Torino president Cairo insists Bianchi staying | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Torino president Urbano Cairo insists Rolando Bianchi is not for sale.Bianchi has been linked with Inter Milan and Juventus. Torino president Urbano Cairo insists Rolando Bianchi is not for sale.Bianchi has been linked with Inter Milan and Juventus.“With Bianchi we need to reason things out together, set up a meeting and discuss the contract,” President Cairo told Sky Sport Italia.“We have a special rapport and I signed him for an impressive sum, then kept him on in Serie B again at a high cost.“We should see what is to be done in a reasonably short space of time. I don’t want to sell him.”

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Catania dismiss Inter Milan push for Lodi | Transfers | Tribal Football

Catania insist Francesco Lodi is not leaving in January.The 28-year-old is being linked with a possible switch to Inter Milan. Catania insist Francesco Lodi is not leaving in January.The 28-year-old is being linked with a possible switch to Inter Milan.“Lodi will certainly stay here,” Catania chief Antonino Pulvirenti said. “Any clubs who contact me for any of my players in January will be wasting their time.”

Cairo wants Torino to make "precise" January signings | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Torino president Urbano Cairo says they could buy in January.But he insists on only “precise” signings. Torino president Urbano Cairo says they could buy in January.But he insists on only “precise” signings.”If we do go on the market in January, it’ll be to make precise targeted signings and not just buy for the sake of it.”

Emanuele Calaio agrees Siena terms | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Siena are securing Emanuele Calaio to a new contract.The 30-year-old, who moved to Siena in 2008, is set to sign a 12-month extension which will see his contract renewed until 2015. Siena are securing Emanuele Calaio to a new contract.The 30-year-old, who moved to Siena in 2008, is set to sign a 12-month extension which will see his contract renewed until 2015.The former Napoli player has scored four goals in 18 League appearances for the struggling Serie A outfit.

Real Madrid president Florentino in China to strengthen Guangzhou Evergrande ties | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is in China this week to strengthen their partnership with Guangzhou Evergrande. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is in China this week to strengthen their partnership with Guangzhou Evergrande.The two clubs have formed an alliance and already created a football school in Qingyuan.The Qingyuan school boasts over 1,000 junior players and is the largest in the world.

Coutinho declares commitment to Inter Milan | Transfers | Tribal Football

Philippe Coutinho insists he wants to stay with Inter Milan.Inter have been criticised over their treatment of Coutinho, who many believe is more talented than Santos star Neymar. Philippe Coutinho insists he wants to stay with Inter Milan.Inter have been criticised over their treatment of Coutinho, who many believe is more talented than Santos star Neymar.”I began the season well,” he told RaiSport. “Then, sadly, I got injured and that just halted things a bit. I need to work even harder. I can’t complain about how things have gone this year. I played more football and earned people’s trust. I still want to give more however.”Do I see my future at Inter? Yes, I like it here, I’m happy. I want to improve and win trophies here.”

Fiorentina owner Dalla Valle: I don't know what Roma's Zeman complaining about | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Fiorentina patron Andrea Dalla Valle has had a pop at the wailing of AS Roma coach Zdenek Zeman.Dalla Valle feels the Serie A is well representative of all of Italy. Fiorentina patron Andrea Dalla Valle has had a pop at the wailing of AS Roma coach Zdenek Zeman.Dalla Valle feels the Serie A is well representative of all of Italy.“We gave ourselves until Christmas to understand what this Fiorentina side could dream of,” he said.“Looking at the League table, the qualifying for the Champions League is an objective that we, along with five other sides, can fight for.“That’s why I don’t understand Roma boss Zdenek Zeman’s claim that there is a northern wind in Italian football.“His side is three points away from the Champions League zone…“We are all there, clubs from the north, the centre and the south.”

Real Madrid defender Pepe named 'Person of the Year' | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Real Madrid defender Pepe has been named ‘Person of the Year’ by Portugal’s Record newspaper. Real Madrid defender Pepe has been named ‘Person of the Year’ by Portugal’s Record newspaper.Previous winners of this prize include the Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo and coach José Mourinho.Pepe said: “I am very happy to have received this prize and I am grateful for the support of the people who believe in me. It is a very significant honor and I give thanks to my teammates because without them I would not have won it. I am very happy and excited to receive it.”Ronaldo and Fabio Coentrão were present at the awards ceremony and congratulated Pepe.

Corinthians chief Alves pleased with first AC Milan meeting over Pato | Transfers | Tribal Football

Corinthians chief Duilio Monteiro Alves is confident of closing a deal for AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato. Corinthians chief Duilio Monteiro Alves is confident of closing a deal for AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato.Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani is in Brazil this week to negotiate the sale of Patio.Alves revealed: “We are very optimistic. We have to be very careful not to create too many expectations for the fans, but it is was a good conversation and we go forward with confidence.”The negotiations are difficult, with very high amounts, but we made a good first step.”We are going to buy, but the figures are still being discussed, as well as the issue of percentages.”The conversation was very good with Galliani, the deal is complicated, but as a first step it has been very good.”

Real Madrid defender Ramos: Casillas remains our leader | Spanish Football News | Tribal Football

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos insists Iker Casillas maintains the locker room’s full support.Casillas signed for the year by being dropped for defeat at Malaga. Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos insists Iker Casillas maintains the locker room’s full support.Casillas signed for the year by being dropped for defeat at Malaga.But Ramos insists: “Iker is the captain and he will continue to be the captain because he is a great goalkeeper.”