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Sunday, August 28, 2011


Arsenal appear set to pinch Monaco forward Park Chu-Young in the next 24 hours, much to the frustration of reigning French champions Lille.

Aston Villa
Alex McLeish admits leading striker Darren Bent was left a 'bit frustrated' with Wolverhampton's well-played tactics in the draw at Villa Park.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean admits defeat to Everton is tough to take having missed a series of opportunities to win the game at Ewood Park.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle admitted Arsenal target Gary Cahill might have played his last game for the club, following the defeat to Liverpool.

Didier Drogba was taken to hospital after suffering a serious head injury in Chelsea's win over 10-man Norwich City at the Stamford Bridge.

Everton coach David Moyes accused Mauro Formica of divings to win both penalties for Blackburn, following his side's victory at Ewood Park.

Boss Martin Jol has urged Fulham to find a route to goal against Newcastle on Sunday and admits the Cottagers need a result at St James' Park.

Liverpool coach Kenny Dalglish was delighted to watch the way his team beat Bolton to put themselves at the top of the Premier League table.

Manchester City
Micah Richards has signed a new four-year contract to keep him at Manchester City until 2015 - and the full-back could not be more delighted.

Manchester United
Owen Hargreaves claims he offered to play for Manchester United for free this season before finally accepting his Old Trafford career was over.

Newcastle United
Coach Alan Pardew could hardly be more delighted with the way his decision to appoint Fabricio Coloccini as Newcastle captain has paid off.

Norwich City
Paul Lambert felt a defeat at Chelsea was harsh on Norwich, who put on a big performance against a team that could potentially win the league.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR boss Neil Warnock says he is amazed he has managed to sign Joey Barton having expected a bigger club to have come in for the midfielder.

Stoke City
Stoke are set to complete the signings of Spurs pair Wilson Palacios and Peter Crouch in a move reportedly will cost the Potters GBP15 million.

Coach Steve Bruce believes his side's lack of killer instinct in front of goal against Swansea highlighted Sunderland's need for a striker.

Swansea City
Manager Brendan Rodgers says it is a matter of time before Swansea start turning draws into wins after failing to score against Sunderland.

Stoke are set to complete the signings of Spurs pair Wilson Palacios and Peter Crouch in a move reportedly will cost the Potters GBP15 million.

West Brom
Boss Roy Hodgson has urged West Brom to put aside early season frustration and repeat their opening two performances against Stoke on Sunday.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has vowed that Hugo Rodallega will not be leaving the DW Stadium, following his superb display in the win over QPR.

Boss Mick McCarthy will not get carried away with Wolves' flying start to their Premier League campaign following the draw against Aston Villa.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Marcelo Bielsa has warned Bilbao of the danger posed by Rayo Vallecano and the fact that his team have not fared well against inferior rivals.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid coach Gregorio Manzano has confirmed Elias will be allowed to leave as the club have exceeded their quota for non-EU players.

Despite already bagging two titles this season, Barca coach Pep Guardiola does not dare to predict another record breaking run for the side.

Coach Mauricio Pochettino said Espanyol need another two or three quality signings, because they cannot put all the burdens on the youngsters.

Midfielder Javier Casquero is keen to start the season with a victory but warned Getafe that they will be met by a competitive Levante side.

Ruben Castro scored the only goal of the game to condemned Granada to their first defeat of the season following the match against Real Betis.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio has included new signing Arouna Kone in his squad to face Getafe after the striker completed his squad training.

New defender Sergio Sanchez has warned Malaga that Sevilla are even more dangerous now as they look to bounce back from their European exit.

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar is confident that his side can create plenty of chances to beat Atletico Madrid if they are brave enough.

Racing Santander
Roberto Soldado stole the show with a hatrick to condemned Racing to their first defeat of the season following the match against Valencia.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval predicts a feast of football when his side face Bilbao in a pressure cooker environment of San Mames.

Real Betis
Ruben Castro scored the only goal of the game as Real Betis registered their first victory of the season following the match against Granada.

Real Madrid
AC Milan are reportedly ready to make a EUR15 million offer for midfielder Kaka as they hope Real Madrid would drop their asking price further.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca coach Michael Laudrup insisted the only difference between his side and their opponents Espanyol is the money to buy a new striker.

Real Sociedad
Imanol Agirretxe scored a brace as Real Sociedad registered their first victory of the season following the match against Sporting de Gijon.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre will have to face Real Madrid without the services of goalkeeper Toni Doblas, Juan Carlos and Ruben Micael.

Coach Marcelino Garcia Toral said Sevilla are still looking for a new striker even though they will not be playing a game every three days.

Sporting Gijon
Imanol Agirretxe scored a brace to condemned Sporting de Gijon to their first defeat of the season following the match against Real Sociedad.

Roberto Soldado stole the show with a hatrick as Valencia registered their first victory of the new season following the match against Racing.

Villarreal's Javier Camunas does not think Barca will be tired on Monday as the European Super Cup champions are used to playing so many games.

Serie A

AC Milan
Mathieu Flamini is out for at least five months, so Milan are taking a look at Seydou Keita of Barcelona and Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid.

AS Roma
Danish international Simon Kjaer's move to AS Roma risks collapsing at the last minute, as Wolfsburg appeared to change the contract details.

Atalanta drew 1-1 against Tritium in a friendly game after winger Matias Ezequiel Schelotto managed to find the equaliser in the second half.

Bad news for Bologna manager Bisoli after it was confirmed that defender Nicolo Cherubin will be sidelined for a month with a thigh problem.

Beira-Mar has dropped Rui Sampaio from their squad as the player is currently in talks with Cagliari about a EUR600,000 move to the Sant'Elia.

New Catania signing Nicola Legrottaglie is excited about his new adventure and hopes to recover fully from a minor problem in ten days time.

It was reported that Paris St Germain are on the trail of Cesena midfielder Yohan Benalouane, who is also a target for Scottish giants Rangers.

Chievo have officially signed Sparta Prague midfielder Kamil Vacek for EUR2 million, while Andrea De Falco will move to Bari on a loan deal.

Fiorentina announced that they have reached an agreement with Reggiana for the transfer of Ramzi Aya, who is set to sign a three year deal.

If Genoa fail to capture Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino, the Grifone will turn their attention towards Jose Paolo Guerrero of Hamburg.

Inter Milan
Sports director Pasquale Sensibile has confirmed that Sampdoria have agreed terms to hand Andrea Poli to Inter on loan with an option to buy.

Leonardo Bonucci's agent has confirmed that Juventus are negotiating with Zenit St Petersburg with the move likely to be completed within days.

New Palermo keeper Alexandros Tzorvas declared that he is very proud to have joined the Sicilians from Panathinaikos on a two-year contract.

Bad news for Lecce as Andrea Bertolaci is set to be sidelined after picking up an ankle injury following a clash with Benassi during training.

New Napoli signing Goran Pandev admits he is extremely happy to join the club on loan and to have the chance to play in the Champions League.

Novara demolished Lecco 9-0 in a friendly match on Saturday after Jeda stole the show with a hatrick, while Andrea Lisuzzo managed a brace.

Fabrizio Miccoli declared that he would rather leave Palermo than continue warming the bench, but insisted he has not request for a transfer.

Parma have secured the full rights to defender Riccardo Brosco only to send him out to Delfino Pescara on the next day in a co-ownership deal.

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino regretted his side missed the chance to open the season with an important match against Fiorentina due to strike.

Midfielder Giampiero Pinzi is thankful Udinese will not have to travel far in Europe this season, as it will allow them more time to recover.