Norwich to return with bid for Celtic’s Hooper | Scottish Football News | Tribal Football

Norwich City will reportedly make a new bid for Celtic’s Gary Hooper this week.

Norwich City will reportedly make a new bid for Celtic’s Gary Hooper this week.

The 25-year old English striker was the subject of no less than four offers from the Canaries in January who will soon return with a £4.5million proposal according to SunSport.

Chris Hughton has already signed Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon and is now looking to add to his strike force by again going after Hooper who has also attracted significant interest from Hull City.

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Buck: Abramovich will never get tired of Chelsea | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck says there’s no chance of Roman Abramovich getting bored with the club.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck says there’s no chance of Roman Abramovich getting bored with the club.

Ten years ago today, Abramovich bought Chelsea from Ken Bates and transformed football across Europe.

“What came through to me loud and clear in those early days was the new owner’s passion for the game and the potential he saw for what Chelsea FC could achieve, both on and off the pitch,” Buck wrote in The Times.

“But few people could have comprehended 10 years ago how Roman Abramovich’s ownership would quickly transform Chelsea, taking them from a club facing mid-table mediocrity and near bankruptcy to become one of the most formidable football teams in the world.

“Yes, there is no denying that there have been almost the same number of managers as there have been trophies (11, if the recently returned Jose Mourinho‘s two spells are counted separately). But the proof is in the pudding.

“Now of course, Chelsea fans, the fans of other clubs, journalists and observers of the world of football look forward. Will Roman Abramovich become bored, having won all the major trophies? My answer is no. Can Jose Mourinho bring more success to the club? My answer is yes.”

Hibernian brings in ex-Hearts defender Mullen | Scottish Football News | Tribal Football

Fraser Mullen has signed a one-year contract with Hibernian.The 19-year old defender recently left Heart of Midlothian and will now continue his career with their fierce Edinburgh rivals.

Fraser Mullen has signed a one-year contract with Hibernian.

The 19-year old defender recently left Heart of Midlothian and will now continue his career with their fierce Edinburgh rivals.

“Hibernian can confirm the club has signed defender Fraser Mullen on a one-year contract,” read a statement on Hibs’ official website.

“A former Scotland under-17 internationalist, right-back Mullen, 19, agreed the deal on Saturday morning and has become the club’s fourth arrival during the summer transfer window.”

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West Brom set for talks with Udinese striker Vydra | Transfers | Tribal Football

West Bromwich Albion are ready to open talks with Udinese striker Matej Vydra.The Sunday Mercury says the Baggies also hope to speak with Vydra in the coming week or so.

West Bromwich Albion are ready to open talks with Udinese striker Matej Vydra.

The Sunday Mercury says the Baggies also hope to speak with Vydra in the coming week or so.

The 21-year-old, who hit 20 goals for Watford during a loan spell last season, has been granted a move away from Italy.

Albion will face competition for the striker, with Sunderland, Swansea and West Ham all keen on him.

Sydney ace Del Piero turns down Ajaccio move | Australia/Asia News | Tribal Football

Alessandro Del Piero has rejected a move to AC Ajaccio according to the French club.

Alessandro Del Piero has rejected a move to AC Ajaccio according to the French club.

The Italian striker was in talks with L’ours regarding the potential to play under former Juventus teammate Fabrizio Ravanelli in Corsica but has opted to remain with A-League club Sydney FC for the 2013/14 season.

“For several weeks now, the club has been in advanced talks with the famous Italian striker Alessandro Del Piero. Aged 38 and currently a Sydney FC player, the striker won’t come to AC Ajaccio after all,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“After finding an agreement in principle, Alessandro Del Piero has decided to continue his adventure in Australia for family reasons.”

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Southampton boss Pochettino ends Astori pursuit | Transfers | Tribal Football

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino admits their pursuit of Cagliari defender Davide Astori is over.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino admits their pursuit of Cagliari defender Davide Astori is over.

Pochettino says the arrival of Dejan Lovren from Lyon has put paid to their interest in Astori.

“Lots of names have been linked with Southampton, perhaps too many,” he said. “Some of them have been invented, others not.

“We were after Astori, for example, but in the end we went for Lovren instead. He’s a great player.”