzeko is often the odd man left out by manager Roberto Mancini.But he says: “I have good relations with all the squad but with the forwards it is special. Myself, (Carlos) Tevez, Kun Aguero or Mario (Balotelli) – we need the best combination but it’s not possible without good sporting feelings for each other.”

Mancini denies Man City intimidated by Champions League | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini denies his players have a complex when it comes to playing in the Champions League. Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini denies his players have a complex when it comes to playing in the Champions League.Mancini, who has never got to grips with the Champions League, denied his side had a mental block when it came to Europe.He said: “No, no, no. The pitch is the same, the players are the same, the referees.”It’s not this. We need to improve, we need to play better, we need to score when we have the chance. Easy.”

Man City striker Dzeko won't push for departure | Transfers | Tribal Football

Edin Dzeko insists he’s committed to Manchester City.The striker has long been linked with a move away from City. Edin Dzeko insists he’s committed to Manchester City.The striker has long been linked with a move away from City.But he told The Sun: “There are rumours about my future in England, Italy or Spain but I’m saying nothing.”I am all about Manchester City and the deal I have here. It’s my obsession to win the title again with City.”Roberto Mancini is the boss and I accept his orders. He’s always talking to us and is satisfied with my work.”To play in a team like City’s is easy because of the quality of my companions. Every forward thinks he should be in the team but it’s up to each of us to give him problems over who he selects.”

Wycombe hold into QPR winger Andrade | Transfers | Tribal Football

QPR winger Bruno Andrade has extended his loan at Wycombe Wanderers.Andrade has extended his loan stay at Adams Park from QPR until the end of January 2013. QPR winger Bruno Andrade has extended his loan at Wycombe Wanderers.Andrade has extended his loan stay at Adams Park from QPR until the end of January 2013.His three games for the Blues so far have yielded one goal and he has also won two penalties.