Juventus veteran Pirlo not thinking of international retirement | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo says international retirement is the furthest thing from his mind.Pirlo emerged from the Euros as one of the tournament’s best performers.

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo says international retirement is the furthest thing from his mind.

Pirlo emerged from the Euros as one of the tournament’s best performers.

“I hope to have the strength to reach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,” he said.

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Branca admits Inter Milan in talks for Palermo's Silvestre | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Inter Milan are pushing to land Palermo defender Matias Silvestre.Inter chief Marco Branca expects talks today over the Italy hopeful.

Inter Milan are pushing to land Palermo defender Matias Silvestre.

Inter chief Marco Branca expects talks today over the Italy hopeful.

“Tomorrow we will meet with Palermo for Silvestre and probably the player’s agent too,” he said.

Inter Milan chief Branca expects Forlan exit | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Inter Milan chief Marco Branca admits Diego Forlan is likely to leave this summer.Forlan is being linked with Brazil’s Internacional.

Inter Milan chief Marco Branca admits Diego Forlan is likely to leave this summer.

Forlan is being linked with Brazil’s Internacional.

Branca said: “We are close to agreeing a consensual contract termination with Diego Forlan.”

Inter Milan GM Branca hints Maicon on way to Chelsea | Transfers | Tribal Football

Inter Milan chief Marco Branca has hinted Douglas Maicon is close to joining Chelsea.The two clubs are haggling over a fee for the Brazil fullback.

Inter Milan chief Marco Branca has hinted Douglas Maicon is close to joining Chelsea.

The two clubs are haggling over a fee for the Brazil fullback.

“Is Maicon leaving? This will take a while, so we won’t have any more news on this today,” said Branca.

PSG boss Ancelotti rules out bid for Pescara's Verratti | Serie A News | Tribal Football

PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down talk of a bid for Pescara midfielder Marco Verratti.

PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down talk of a bid for Pescara midfielder Marco Verratti.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with Italian Under-21 international midfielder Verratti, who at Pescara has become known as ‘the new Andrea Pirlo.’

“Verratti is a good player, but he is still very young, while we need players with more experience seeing as we are in the Champions League.

“Last season we finished second in Ligue 1, so clearly our next target is to finish top. I expect a balanced League, but we want to do well both domestically and in the Champions League.”

Udinese sign Allan, Pawlowski | Serie A News | Tribal Football

Udinese have swooped for Brazilian Allan Marques Loureiro.Allan and Poland Under-21 international Wojciech Pawlowski have joined Udinese.

Udinese have swooped for Brazilian Allan Marques Loureiro.

Allan and Poland Under-21 international Wojciech Pawlowski have joined Udinese.

Allan is a 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder who joins from Vasco da Gama and is fresh from winning the Under-20 World Cup.

Pawlowski is a Polish Under-21 international goalkeeper and first choice at club side Lechia Gdansk.

Agent urges Napoli fans not to compare Insigne with Lavezzi | Serie A News | Tribal Football

The agent of Lorenzo Insigne is eager for fans not to compare him with former Napoli attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi.Insigne could fill the void left by Lavezzi’s move to PSG.

The agent of Lorenzo Insigne is eager for fans not to compare him with former Napoli attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Insigne could fill the void left by Lavezzi’s move to PSG.

“Lorenzo is one who knows how to play football, who knows his place and is always cheerful, in short, he has the mix that every Coach would want in every player,” Antonio Ottaiano told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“He is, beyond the excitement, motivated by a new adventure, knowing that this year he must walk a different path. He knows what he is capable of and this is very clear.

“He wants to play and knows he can take his chance. The fact that the club reinstated him into the squad at the same time as selling Lavezzi is only a coincidence because I think he would have come back anyway, because he is not a substitute for Lavezzi.”

Guthrie urges Reading to go for Newcastle fullback Simpson | Transfers | Tribal Football

Reading are eyeing Newcastle United fullback Danny Simpson.Simpson is likely to be sold by Toon this summer if they can sign Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy.

Reading are eyeing Newcastle United fullback Danny Simpson.

Simpson is likely to be sold by Toon this summer if they can sign Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy.

Brian McDermott is on the look-out for a right-back to bolster his squad and the Magpies are open to offers for 25-year-old Simpson, who has just 12 months to run on his current contract and could be available for between £1.5 and £2million.

Reading signing and former Toon midfielder Danny Guthrie told GetReading: “If I was asked by the manager here for my thoughts then I would tell him how good a footballer he is and how he always gives his best for the team.”

Brondby winger Krohn-Dehli opens door to Swansea switch | Transfers | Tribal Football

Brondby winger Michael Krohn-Dehli has welcomed interest from Swansea City.Krohn-Dehli has admitted his interest in linking up with Michael Laudrup at Swansea City.

Brondby winger Michael Krohn-Dehli has welcomed interest from Swansea City.

Krohn-Dehli has admitted his interest in linking up with Michael Laudrup at Swansea City.

“The Premier League is certainly a great league and an exciting place,” Krohn-Dehli told Sporten.dk.

“I know that Laudrup is a coach who wants to play football, so it would then perhaps look very good.

“But it is hard to relate to because it is only rumours, there’s nothing concrete about it, so I have not spent much time on it.

“I’m not picky, but you do not end up in the outer reaches of Russia. I have ambitions, the higher and better the league you can play in, the more fun it is also.”

Norwich skipper Holt eager to play for Hughton | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Norwich City captain Grant Holt is happy to play for new manager Chris Hughton.Holt has inked a new deal, putting to bed talk of him following Paul Lambert to Aston Villa.

Norwich City captain Grant Holt is happy to play for new manager Chris Hughton.

Holt has inked a new deal, putting to bed talk of him following Paul Lambert to Aston Villa.

He said: “It’s a good appointment. I spoke to Chris this week and he told me his plans and what he wanted to do, and he told me he wanted me to stay, which was the main thing I wanted to hear. As I said to Chris, you speak to the board and get it sorted this week and I’ll do it.

“My goal has been reached because I got my three years. Obviously there are things I can’t really say too much about. There were things said in the last six weeks that maybe shouldn’t have been, and we’ve resolved them.

“We sat down, spoke about it, dealt with it and we will move on. At the end of the day, we’re all here to keep this club where it is. I have to do that on the pitch and they’ve got to do that with the finances.”

Holt added: “My situation made me a little unsure as it was, and with Paul going it added to it. But you’ve got to get on with it. All I could do was worry about my own stuff and make sure I was ready for the season, wherever that was going to be – and thankfully we got the deal done and it’s here.”