Sunderland, Stoke target Fletcher considers demanding Wolves transfer | Transfers | Tribal Football

Steven Fletcher is considering his future at Wolves.

Steven Fletcher is considering his future at Wolves.

The Express & Star says Fulham are believed to be keen on the 25-year-old, while Sunderland have long been linked with the player, and there are believed to be several other clubs watching developments with interest.

Stoke City insist there hasn’t been any contact from Premier League clubs or third parties enquiring about the £10m-rated hotshot, although sources say the Potters have asked about him.

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Man Utd defender Ferdinand confesses to wearing lipstick! | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand confesses to wearing lipstick!The star, 33, revealed his make-up secret talking about his new role as a judge on ITV talent show Let’s Get Gold.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand confesses to wearing lipstick!

The star, 33, revealed his make-up secret talking about his new role as a judge on ITV talent show Let’s Get Gold.

Referring to looking good in front of the cameras, Rio said: “It’s part and parcel of what happens when you sign up to do this.

“You know you’re going to have to put it a bit of make-up on, bit of lipstick and stuff.

“I think I’ll get the mick taken out of me a little bit after a couple of the things that have gone on.

“The most important thing is we’re not afraid to laugh at ourselves.”

Lawyer backing Tottenham target Vertonghen in Ajax court battle | Transfers | Tribal Football

Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen’s lawyer says he’s within his right to make the move to Tottenham.

Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen‘s lawyer says he’s within his right to make the move to Tottenham.

The Sunday Mirror says Vertonghen has ­appointed Dutch sports lawyer Harro Knijff to take Ajax to court over his claim for 15 per cent of any ­transfer fee.

Knijff said: “Jan ­Vertonghen is completely right in his stance against Ajax. There is no way Ajax can interpret this ­differently.

“It is a clear case for me.’’

If the deal isn’t resolved Vertonghen has threatened to sit out the final year of his contract and join Spurs as a free agent next ­summer.

Tottenham demand sell-on fee in Giovani sale | Transfers | Tribal Football

Tottenham still believe in the talent of Giovani dos Santos.Giovani is set to join big-spending Malaga.

Tottenham still believe in the talent of Giovani dos Santos.

Giovani is set to join big-spending Malaga.

The Mirror says Spurs will insert a sell-on clause in any deal in case Giovani succeeds elsewhere but his spell at White Hart Lane will be seen as a disappointment.

Reading set to land QPR defender Young | Transfers | Tribal Football

Reading are set to land QPR defender Luke Young.The Mirror says Young is set to join Reading’s Russian revolution after just a year at Loftus Road.

Reading are set to land QPR defender Luke Young.

The Mirror says Young is set to join Reading’s Russian revolution after just a year at Loftus Road.

The former England full-back, who was signed by Neil Warnock last summer, has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of new boss Mark Hughes.

Hartlepool boss Cooper full of praise for Sunderland youngster Noble | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Hartlepool United boss Neale Cooper is a big fan of Sunderland striker Ryan Noble.

Hartlepool United boss Neale Cooper is a big fan of Sunderland striker Ryan Noble.

The 19-year-old striker spent two months on loan at Victoria Park from Sunderland last season. His nine-game stint convinced Cooper that with another loan or two to learn his trade, he can cut it with the Black Cats.

“He can be a Premier League player,” Cooper told the Sunday Sun.

“Whether it will be now, I’m not so sure.

“But if he gains experience whether it’s here or elsewhere, he can do that.

“He’s very hard on himself. I said to him he can’t be as hard on himself.”

Sunderland to bid for Blackburn midfielder Nzonzi | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sunderland are ready to bid for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Steven Nzonzi.

Sunderland are ready to bid for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Steven Nzonzi.

The Sunday Sun says they have turned their attention to French enforcer Nzonzi, who has told relegated Rovers that he wants to leave Ewood Park, after missing out on Momo Diame, who joined West Ham United.

The 23-year-old ex-France Under-21 international still has three years left on his contract and will not come cheap.