Real Sociedad swoop for Roma fullback Jose Angel | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Real Sociedad are set to land AS Roma fullback Jose Angel.

Real Sociedad are set to land AS Roma fullback Jose Angel.

It is understood that Real Sociedad will take Angel on an initial 12-month loan, with an option in place to purchase the player next summer, should they wish.

Angel only moved to Roma last summer from Sporting Gijon.

Barcelona keeper Valdes would welcome Neymar signing | Transfers | Tribal Football

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes would welcome the arrival of Santos star Neymar.Neymar has been linked with a move to Barca after Brazil’s Olympics campaign.

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes would welcome the arrival of Santos star Neymar.

Neymar has been linked with a move to Barca after Brazil’s Olympics campaign.

“I have discovered Neymar by watching the Olympics,” said Valdes. “I always said that a player with a special talent can fit into any team.

“He does things that only he can do. This is valuable for any team and especially for a team like Barcelona.”

AC Milan desperate to get Didac Vila off books | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Valencia have rejected the chance to take AC Milan defender Didac Vila on a virtual free.The Spaniard failed his medical this week.

Valencia have rejected the chance to take AC Milan defender Didac Vila on a virtual free.

The Spaniard failed his medical this week.

lasprovincias.es say, when the Rossoneri were informed by Valencia that the move was being cancelled, they counter-offered handing over the player for just an initial €100,000.

But Valencia refused to take the gamble.

Montella delighted with support of Fiorentina board | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella is delighted with the support of the board.

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella is delighted with the support of the board.

Montella has praised the figures in the Fiorentina boardroom for their assistance in building excitement around this season’s team.

“In recent days the President has given us some new players that I felt we needed,” Montella enthused, referring to the Della Valle brothers and official President Mario Cognigni.

“They kept all their promises. We’ve got so much enthusiasm for the future. The enthusiasm is growing, even if we’re still missing something. We’re on the right track.”

AC Milan ace Robinho leaves door open to Santos return | Transfers | Tribal Football

AC Milan midfielder Robinho says he’d happily return to Santos.Robinho has been linked with a return to Brazil this summer.

AC Milan midfielder Robinho says he’d happily return to Santos.

Robinho has been linked with a return to Brazil this summer.

“For Santos I am always available,” the player told Radio 650 in Boston.

“I am good friends with the President, Luis Alvaro, and we talk frequently. It is true that Santos recent asked Milan about signing me, but they refused the offer.

“It is a fact that if in the future there should arrive a new offer, I would be ready to take it into consideration.”

Juventus midfielder Melo announces Galatasaray move | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo says he’s returning to Galatasaray.Juve are expected to confirm the details of the deal today.

Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo says he’s returning to Galatasaray.

Juve are expected to confirm the details of the deal today.

“I am happy that we have finally reached a conclusive agreement,” the midfielder told reporters.

“I hope that the deal between the clubs can be concluded as soon as possible because I really want to be available this Saturday for the derby with Fenerbahce.”

Real Madrid boss Mourinho: No problem if Kaka, Carvalho stay | Transfers | Tribal Football

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is prepared to keep hold of Kaka and Ricardo Carvalho.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is prepared to keep hold of Kaka and Ricardo Carvalho.

Both players have been linked with moves away this summer.

“For me, Kaka can stay. Ricardo is a good player and if he stays then we will try to get the best out of him,” reflected Mourinho after watching his Real side beat LA Galaxy 5-1 in a pre-season friendly.

“Last year he played a good season, without being brilliant. Until August 31, his decision and ours is that he stays.

“He is a good player, works for the group and in is determined in games. I’m not going to go into everything, he helps a lot. I don’t need to send him instruction during training or during a match.

“We know each other well and we have been through much together. I know what he thinks and we don’t need to send message between each other.

“The most important thing is that he can decide his future with regards to self-esteem and personal happiness.

“If he decides to stay then we are happy, and if he decides to leave, we are happy also.

“For me, though, there is no problem.”

Ronaldinho: Allegri didn't want me at AC Milan | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Ronaldinho says he was forced out of AC Milan by coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Ronaldinho says he was forced out of AC Milan by coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Ronaldinho left Milan last year for Flamengo.

“I am a player that always wants to play, but many times Allegri left me out,” he told reporters.

“This left me very upset. I was in good shape when I was at Milan but he didn’t play me to give me the opportunity to express myself, so that is why I left.”

Fulham boss Jol eager to close deal for Chelsea striker Lukaku | Transfers | Tribal Football

Fulham boss Martin Jol is eager to close a deal for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.The Fulham Chronicle says the Dutchman remains interested in Lukaku.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is eager to close a deal for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

The Fulham Chronicle says the Dutchman remains interested in Lukaku.

The young Belgian forward failed to make an impact in SW6 last season and is keen to go on loan to get regular football.

Jol said: “We’re still looking to strengthen because we lost three strikers; Bobby [Zamora] in January and Andy [Johnson] and [Pavel] Pogrebnyak.

“We’ve got [Hugo] Rodallega and [Mladen] Petric and maybe we’re still on the lookout for another one.”

QPR boss Hughes willing to give Connolly his chance | Premiership News | Tribal Football

QPR boss Mark Hughes is refusing to write off Matthew Connolly.

QPR boss Mark Hughes is refusing to write off Matthew Connolly.

The former Arsenal defender appeared to be surplus to requirements at Loftus Road after Hughes shipped him out on loan to Reading within weeks of taking over in W12.

But Hughes said: “Matt’s done really well and will get more game time.

“It was difficult for him when I first came to the club because I hadn’t seen a great deal of him before that so I felt his best option was to go out on loan.

“But I always said that I wanted to see him in the summer and would give him the chance.”