Sigurdsson to choose between Liverpool, Tottenham today | Transfers | Tribal Football

Hoffenheim winger Gylfi Sigurdsson is to choose between Liverpool and Tottenham today.

Hoffenheim winger Gylfi Sigurdsson is to choose between Liverpool and Tottenham today.

The Sunday Mirror says Sigurdsson will choose ­Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur in the next 24 hours, according to his father Sigurdur ­Adalsteinsson.

Adalsteinsson said: “Gylfi wants to play at the highest level possible – every player wants to do that – but the opportunity has to be right.

“He hasn’t made up his mind yet. There are plenty of clubs interested in him. There are some in Germany, but Gylfi wants to play in England.

“The main aim for Gylfi is to be in as good a team as he can be and play for the best club possible.

“He is no different to anyone else.

“Liverpool and Tottenham are both in Europe next season so that is not the question.

“I have seen the stories that he is demanding a certain amount of money per week and they are rubbish. He just wants a normal salary and to be on the same as other players at the club.

“The bottom line is he just wants to play and the main thing football-wise is to find the right team which will suit him the most.

“It always helps when you know the coach like Brendan Rodgers. He is a very good trainer. But does that mean Liverpool? Maybe, maybe not.

“He is thinking what is best to do and will have a decision by Sunday.”

West Ham sign Sunderland fullback McCartney | Transfers | Tribal Football

West Ham United have announced the signing of Sunderland fullback George McCartney.

West Ham United have announced the signing of Sunderland fullback George McCartney.

The Northern Irishman becomes the club’s fourth summer capture following the arrivals of goalkeepers Jussi Jaaskelainen and Stephen Henderson from Bolton and Portsmouth respectively and Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame from Wigan.

“I am delighted to be coming back to West Ham and this time on a permanent basis,” said the Belfast-born full-back, who won West Ham’s Players’ Player of the Year award last season.

“It was great to be part of the side that won promotion for the club last season.

“It was a fantastic way to end the campaign last year and I am really looking forward to being back in the Premier League with West Ham.”

Levy tells Defoe to forget about Spurs exit | Transfers | Tribal Football

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has no intention of selling striker Jermain Defoe.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has no intention of selling striker Jermain Defoe.

The Telegraph says Spurs are likely to tell Defoe, who has already suggested he might have to leave in search of first-team football, that they have no intention of selling him.

Defoe has expressed frustration over his lack of first team starts last season.

Spurs refuse to sell Modric to Man Utd, Chelsea | Transfers | Tribal Football

Luka Modric could still stay at Tottenham.

Luka Modric could still stay at Tottenham.

The Telegraph says Spurs remain braced for offers for midfielder Modric, who is set to hand in a transfer request, but Real Madrid have cooled their interest.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has also made it clear to Chelsea, who have made a fresh inquiry, that he will not sell to another English club, raising the prospect that the Croatia international could still stay.

Hitzlsperger backing Podolski for Arsenal success | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Former Aston Villa star Thomas Hitzlsperger is backing Lukas Podolski for success with Arsenal.Podolski is moving to Arsenal from FC Cologne.

Former Aston Villa star Thomas Hitzlsperger is backing Lukas Podolski for success with Arsenal.

Podolski is moving to Arsenal from FC Cologne.

“He’s a good lad and a very good football player,” Hitzlsperger told talkSPORT. “Looking at the Euros it wasn’t his tournament to be honest but I think he needs a change.

“He needs to get away from Germany, play a different style of football and play in a team that is very good where they don’t just focus on him.

“At Cologne he was the main man and he couldn’t always fulfill his potential but he is a very good player and I wish him good luck.”

Liverpool, Tottenham watching Barcelona's Afellay | Transfers | Tribal Football

Liverpool and Tottenham are watching Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay’s situation.

Liverpool and Tottenham are watching Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay’s situation.

The Dutch ace is seen as alternative to Hoffenheim star Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is a target for both clubs.

Afellay has already rejected a £7 million move to Lille, but could be squeezed out of Barca as new coach Tito Vilanova seeks to promote several of their talented young midfielders.

Cabaye excited about Newcastle's Europa League campaign | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye is excited about their Europa League campaign.

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye is excited about their Europa League campaign.

Cabaye believes that testing themselves against some of Europe’s best teams will be great for the club and its supporters.

“Playing in Europe next season is massive for the Club and massive for the players as it shows progression,” he told Newcastle’s official website.

“We have to play in these sort of competitions for the experience. It can only be a good thing for us as a squad.

“And the fans will love it too. I can’t wait for a European night in our stadium – it will be great.

“It will be really important to play well in this competition and I’m sure we can do well.”