Sao Paulo chief Lopes says Man Utd can sign Lucas | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes says they could still agree a fee with Manchester United over the sale of Lucas Moura.

Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes says they could still agree a fee with Manchester United over the sale of Lucas Moura.

Lopes insists the door is not closed to Barclays Premier League outfit.

He told Radio Estadao ESPN: “I don’t rule out the possibility that in the future there are some sort of negotiations, because we received Manchester [United] with great courtesy and left open the possibility of more talks.

“Manchester [United] came to us and their approach was serious. Other teams expressed an interest for Lucas, but only through the media in their countries.”

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Man City leave Van Persie to Man Utd, Juventus | Transfers | Tribal Football

Manchester City have left the Robin van Persie to Manchester United and Juventus.

Manchester City have left the Robin van Persie to Manchester United and Juventus.

Sky Italia says the battle to sign Van Persie is a two-horse race between United and Juventus.

The Dutchman reportedly wants to join a club with “history and heraldry” according to the Italian source. Arsenal want at least £25million for their captain.


Arsenal boss Wenger: Santi Cazorla a great player | Transfers | Tribal Football

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed his admiration for Malaga winger Santi Cazorla.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed his admiration for Malaga winger Santi Cazorla.

The Gunners have already spent £23million on Germany star Lukas Podolski and France international Olivier Giroud this summer and are thought to be close to a £15m deal for the 27-year-old.

Wenger said: “I share the opinion of Mikel Arteta — Cazorla is a great player.

“We bought Giroud and Podolski and I hope that we will have [Abou] Diaby and [Jack] Wilshere, too, who didn’t play at all last season.

“We will add Wilshere to the squad as soon as possible. But we are not at the end of it [transfers] — we will still bring players in.”


Chelsea make new £9M bid for Wigan attacker Moses | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea have made a new bid for Wigan Athletic attacker Victor Moses.

Chelsea have made a new bid for Wigan Athletic attacker Victor Moses.

The London Evening Standard says Chelsea have lodged a new bid for Wigan striker Victor Moses that could be worth up to £9million.

Wigan have rejected three lower offers, which have also included taking Josh McEachran or Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea.

Moses, 21, has one year left on his contract and is valued at more than £10m by chairman Dave Whelan, who is interested only in a cash deal.

It is understood the two clubs are close to reaching an agreement, with Chelsea prepared to pay £6m up front and another £3m in performance-related add-ons.


Barcelona crock Muniesa facing six months out | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa is facing six months out after suffering a knee injury in their friendly win at Hamburg.

Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa is facing six months out after suffering a knee injury in their friendly win at Hamburg.

The Spain Under-21 international suffered the injury at the start of the second half of the 2-1 victory and tests have confirmed that he has snapped the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

It will be decided in the next few days when the 20-year-old will undergo surgery but he is expected to be out of action for six months, Barca announced on their website.


Powell delighted with first start for Man Utd in friendly win | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell was pleased to make his first start in their win over Shanghai Shenhua.

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell was pleased to make his first start in their win over Shanghai Shenhua.

The new signing from Crewe Alexandra was shaken by a bone-jarring challenge involving Shouting Wang but continued before being withdrawn at the interval.

“I was fine,” he told MUTV afterwards. “It was just a little jolt and my leg’s okay. It did scare me but it’s fine.

“It was great to get my first start and I want a bit more time to show people what I can do. It’s a lot different to Crewe – they’re in Swindon at an army camp and I’m coming here to China so it’s ridiculous. I get on with most of them [team-mates] as they’re a great bunch of lads and happy to be with them.”


Man Utd keeper Sam Johnstone proud of debut | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was proud to make his debut in their 1-0 win over Shanghai Shenhua.

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was proud to make his debut in their 1-0 win over Shanghai Shenhua.

The young keeper came on at half-time for Anders Lindegaard as Sir Alex Ferguson remained true to his word in giving match-time to every member of the DHL tour squad.

“Of course it’s a proud moment for me and my family,” he stated on MUTV. “I got a text off my Dad in the morning saying I’d been working for this since I was 10 years old, which a lot of the team have.

“We’ve been together a long time and there were a lot of youngsters on the field.”