AC Milan, Roma face Barcelona competition for Marseille defender Nkoulou | Transfers | Tribal Football

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AC Milan and AS Roma are eyeing Olympique Marseille defender Nicolas Nkoulou.Maxifoot.fr says the race for Nkoulou is heating up ahead of the January market. AC Milan and AS Roma are eyeing Olympique Marseille defender Nicolas Nkoulou.Maxifoot.fr says the race for Nkoulou is heating up ahead of the January market.Milan, Roma and Barcelona are all keen on the Cameroon international.

Iker Casillas fears being squeezed out of Real Madrid | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Iker Casillas is unsettled at Real Madrid.The Real captain has been unnerved by reports of coach Jose Mourinho seeking a new goalkeeper signing for next season. Iker Casillas is unsettled at Real Madrid.The Real captain has been unnerved by reports of coach Jose Mourinho seeking a new goalkeeper signing for next season.Sport says Casillas has confessed to close friends he is worried about his future and seriously considering a move away.Mourinho has concerns over the influence Casillas enjoys at Real and also believes his form between the posts has not been up to standard this term.

Real Madrid youngster Nacho pleased with late action | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

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Real Madrid youngster Nacho saw some late action in victory over Real Zaragoza.Nacho has been a flashpoint in the debate over coach Jose Mourinho’s use of the club’s young players. Real Madrid youngster Nacho saw some late action in victory over Real Zaragoza.Nacho has been a flashpoint in the debate over coach Jose Mourinho’s use of the club’s young players. “A player from the reserves works for his whole life to get these minutes. Now I have to carry on working and be ready for when the coach needs me,” he said after a late substitute’s chance.

AC Milan midfielder Kevin Constant hands Allegri full backing | Serie A News | Tribal Football

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AC Milan midfielder Kevin Constant has given his full backing to coach Massimiliano Allegri.Milan bounced back from a disastrous season so far with victory over Chievo Verona on the weekend. AC Milan midfielder Kevin Constant has given his full backing to coach Massimiliano Allegri.Milan bounced back from a disastrous season so far with victory over Chievo Verona on the weekend.“Allegri has given me confidence,” he told Milan Channel. “At the beginning I couldn’t find a space in the team, but now I’ve been given that opportunity, I want to take it.“When I play I always try to give my best. I’m starting to grow into my surroundings, and hopefully I can continue on this positive path.“I hope the team will be able to recover [from its bad start].”

Sami Khedira confident Real Madrid can reign in Barcelona | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

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Sami Khedira is confident Real Madrid can reign in leaders Barcelona.Real are rediscovering their best form after a thumping win over Real Zaragoza. Sami Khedira is confident Real Madrid can reign in leaders Barcelona.Real are rediscovering their best form after a thumping win over Real Zaragoza.“I have adapted to Spanish football relatively quickly. The League was a very important title, because it rewards consistency throughout the year, it is a long marathon. That is why I was so happy to win that title, but that is in the past and now we want to retain the title. I think that is always very difficult, or more difficult than winning the title the first time. We are concentrating on this new season and we will try to do it again,” said Khedira.

Wigan ace Kone feels guilty for Sevilla flop | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone admits he feels guilty over his time at Sevilla.Kone has rediscovered his best form at the DW this season. Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone admits he feels guilty over his time at Sevilla.Kone has rediscovered his best form at the DW this season.He lamented: “I know Sevilla. They invested heavily in me and due to the injuries I could not do anything. I’m the first to admit things. What I had wanted was to succeed in Seville. Look how the team worked with (Fredi) Kanoute … I wish that had been me. But I had no luck. What can I do?”

Udinese kid Maicosuel explains mystery around unusual name | Serie A News | Tribal Football

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Udinese youngster Maicosuel has explained the reasons behind his unusual name.The young Brazilian admits a cock-up at the registry office led to his name. Udinese youngster Maicosuel has explained the reasons behind his unusual name.The young Brazilian admits a *****-up at the registry office led to his name.”My father wanted to call me Maxwell, but the person working at the registrar’s office didn’t understand him and wrote it down wrong,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Vilanova assures Alexis over Barcelona future | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova isn’t ready to dump Alexis Sanchez.The young winger has struggled for minutes this season under Vilanova, but the coach is still counting on him. Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova isn’t ready to dump Alexis Sanchez.The young winger has struggled for minutes this season under Vilanova, but the coach is still counting on him.El Mundo Deportivo says Vilanova has held one-on-one sessions with Sanchez to assure him of his future and to urge the winger not to become obsessed with his lack of goals.

AC Milan chief Braida insists Robinho not for sale | Transfers | Tribal Football

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AC Milan chief Ariedo Braida insists Robinho is staying.There has been talk in recent days of Robinho being cashed in during the winter market. AC Milan chief Ariedo Braida insists Robinho is staying.There has been talk in recent days of Robinho being cashed in during the winter market.”Robinho is an important player,” said Braida. “He is someone we’ve missed this season.”

Uche ruled out for seven months at Real Mallorca | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

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Nigerian midfielder Uche is out for seven months at Real Mallorca. Nigerian midfielder Uche is out for seven months at Real Mallorca.Uche ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Deportivo La Coruna on Thursday night and was replaced after just 10 minutes of the Copa del Rey tie.He has undergone a second scan on the injury, which also confirmed meniscus damage, and he will be sidelined for between six and seven months.