Newcastle face West Ham, Fulham, Villa competition for Liverpool's Carroll | Transfers | Tribal Football

Newcastle United face stiff competition for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

Newcastle United face stiff competition for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

The Daily Mail says Newcastle have intensified their bid to land Carroll after making an official enquiry to take the Liverpool striker on a season-long loan.

West Ham United were the first club to express an interest in Carroll and would be prepared to sign him initially on loan with a view to buying him for more than £15m should they retain their place in the Barclays Premier League.

Fulham are also interested and Aston Villa became the latest club to join the race when manager Paul Lambert confirmed on Saturday that the 23-year-old was one of his key summer targets.

But Newcastle would be hoping that the emotional pull of a return to his native North East would give them the trump card in this battle.

Man Utd defender Ferdinand denies endorsing racist tweet | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand insists he did not endorse a racist term on Twitter over the weekend.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand insists he did not endorse a racist term on Twitter over the weekend.

Ferdinand has denied using Twitter to aim a racist taunt at Chelsea star Ashley Cole.

The defender responded to a tweet in which Chelsea star Cole was described as a ‘choc ice’ because of his role in the trial last week in which his club captain, John Terry, had been accused of racially abusing Ferdinand’s brother, QPR defender Anton.

But on Sunday Ferdinand tweeted: “What I said yesterday is not a racist term. Its a type of slang/term used by many for someone who is being fake. So there.”

Arsenal midfielder Frimpong in Twitter storm with Tottenham fans | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has become embroiled in a Twitter row.

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has become embroiled in a Twitter row.

The Daily Mail says after posting a message this morning on his official Twitter account which read “if you going church today Pray For me Giving today A Miss”, the Gunners midfielder retweeted a response from one Tottenham fan which read: “I prayed you break your arms and legs”, to which Frimpong replied “@ Scum Y**”.

The post was swiftly removed by Frimpong, but soon sparked great debate on the social network site among supporters from both Arsenal and Tottenham.

One was retweeted by Frimpong on Sunday, which read: “You can’t go around wanting players to break limbs, no matter who you play for. embarrassed to be a y** right now!”

The FA are aware of the matter, but were making no official comment on Sunday.

Man City expect Juventus , AC Milan offers this week for Tevez, Dzeko | Transfers | Tribal Football

Manchester City expect to field offers for strikers Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko this week.

Manchester City expect to field offers for strikers Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko this week.

The Daily Mail says the club expect AC Milan and Juventus to firm up interest in Tevez and Dzeko this week.

However, manager Roberto Mancini said: “Both Dzeko and Tevez will stay at City. We are a great team and we try to keep all our great players. It won’t be easy but they will stay here.

“We still lack a couple of players to reach [the level of] Real Madrid and Barcelona. Also our mentality has to grow season by season.”

Chelsea striker Sturridge gets Team GB all-clear | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge has been given the all-clear to join Team GB.

Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge has been given the all-clear to join Team GB.

The Daily Mail says he will meet up with his Team GB team-mates for the first time on Monday afternoon after being given the all-clear by Blues doctors following his bout of viral meningitis.

Stuart Pearce’s side return from their Spanish training camp on the same day and Sturridge will join up with the squad at the Olympic Village immediately.

Sturridge has started light training at Chelsea’s Cobham base as he looks to build up his fitness ahead of Team GB’s opener against Senegal at Old Trafford on July 26.

Inter Milan keeper Julio Cesar offered to Tottenham | Transfers | Tribal Football

Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar has been offered to Tottenham.

Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar has been offered to Tottenham.

The Daily Mail says Julio Cesar has been offered to Tottenham after Inter Milan told him he would no longer be No 1 at the San Siro next season.

Spurs had been tracking France and Lyon stopper Hugo Lloris but have now backed away from the deal.