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Monday, August 22, 2011


Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has declared that he remains hopeful of tying up a deal for Arsenal's Samir Nasri in the next two days.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph is determined to repay the faith Alex McLeish after making a positive start to the Premier League season.

Blackburn head coach Steve Kean is poised to add new faces to a side he is convinced will haul themselves off the foot of the Premier League.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle admitted he was disappointed to lose the game against Man City but believes his players gave their all for the team.

Valencia have confirmed a deal has been agreed with Chelsea for midfielder Juan Mata for a fee believed to be in the region of GBP23.5 million.

Phil Neville believes Everton have unearthed 'something special' in Ross Barkley, but knows the youngster will need help from his team-mates.

Fulham coach Martin Jol has admitted that they were rightly beaten by Wolves and revealed that Bobby Zamora is a doubt for their Ukraine trip.

Coach Kenny Dalglish believes he was wrong to start Luis Suarez against Sunderland last week at the end of a busy summer for the Uruguayan.

Manchester City
Roberto Mancini remains hopeful of tying up a deal for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri in the next two days following their win over Bolton.

Manchester United
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he failed with a bid to sign youngster Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers in January.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United utility man Ryan Taylor insists team spirit at the club is sky high despite a number of off-field problems over the summer.

Norwich City
Norwich City manager Paul Lambert has praised his players for their performance against Stoke City but feels Leon Barnett was harshly sent off.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR coach Neil Warnock has up to 12 transfer targets but accepts that he will only be able to sign less than half before the market closes.

Stoke City
Dean Whitehead believes that Stoke City's great sense of togetherness enabled them to snatch a point from their encounter with Norwich City.

Sunderland defender Wes Brown has urged his team to pick themselves up quickly as they have a long trip to Brighton for the Carling Cup clash.

Swansea City
Boss Brendan Rodgers does not believe Danny Graham will have to wait long for his first Swansea goal if he keeps performing at the same level.

It was reported that Tottenham could offer veteran striker Peter Crouch as part exchange for the transfer of Mathieu Flamini from AC Milan.

West Brom
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has paid tribute to Shane Long following his excellent display against Chelsea and his second goal in two games.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic coach Roberto Martinez has warned the rest of the Premier League not to disrespect Swansea this season or they will get hurt.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy felt his team proved a point about their playing style with a flowing performance in the win over Fulham at Molineux.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa has stated that he is adapting well to the club and the city but admitted that he missed being in Chile.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke believes that his team's competitiveness are equal if not better than last season, despite the summer changes.

Anzhi Makhachkala are preparing another shock transfer as the Russians are ready to offer EUR35 million for Barcelona defender Daniel Alves.

It was reported that Roma have completed the signing of Pablo Osvaldo in a move that would eventually see Espanyol pocketing EUR18 million.

Getafe will present their new signing Dani Guiza on Monday after the striker put pen-to-paper on a three-year contract at the Alfonso Perez.

Hassa Yebda has agreed to sign a three-year deal with Granada, after the club managed to persuade the Algerian striker from moving to Italy.

Levante's Nabil El Zhar, who is the only Muslim player in the club, said he will continue fasting except on double training day and matchday.

Malaga winger Santi Cazorla has warned that the animosity between Barcelona and Real Madrid will have a negative impact on the national squad.

It was reported that Le Mans striker Roland Lamah may have played his last game for the club, as he is being linked with a move to Osasuna.

Racing Santander
Racing midfielder Lautaro Costa insisted that the strike is not about greed as players are only asking to be paid what they have signed up for.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano are one of the few club that will observe the four-day strike entirely and will only resume their squad training on Tuesday.

Real Betis
Real Betis coach Pepe Mel will not rule out another midfield signing, as the club move closer to sealing the transfer of striker Nikola Zigic.

Real Madrid
Pedro Leon is determined to stay with Real Madrid and is hoping to persuade coach Jose Mourinho to give him a chance in the first-team squad.

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca coach Michael Laudrup is considering promoting Uche from the reserve team as the club struggle to bring in a quality midfielder.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad will welcome the first east African player in the Primera Division with the arrival of McDonald Mariga on loan from Inter Milan.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza are reportedly close to reaching an agreement with Besiktas for the transfer of Hugo Almeida, who would love to play in Spain.

Jose Maria del Nido is convinced Sevilla have the potential to qualify for the Europa League but first they have to suffer against Hannover.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting de Gijon will decide on Monday whether or not to resume squad training or observe the full four-day strike that will end on Tuesday.

Valencia have confirmed a deal has been agreed with Chelsea for midfielder Juan Mata for a fee believed to be in the region of GBP23.5 million.

The current economic situation could see Villarreal play without a shirt sponsor for the first time since the club returned to La Liga in 1998.

Serie A

Atalanta are out of the Coppa Italia competition after losing to Grubbio despite the goals scored by trio Moralez, Tiribocchi and Gabbiandini.

Bologna beat Padova in the Coppa Italia clash after Portonova cancelled out Italiano's penalty, while Rocca scoring the winner at the death.

Cagliari took advantage of Piccinni's red card to crush Albinoleffe in the Coppa Italia thanks to goals scored by Larrivey, Conti and Nene.

Catania beat Serie B side Brescia in the Coppa Italia after Lopez scored the opening goal, while Gomez managed to sink the winner at the death.

Cesena are now resigned to losing midfielder Emanuel Giaccherini, and have identified AbelKader Ghezzal of Bari as his natural replacement.

Chievo Verona beat Livorno to qualify into the next round of the Coppa Italia competition after Bostjan Cesar scored the only goal of the game.

Arsenal have joined Bayern Munich in the race to sign Fiorentina outcast Riccardo Montolivo, as the Gunners seek a replacement for Fabregas.

New Fiorentina signing Houssine Kharja blasted his former club and advised Alberto Gilardino not to join Genoa, as they are not competitive.

Inter Milan
Samuel Eto'o agent has revealed that the Inter striker is set undergo medical and officially announce his move to Anzhi on Monday or Tuesday.

It was reported that Juventus are prepared to offer EUR8 million for the transfer of Ibrahim Afellay, who seems to have no place in Barcelona.

Lazio coach Edy Reja wants to trim his squad and is likely to allow Simone Del Nero to leave, with Novara are reportedly keen on his services.

Lecce were kicked out of the Coppa Italia competition after they failed to find any answer to goals scored by Crotone duo Djuric and Ciano.

Ezequiel Lavezzi cannot wait for Napoli's friendly trip to Barcelona and underlines that they are keen on making a good impression at Camp Nou.

Novara are in the next round of the Coppa Italia competition after beating Triestina thanks to goals scored by Pinardi, Meggiorini and Gemiti.

Palermo coach Stefano Pioli has stressed that he is hoping to bring in a strong goalkeeper rather than a midfielder before the market closes.

Parma are into the next round of the Coppa Italia competition after defeating Grosseto thanks to goals scored by Giovinco, Pelle and Crespo.

Siena beat Torino to qualify to the next round of the Coppa Italia competition after Calaio scored the only goal of the game with a penalty.

It was reported that Udinese are currently on the trail of Palmeiras' young defender Gabriel Silva, who is part of Brazil's Under-20 squad.