Sunderland on brink of closing deal for Wolves striker Fletcher | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sunderland are closing in on a deal for Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.The Scot has been a top target for Sunderland since Wolves’ relegation.

Sunderland are closing in on a deal for Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

The Scot has been a top target for Sunderland since Wolves‘ relegation.

The Journal says the deal to bring Fletcher to Wearside is 75 per cent done and while he won’t be a name to get the fans dizzy with excitement, the striker has still scored 36 Premier League goals for two poor sides, Burnley and Wolves, over three seasons.

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Sunderland boss O'Neill remains keen on Spartak Moscow winger McGeady | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill isn’t expected to be put off signing Aiden McGeady.

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill isn’t expected to be put off signing Aiden McGeady.

The Journal says O’Neill knows that the Spartak Moscow player is miles better than he showed for the Republic of Ireland during their three defeats.

McGeady is eyeing a returning to the UK and has also been linked with Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa.

Demba Ba committed to Newcastle | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Demba Ba remains committed to Newcastle United.The striker has been linked with a move to Turkey in recent days.

Demba Ba remains committed to Newcastle United.

The striker has been linked with a move to Turkey in recent days.

But The Journal says claims Ba is set for talks with Fenerbahce are untrue – while the striker himself has privately distanced himself from the links with other clubs.

Sunderland ponder bid for Sporting Lisbon striker Van Wolfswinkel | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is interesting Sunderland.The Journal says Sunderland will look to re-invest the cash raised by Asamoah Gyan’s impending sale wisely.

Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is interesting Sunderland.

The Journal says Sunderland will look to re-invest the cash raised by Asamoah Gyan’s impending sale wisely.

Van Wolfswinkel, the Dutch international striker who plays for Sporting Lisbon, has been mentioned.<>
The forward is understood to be open to a move to England this summer.

Man City striker Guidetti interesting Sunderland | Transfers | Tribal Football

Manchester City striker John Guidetti is interesting Sunderland.The Journal says Sunderland have also run the rule over Guidetti, who will not be returning to Feyenoord next season.

Manchester City striker John Guidetti is interesting Sunderland.

The Journal says Sunderland have also run the rule over Guidetti, who will not be returning to Feyenoord next season.

The Manchester City man spent a brief spell on loan with the Eredivisie outfit but the Rotterdam club’s technical director Martin van Geel said he will not returning next term.

Man Utd striker Welbeck: England bitterly disappointed to go out | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck admits England’s players were gutted after last night’s defeat.

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck admits England’s players were gutted after last night’s defeat.

Welbeck admitted the England dressing room wasn’t a pleasant place to be after the game.

“We have to hold our heads up high,” said Welbeck. “It’s very hard to take, and people aren’t in the best of moods in the dressing room, but we have to evaluate what has happened for the future.

“Every game we got better, we kept improving, and we are bitterly disappointed to go out.”

Feyenoord accept return unlikely for Man City's Guidetti | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel has given up on re-signing Manchester City striker John Guidetti.The Swede was outstanding on-loan at Feyenoord last season.

Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel has given up on re-signing Manchester City striker John Guidetti.

The Swede was outstanding on-loan at Feyenoord last season.

Van Gaal accepts Guidetti is unlikely to return, but may ask City for another striker prospect in his stead: “We are very happy that we have strengthened our squad before the first training session will take place, but we will continue our search. However, we want to sign a striker.”

Brazil boss Menezes amazing attack on Arsenal fullback Andre Santos | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Brazil coach Mano Menezes admits Arsenal fullback Andre Santos doesn’t fit into his playing system.

Brazil coach Mano Menezes admits Arsenal fullback Andre Santos doesn’t fit into his playing system.

Menezes recalls the difficulties he had reigning in the attacking tendencies of the defender.

“The issue surrounding Andre Santos is a tactical one,” Menezes told ESPN Brazil. “He made my remaining hair become grey when we were at Corinthians. Why? Because he is tactically irresponsible.

“We can’t afford that kind of tactical risk in the national team.”

Liverpool join Chelsea interest for Andrea Schurrle | Transfers | Tribal Football

Liverpool are interested in Bayer Leverkusen striker Andrea Schurrle.The young Germany international has been linked with a summer move to Chelsea since the end of last season.

Liverpool are interested in Bayer Leverkusen striker Andrea Schurrle.

The young Germany international has been linked with a summer move to Chelsea since the end of last season.

However, Caughtoffside.com reports Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is also keen on Schurrle, but will have to find at least £12 million to land him.

QPR compete with Fulham for Buttner | Transfers | Tribal Football

QPR are rivaling Fulham for Vitesse Arnhem fullback Alexander Büttner.Buttner has already visited Fulham in the last fortnight for talks with manager Martin Jol.

QPR are rivaling Fulham for Vitesse Arnhem fullback Alexander Büttner.

Buttner has already visited Fulham in the last fortnight for talks with manager Martin Jol.

However, its emerged QPR boss Mark Hughes has also spoken with the defender’s agent about a move to Loftus Road this summer.