Kyle Bartley delighted with senior Arsenal preseason chance | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley is delighted to be doing his preseason with the first team squad.Bartley is pleased that his efforts at Rangers last season have been rewarded this summer.

Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley is delighted to be doing his preseason with the first team squad.

Bartley is pleased that his efforts at Rangers last season have been rewarded this summer.

“It was a big honour and a privilege to come back and be part of the first team,” Bartley told Arsenal.com. “Just being in and around the dressing room is great and I have to thank the boss for that. Now I want to push on from here.

“It has been good so far and great to get away with the first team on tour. It’s been nice to get a bit of game time with them to try and get my sharpness back.

“I just tried to give 100 per cent in every game I played. I just had to stick to the gameplan and play how I normally do – hopefully I have done well.”

Rodallega enjoys first minutes in Fulham shirt | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Hugo Rodallega has seen his first minutes as a Fulham player.The free transfer from Wigan Athletic played for a Fulham XI against Staines Town on Friday night.

Hugo Rodallega has seen his first minutes as a Fulham player.

The free transfer from Wigan Athletic played for a Fulham XI against Staines Town on Friday night.

Rodallega played 45 minutes for Kit Symons’ team and Fulham‘s U21 Manager was delighted with the character his team showed to come from behind late on.

“Hugo played for 45 minutes and he looked very good,” Symons told fulhamfc.com. “He will only get fitter and stronger now and tonight was good for his match fitness.

“It was quite a physical test for the boys this evening and I was really pleased with the character the boys showed to come from behind late on.”

Diarra enjoying first Fulham preseason | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Mahamadou Diarra is determined to enjoy a big season with Fulham. The former Real Madrid midfielder is currently enjoying his first pre-season as a Fulham player.

Mahamadou Diarra is determined to enjoy a big season with Fulham.

The former Real Madrid midfielder is currently enjoying his first pre-season as a Fulham player.

“I’m a lot more familiar with things now,” Diarra told fulhamfc.com. “The three weeks of pre-season preparation we’ve had so far have got me really in tune with the philosophy of the team. It’s also enabled me to really discover the other players.

“It’s really important, not just me but for all players, to train together as a group.”

QPR eyeing Tottenham veteran Gallas | Transfers | Tribal Football

QPR are eyeing Tottenham defender William Gallas.

QPR are eyeing Tottenham defender William Gallas.

The Daily Mail says West Ham United and QPR have shown interest in the 34-year-old but his wages are also an obstacle for those clubs and he sees no reason to take a cut at this stage of his career with a year left on contract.

For his part, Gallas has resolved to stay at White Hart Lane.

Real Madrid, AC Milan join Man Utd pursuit of Chelsea fullback Cole | Transfers | Tribal Football

The race for Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole is heating up.

The race for Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole is heating up.

The Daily Mail says Cole wants to stay at Chelsea but for the final throes of his career wants the type of contract that reflects his standing. That means a deal that draws parity with the big earners at the club and that will be around the £200,000 a week mark.

Chelsea are reluctant to pay that for a player his age but know he can leave for free next summer.

PSG have not been shy in spending and Cole is happy to move abroad. Real Madrid and both Milan clubs are keen but again have reservations about the wage he is after. United would pay it but may prefer to wait until he is free.

Anderlecht youngster David Henen admits turning down Man Utd | Transfers | Tribal Football

Anderlecht youngster David Henen admits he’s turned down a move to Manchester United.Henen admitted interest from United during lat season.

Anderlecht youngster David Henen admits he’s turned down a move to Manchester United.

Henen admitted interest from United during lat season.

The 16-year-old midfielder told La Derniere Heure: “They offered me nice financial conditions but my manager advised me to break through first in Belgium. I have therefore refused their offer, like the invitation to visit their training centre.

“Manchester have understood this but they told me that they will follow my development closely. This motivates me and strengthens my ambition.”