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Friday, August 26, 2011


Late post due to technical difficulty

David Miles says Arsenal are still open for business this transfer window and has backed head coach Arsene Wenger to sign the right players.

Aston Villa
Jean Makoun is looking to impress at Aston Villa and hopes that new coach Alex McLeish will give him the chance to start games this season.

Freiburg have confirmed that three foreign clubs have tabled bids for Papiss Cisse, who has been linked with Blackburn, Sunderland and Fulham.

Bolton left-back Marcos Alonso is expecting to be sidelined for up to two months as he is set to undergo surgery after breaking a metatarsal.

Andre Villas-Boas has refused to confirm whether Chelsea would heed Daniel Levy's demand for the Blues to abandon their pursuit of Luka Modric.

Everton boss David Moyes believes teenager Ross Barkley is ready to play for the England Under-21s but warned that he still has a lot to learn.

Fulham head coach Martin Jol has admitted John Arne Riise's leg injury is serious after his team had booked their place in the Europa League.

Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani will return to Italy with AC Milan for the rest of the season after agreeing a loan move to the San Siro.

Manchester City
Tottenham have completed the signing of striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City on a season-long loan, the London club have announced.

Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson has no immediate concerns about the Champions League draw after Man Utd were grouped with Benfica, Basel and Otelul Galati.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United are reportedly interested in Davide Santon and Sulley Muntari, with Alan Pardew already giving his approval for the Inter duo.

Norwich City
Norwich keeper Declan Rudd has been called up to Stuart Pearce's England Under-21 squad for the forthcoming ties against Azerbaijan and Israel.

Queens Park Rangers
Newcastle Utd midfielder Joey Barton is continuing to mull over a potential move to Premier League rivals QPR, despite passing the medical.

Stoke City
Stoke are through to the Europa League group stage after Upson, Jones and Whelan scored to eliminate Swiss side FC Thun from the competition.

Freiburg have confirmed that three foreign clubs have tabled bids for Papiss Cisse, who has been linked with Sunderland, Blackburn and Fulham.

Swansea City
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to complete the signing of former Red Bull Salzburg goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel within the next 48 hours.

Tottenham grabbed Yago Falque on loan from Juventus and qualify to the Europa League with a drab draw against Hearts at the White Hart Lane.

West Brom
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson is confident a fully fit midfielder Graham Dorrans can add an extra dimension to the Baggies team this season.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has dismissed suggestions that they will be forced to sell players ahead of the deadline next week.

Wolverhampton manager Mick McCarthy is 'delighted' with his squad and is unlikely to make any more transfers ahead of the deadline next week.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa is finding it difficult to celebrate their progression into the Europa League group stages after receiving a bye.

Lionel Messi beats his Barcelona team-mate Xavi and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to win inaugural Uefa Best Player in Europe award.

Espanyol annnounced that they have officially sold striker Pablo Osvaldo to AS Roma for EUR17.5 million, after several weeks of negotiations.

Pablo Sarabia declared that he is fit after resting for several weeks and declared that Getafe have sufficient skill to make it a good season.

Granada goalkeeper Roberto is keen to repeat their home record last season as he underlined their intention to avoid returning to Segunda Liga.

Sevilla have reached an agreement with Levante for the tranfer of striker Arouna Kone, who will arrive on loan for the entire 2011-12 campaign.

Malaga defender Weligton is returning to Brazil for two weeks to be close to his family, in a hope it will speed up his recovery from injury.

Osasuna president Patxi Izco has assured that the club will sign another defender to cover for Echaide, who is sidelined for up to 8 months.

Racing Santander
Racing Santander midfielder Pape Diop declares his belief their youngster will step up and prove themselves capable in the Primera Division.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano have issued an official statement that former Real Sociedad striker Raul Tamudo has signed a one-year contract with the club.

Real Betis
Betis midfielder Arturo Garcia has appologised to the fans for the things he has done, following the termination of his contract at the club.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra has denied agreement with Tottenham over a switch, and believes there will be no such transfer in future.

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca director Pedro Terrasa insisted everything is fine as the club moves cautiously in the market in order to avoid costly mistakes.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann has claimed that he never said he wanted to leave for Atletico and is hurt to be called a mercenary.

Real Zaragoza
After three months of negotiations, Real Zaragoza have finally completed the signing of Pablo Barrera from West Ham on a one-year contract.

Sporting Gijon
Midfielder Alberto Botia has become the first Sporting player since Julio Salinas 15 years ago, to be summoned by the Spain national squad.

Unai Emery admits it is ironic Valencia have been paired with Chelsea in the Champions League, three days after Juan Mata left for the Blues.

President Fernando Roig has vowed to fight until the end after Villarreal were drawn into the most difficult group in the Champions League.

Serie A

AC Milan
Alberto Aquilani is confident a move to Milan will get his career back on the right track and will do his best to win the faith of the club.

It was reported that Serie B sides Livorno and Bari are leading the chase to take veteran Croatian striker Sasa Bjalanovic away from Atalanta.

Bologna have a new defender after signing free agent Simone Loria on a one-year deal, after he was released by Roma at the end of last season.

Rui Sampaio's agent declared they are close to agreeing to a move abroad, as Cagliari reportedly are chasing after the Beira-Mar midfielder.

Sergio Almiron's agent is set to meet with Catania with the player's move from Juventus is expected to be completed within the next 24 hours.

Emanuele Giaccherini is officially a Juventus player after he completed his move from Cesena after passing his medical before signing his deal.

Stefano Sorrentino's agent said the goalkeeper will not be joining Palermo as Chievo president Campedelli consider him an important player.

Fiorentina sports director Pantaleo Corvino has again underlined that midfielder Riccardo Montolivo will be sold to a foreign club this summer.

Genoa sporting director Stefano Capozucca has categorically dismissed reports that they are interested in signing Roma striker Marco Borriello.

Inter Milan
Newcastle United are reportedly interested in Davide Santon and Sulley Muntari, with Alan Pardew already giving his approval for the Inter duo.

Le Mans left winger Marcelo Alejandro Estigarribia is set to complete his loan move to Juventus after touching down in Turin for a medical.

Lecce goalkeeper Julio Sergio expects his side to struggle to avoid relegation this season, but declares that he is ready for the challenge.

Napoli may renew their interest in Angelo Ogbonna and could offer EUR13 million for the Torino stopper, following an injury to Miguel Britos.

Novara goalkeeper Samir Ujkani is delighted to be back in Serie A and the fact that they will play against his former side Palermo is a bonus.

Stefano Sorrentino's agent said the goalkeeper will not be joining Palermo as Chievo president Campedelli consider him an important player.

Belgrano midfielder Franco Vazquez admitted he has been in contact with an Italian club, but refused to confirm whether or not it was Parma.

Siena director Giorgio Perinetti admits his interest in Pablo Gonzalez, but has yet to decide whether or not to move for the Palermo striker.

Udinese president Giampaolo Pozzo stressed that they are not a selling club, but many of their stars left in order to further their careers.