Man City defender Richards insists he's committed to England cause | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City defender Micah Richards insists he’s as committed as ever to the England cause.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards insists he’s as committed as ever to the England cause.

Richards failed to make Roy Hodgson‘s initial 23-man squad for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine and then asked not to be selected for the stand-by list.

But the Team GB defender said: “I have always said I wanted to play for England,’ said Richards, who will be in the centre of Team GB’s defence when they face South Korea in Cardiff.

“Whether I get picked for the next game, it’s not down to me. All I can do is keep knocking on the door.

“I will never turn my back on England. A lot of people asked me why I didn’t go on standby (for Euros). It was nothing to do with not wanting to play for England.

“I wanted to play (get on pitch, not just be on standby). Stuart (Pearce) has given me the chance to play. It was a nice moment for me to be captain (when Craig Bellamy went off).”

Blackburn close to deal for Fulham's Etuhu | Transfers | Tribal Football

Blackburn Rovers are moving for Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu.

Blackburn Rovers are moving for Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu.

The Daily Mail says Etuhu, 30, is set to be reunited with his old Fulham team-mate Danny Murphy at Ewood Park if the two clubs can agree a fee of around £1.5million.

The Nigeria man is unsettled at Craven Cottage after just nine Premier League starts under Martin Jol last season.

Blackburn ahead of Fulham for Huddersfield striker Rhodes | Transfers | Tribal Football

Blackburn Rovers are battling Fulham for Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes.

Blackburn Rovers are battling Fulham for Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes.

The Daily Mail says Rovers have moved ahead of the London club in the race for Huddersfield striker Rhodes.

It now looks likely Rhodes will choose Blackburn ahead of Fulham on a deal worth £35,000 a week.

Stoke, Sunderland alerted as Blackburn plan Pedersen sale | Transfers | Tribal Football

Blackburn Rovers are ready to listen to offers for Morten Gamst Pedersen.The Daily Mail says the Norway international is among players set to be offloaded this month.

Blackburn Rovers are ready to listen to offers for Morten Gamst Pedersen.

The Daily Mail says the Norway international is among players set to be offloaded this month.

Pedersen is likely to attract serious Premier League interest, with the likes of Stoke City and Sunderland keen on the left-sided winger.

Fulham to turn to Evian striker Sagbo | Transfers | Tribal Football

Fulham boss Martin Jol is ready to move for Evian striker Yannick Sagbo.Sagbo has declared this week he’ll reject a move to Marseille if an offer from England arrives.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is ready to move for Evian striker Yannick Sagbo.

Sagbo has declared this week he’ll reject a move to Marseille if an offer from England arrives.

The Daily Mail says Fulham will move for Sagbo if they miss out on Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes.

Everton, Southampton alerted to availability of Blackburn striker Slew | Transfers | Tribal Football

Premier League clubs are on alert over Jordan Slew’s availability at Blackburn Rovers.The Daily Mail says the teenage striker is among players set to be offloaded this month.

Premier League clubs are on alert over Jordan Slew‘s availability at Blackburn Rovers.

The Daily Mail says the teenage striker is among players set to be offloaded this month.

Southampton, Reading, Fulham and Everton are among top-flight clubs well aware of Slew’s potential.

Cardiff forced to wait for Liverpool's Bellamy | Transfers | Tribal Football

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay faces delays over his bid for Liverpool attacker Craig Bellamy.

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay faces delays over his bid for Liverpool attacker Craig Bellamy.

The Daily Mail says Mackay remains keen on adding Team GB star Bellamy from Liverpool but will have to wait until after his involvement in the Olympic Games.

QPR are also interested.