Tottenham boss AVB won't block Pienaar Everton move | Transfers | Tribal Football

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas won’t block Steven Pienaar from returning to Everton.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas won’t block Steven Pienaar from returning to Everton.

The Liverpool Echo says Goodison officials have already opened talks with the White Hart Lane hierarchy which have been described as “constructive”.

Pienaar spent a frustrating 12-months at Tottenham after moving for £3m in January last year, but returned to Goodison on-loan a year later.

Ex-Sporting Lisbon prospect Joao Carlos makes Liverpool debut | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Portuguese starlet Joao Carlos Teixeira has made a winning debut for Liverpool U18.

Portuguese starlet Joao Carlos Teixeira has made a winning debut for Liverpool U18.

The midfield playmaker, who arrived at the Academy from Sporting Lisbon, enjoyed a 25 minute run-out in the second half of their 8-1 victory against Exeter.

The Portuguese youth international didn’t feature for the Academy last term because of a niggling back problem, but now fully fit, he is set to be a regular in Kirkby this season.

Liverpoo hero Molby convinced Borini will prove quality signing | Transfers | Tribal Football

Liverpool hero Jan Molby is convinced new signing Fabio Borini will prove a shrewd signing.

Liverpool hero Jan Molby is convinced new signing Fabio Borini will prove a shrewd signing.

Borini became the first signing of the new Brendan Rodgers era, and the Great Dane is an admirer of the former AS Roma star.

“He’s exactly the kind of player who will fit into the system Brendan wants to play,” Molby told liverpoolfc.com.

“Technically, Borini is very good, he has two good feet, his movement is excellent and he’s a goalscorer. The manager has spoken about playing 4-3-3 and Borini could slot in anywhere along that front line.

“His mobility and work rate is ideally suited to the kind of football the new manager wants to see.

“He’s a similar type of player to (Giuseppe) Rossi who has done very well at Villarreal after leaving Manchester United.

“There wasn’t one Liverpool player who could be happy with their goal return last season. We desperately needed more options up front. We need to be more prolific this season and hopefully Borini will help us achieve that.

“Brendan has stuck his neck out for this kid and clearly has a lot of belief in him.”

Watford boss Zola targets Man Utd striker Macheda | Transfers | Tribal Football

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola is chasing Manchester United striker Kiko Macheda.

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola is chasing Manchester United striker Kiko Macheda.

The Daily Star Sunday says Macheda – despite his memorable debut winner against Aston Villa three years ago – has failed to make the breakthrough at Old Trafford.

Hornets boss Gianfranco Zola wants to send out a signal of intent by landing the out-of-favour hitman.

Wigan go for Bolton winger Chung Yong-lee | Transfers | Tribal Football

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is chasing Bolton Wanderers winger Chung Yong-lee.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is chasing Bolton Wanderers winger Chung Yong-lee.

The South Korean star has got back to full fitness after a broken leg caused him to miss all but 17 minutes of last season.

The Daily Star Sunday says Martinez is keen to sign Lee, after growing interest in Victor Moses, 21.

Stoke striker Crouch not giving up on World Cup 2014 | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch isn’t giving up on making the 2014 World Cup.

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch isn’t giving up on making the 2014 World Cup.

Crouch has broken his silence over being snubbed by Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson for this summer’s tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

“I’ve got 42 caps and enjoyed every single minute being involved,” he told the Daily Star.

“So if I’m playing well enough for Stoke, I don’t see why I can’t get back in. I will never write it off.

“Obviously I was disappointed because at the end of the season I felt I had done really well and had got a chance.

“But it wasn’t to be and it’s long gone now. I’ve enjoyed my summer and had time to get over it.”

Liverpool hero Berger tells Rodgers to dump Carroll | Transfers | Tribal Football

Liverpool hero Patrik Berger says Brendan Rodgers needs to dump Andy Carroll.

Liverpool hero Patrik Berger says Brendan Rodgers needs to dump Andy Carroll.

Berger wrote in the Daily Star Sunday: “One of the big decisions Rodgers has to make is what to do with Andy Carroll.

“Anyone can see Carroll hasn’t really done the business that his price tag would seem to demand.

“I am not so sure he is a Liverpool type of player although of course he can be effective in the air, that’s for sure.

“But Rodgers has shown at Swansea that he doesn’t play football that way.

“He likes his team to keep the ball and work towards a goal-scoring opportunity rather than get it out wide then look for the big man.

“So he has a bit of a dilemma and I hear talk of possible loan moves, which might suit all parties.”