Everton baffled by claims of Blackburn signing Nuno Gomes | Transfers | Tribal Football

Everton insist they made no move for Nuno Gomes this summer.The Portuguese legend striker has just signed a two-year deal with Blackburn Rovers.

Everton insist they made no move for Nuno Gomes this summer.

The Portuguese legend striker has just signed a two-year deal with Blackburn Rovers.

The Liverpool Echo reports Blues say they are ‘bemused’ by comments from Gomes that he rejected a move to Goodison in favour of relegated Blackburn Rovers.

Everton battle to beat Fulham for Rodallega | Transfers | Tribal Football

Everton won’t give up in the battle for Wigan Athletic striker Hugo Rodallega.

Everton won’t give up in the battle for Wigan Athletic striker Hugo Rodallega.

David Moyes has been eyeing up Rodallega after already recruiting Steven Naismith in his bid to overhaul his strikeforce.

Fulham are regarded as favourites, but Everton boss Moyes will make a late pitch to bring the free agent to Merseyside.

Johnson only thinking of Man City future | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson admits frustration missing Euros selection with England this summer.

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson admits frustration missing Euros selection with England this summer.

The talented winger is now more determined than ever to force his way into Roberto Mancini’s early season plans and win back his place in the national team by proving what an asset he can be in pre-season.

“It was pretty hard watching from the side-lines because obviously you want to be out there, helping the lads,” he told City’s website. “It’s tough, but you have to keep plugging away and just give your all. We won the title which was the main thing, but obviously you want to feel you’ve played your part, too.

“Things can change pretty quickly in football and this is a new season and we all start with a clean slate once again. What I need to do is respond, try even harder and react positively.

“On a personal level, it was a disappointing end to the season for me because I wasn’t playing for City and then I missed out on Euro 2012 which hurt me a lot, but the key is to bounce back and not dwell on things.

“I love everything about this club – the lads, the people around it and the supporters have always been brilliant towards me. I’m settled where I live so I just need to get out there and play – as a footballer, that’s all I want to do.”

Man City winger Johnson: England should've selected me for Euros | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson feels he should’ve been part of England’s Euros squad.Johnson is convinced he deserved selection.

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson feels he should’ve been part of England’s Euros squad.

Johnson is convinced he deserved selection.

“I’ll be quite honest and say I really think I should have been selected because I played five times in the qualifiers and scored two goals so I thought I’d proved my worth,” he told City’s website.

“When I played for City last season I scored a few goals and made a few as well so it took me a while to accept not being able to represent my county at a major championship because the same thing happened at the World Cup two years ago.

“To be fair, Roy Hodgson has been brilliant with me and phoned me to say that he still wanted me to come to Norway and train before the Euros began. As far as I’m concerned, I start my bid for the 2014 World Cup from now.”

Man City hand "iconic" deals to nine academy youngsters | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City have handed deals to several new first-year scholars.

Manchester City have handed deals to several new first-year scholars.

Angus Gunn, James Hardy, James Horsfield, Marco Lopes, Dominic McHale, Billy O’Brien, Jose Angel Pozo, Liam Sharpe and Ashley Smith-Brown all signed on as first-year scholars.

City academy chief Mark Allen told the club’s website: “I told them at the dinner that this is an iconic moment; these are the first players to sign scholarships with Manchester City as Premier League Champions and they will always remember that.”

Man City keeper Angus Gunn delighted with new deal | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn is delighted with his new deal.The teen, who is the son of Norwich City legend Bryan Gunn, has just signed on as a first-year scholar.

Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn is delighted with his new deal.

The teen, who is the son of Norwich City legend Bryan Gunn, has just signed on as a first-year scholar.

“I’ve been with the Academy for a year now and for the past season I’ve been playing a year up which has been a good experience and next season my target is to break into the u21s and play in the NextGen Series, to play against top European clubs,” Gunn told City’s website.