Fulham planning bid for Standard Liege midfielder William Vainqueur | Transfers | Tribal Football

Fulham are ready to launch a January bid for Standard Liege midfielder William Vainqueur. Fulham are ready to launch a January bid for Standard Liege midfielder William Vainqueur.The Daily Mail says his form is also being monitored by St Etienne, but his agent, Meissa N’diaye believes Fulham are showing the strongest interest.”Fulham are watching William, and I expect them to continue following his form before deciding whether to make a move in the January transfer window,” said N’diaye.Standard goalkeeper Sinan Bolat is also a target for Fulham.

Wigan boss Martinez keen to give Watson extended run | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is ready to give Ben Watson an extended first team run. Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is ready to give Ben Watson an extended first team run.The Wigan midfielder is poised for a rare start against West Bromwich Albion after hitting a shock winner at Tottenham last Saturday.Latics boss Martinez said: “Every player is frustrated when they are not playing.“But Ben is always respectful and has reacted in the right manner.“I have said many times he is one of the most gifted British players from a technical point of view.“Against Bradford in the Capital One Cup, he had 151 passes – which is very impressive for any player.”

Leeds in Stoke talks for Jerome | Transfers | Tribal Football

Leeds United are closing in on Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome. Leeds United are closing in on Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome.The Daily Mail says Leeds are hoping to negotiate a deal with Stoke today as manager Neil Warnock is eager to strengthen his attacking options and keep pace with the promotion chasers.While the club’s takeover inches closer there remain concerns over the future of players such as El Hadji Diouf who is out of contract in January and so far unable to agree terms on a new deal.

Liverpool eyeing Reading defender Alex Pearce | Transfers | Tribal Football

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing Reading youngster Alex Pearce.The Daily Star says Liverpool manager Rodgers is a huge admirer of the 23-year-old centre-back. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing Reading youngster Alex Pearce.The Daily Star says Liverpool manager Rodgers is a huge admirer of the 23-year-old centre-back.Pearce is out of contract next summer but is still in talks with the Royals. And boss McDermott knows he could lose the Republic of Ireland international in a cut-price January swoop by the Kop boss.McDermott said: “I want him to sign and he has to make a decision, but January is coming.“If the two parties can’t agree a deal, then what can you do?“I never get involved in the money side of things. But it’s not a case of take it or leave it.”

Balotelli committed to Man City cause | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City insist Mario Balotelli has not requested paternity leave for Christmas.It was reported Balotelli wanted two weeks off with his baby due in December. Manchester City insist Mario Balotelli has not requested paternity leave for Christmas.It was reported Balotelli wanted two weeks off with his baby due in December.But City have declared the reports are wide of the mark and there’s been no such request from the Italian.

O'Neill dismisses Sunderland resignation rumours | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill has dismissed talk of walking away. Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill has dismissed talk of walking away.Amid Twitter rumours that the ex-Aston Villa boss was considering his position after the loss to his former club left the Black Cats in 16th, O’Neill has assured fans that he will turn around the club’s fortunes.O’Neill said: “We are trying to improve the team, if we can, but it just takes a bit of time. It’s not overnight — I have not completed a season yet — but I intend to do that.”I’m sitting here today in early November 2012. I hope that in a couple of seasons we’ll have really strong team — being as strong as Everton are, for instance. That would be a reasonable model for us.”

Arsenal legend Merson fears for Adkins at Southampton | Transfers | Tribal Football

The future of Southampton boss Nigel Adkins could be decided against Swansea City. The future of Southampton boss Nigel Adkins could be decided against Swansea City.And Arsenal legend Paul Merson wrote in the Daily Star: “I hope he doesn’t get sacked. He’s a lovely bloke but he took them up too quickly and if he gets through this he will learn.”He should have bought from the back when they went up and he should have bought proven quality.”The players he signed were risky. Jay Rodriguez is a good player but he had never played in the Premier League.”Neither had Gaston Ramirez, who would probably do better in a better team. Southampton are too naive and they simply don’t have enough players who have done it all before.”The Premier League is ruthless, and it has already ruined managers like Gareth Southgate and Paul Ince.”Adkins could be next – but you have to ask questions about the chairman there too.”