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Friday, September 2, 2011


Arsenal Tomas Rosicky admits the defeat to Manchester United was hard to take but believes Arsenal still have plenty of time to turn things around. Aston Villa Alan Hutton admits linking up again with former Rangers and Scotland chief Alex McLeish played a major role in his decision to move to Villa. Blackburn Blackburn have confirmed the signing of Everton forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni on a three-year contract after the deal was rubber-stamped by the FA. Bolton Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has spoken of his delight at snapping up French duo David Ngog and Gael Kakuta on transfer deadline day. Chelsea Captain John Terry was surprised by Chelsea's late capture of Raul Meireles and hopes it will make up for their failure to land Luka Modric. Everton Blackburn have confirmed the signing of Everton forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni on a three-year contract after the deal was rubber-stamped by the FA. Fulham Fulham have signed young Swedish striker Muamer Tankovic on a three-year deal and also beat the deadline to sign Irish youngster Sean Kavanagh. Liverpool Lille have rejected suggestions that Liverpool will have first option on signing Eden Hazard after loaning Joe Cole to the French champions. Manchester City Owen Hargreaves will not rush himself into action for Man City as he accepts that he is short of match fitness due to time on the sidelines. Manchester United Fabio Capello is convinced that Wayne Rooney can end his England goal drought after his recent hat-trick for Manchester United against Arsenal. Newcastle United Leon Best has promised to score plenty of goals for Newcastle United after coach Alan Pardew failed to bring in new strikers on deadline day. Norwich City Dion Dublin believes Norwich will survive their first season back in the Premier League despite their inactivity in the summer transfer window. Queens Park Rangers Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that they beat Wednesday night's deadline to secure the signature of Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand. Stoke City Stoke have signed Tottenham Hotspur striker Peter Crouch in a club-record GBP10 million deal, with the England star penning a four-year deal. Sunderland Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that they beat Wednesday night's deadline to secure the signature of Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand. Swansea City Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has declared himself relatively pleased with how the transfer window went despite missing out on a few targets. Tottenham Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is excited about the potential in his midfield after keeping Luka Modric and signing Scott Parker this summer. West Brom Birmingham City have drafted in Pablo Ibanez for an undisclosed fee from West Brom as the Spaniard hopes to revive his career with the Blues. Wigan Athletic Wigan Athletic new boy Shaun Maloney admits the lure of the Premier League was his chief reason for ending his long association with Celtic. Wolverhampton Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey says the club were quiet on deadline day because they had been quick to act earlier in the transfer window.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao Athletic Bilbao midfielder Carlos Gurpegui said that only time will tell whether the club have made a mistake in letting go of Pablo Orbaiz. Atletico Madrid Diego Ribas admitted the negotiations for his transfer to Atletico have been difficult, following his arrival in Madrid ahead of his medical. Barcelona Barcelona director Andoni Zubizarreta said their ongoing challenge is to maintain the excellence in every training session, and every game. Espanyol Ivory Coast midfielder Romaric is delighted to join Espanyol and claimed the Periquitos has been his priority in the summer transfer market. Getafe Getafe director Toni Monuz believes they have created a very competitive team, following the arrival of 13 new players in the summer market. Granada Franco Jara has recovered from physical problems that have plagued him for several weeks to join his first squad training session at Granada. Levante It was reported that midfielder Sergio Gonzalez has terminated his contract Levante after arriving at the club at the start of last season. Malaga Edinho and Helder Rosario will remain at Malaga this season after both failed to reach an agreement about the termination of their contract. Osasuna Osasuna defeated Numancia 3-2 in a friendly match on Thursday after Ibrahima Balde, Leka and Roland Lamah managed to find the back of the net. Racing Santander Alexandros Tziolis said he return to Racing Santander because he wants to play and enjoy the Spanish league, and that money is not everything. Rayo Vallecano Raul Bravo said the situation was perfect for him to move because Rayo wants to be a club and he has proven experience of playing overseas. Real Betis Antonio Amaya was delighted with his debut for Betis in the match against Portsmouth and also surprised to see so many fans in a friendly game. Real Madrid Kaka wants to be a major player in Real Madrid this season and believes that his team are capable of improving the performance of last season. Real Mallorca Real Mallorca announced that the club have completed the signing of midfielder Fernando Tissone, who arrives on a loan deal from Sampdoria. Real Sociedad Sociedad unexpectedly received EUR1.2 million after Arsenal completed the signing of Mikel Arteta from Everton just before the market closes. Real Zaragoza Real Zaragoza manager Javier Aguirre is glad to see the back of the transfer window as the players are now calm and can focus on their work. Sevilla Espanyol announced that they have completed the signing of Ivory Coast midfielder Romaric, who arrived from Sevilla on a season-long loan deal. Sporting Gijon Luis Moran insisted that no clubs have contacted him during the transfer window and he is focused on earning a spot in Sporting Gijon first XI. Valencia Valencia chief Manuel Llorente said the deal for Antonio Barragan was less complicated due to the good relationship they have with Valladolid. Villarreal Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio has welcomed the international break as it allows his team to correct the mistakes they made against Barca.

Serie A

AC Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has revealed Milan concluded the deal for Antonio Nocerino just 40 minutes before the transfer window closed. AS Roma Roma sports director Walter Sabatini has distanced the club from reports that Delio Rossi could replace Luis Enrique on the Giallorossi bench. Atalanta It has been confirmed that Atalanta have completed the signing of defender Lucas Daniel Schelotto from Cesena on the final day of transfer. Bologna Bologna president Albano Guaraldi believes that their best transfer decision of the summer transfer window was keeping hold of Gaston Ramirez. Cagliari It has been confirmed that Cagliari have allowed midfielder Salvatore Burrai to return to Foggia on a loan deal until the next transfer window. Catania Grosseto announced that they have completed the transfer of Federico Moretti from Catania on a loan deal with an option to purchase next year. Cesena Cesena have successfully completed the transfer of Abdelkader Ghezzal from Bari on loan with the right to purchase at the end of the season. Chievo Chievo Verona announced the club have allowed midfielder Amedeo Calliari and young striker Valerio Anastasi to join Sudtirol on a loan deal. Fiorentina Alberto Gilardino's agent said the striker is happy to remain at Fiorentina after the club rejected an offer from Genoa as it was insufficient. Genoa Genoa have extended Rodrigo Palacio's contract by a year and increased his salary after refusing to sell the striker to Inter Milan or Roma. Inter Milan Diego Forlan does not think he is too old to make a difference at Internazioonale and believes he will have no problem replacing Samuel Eto'o. Juventus Juventus director Beppe Marotta has insisted the club have strengthened over the summer, but he is disappointed by Amauri's refusal to leave. Lazio Lazio sporting director Igli Tare sympathises with fans unhappy at the departure of Mauro Zarate, but has promised that the club will progress. Lecce Cristian Pasquato has no regrets in leaving Juventus for Lecce on transfer deadline day as it is the ideal place for a young player to grow. Napoli President Laurentiis insisted Napoli have not renewed Walter Gargano's contract and will ban players from having their own official website. Novara Novara announced Simone Motta and Francesco Evola have joined Triestina on loan, while Christian Esposito has moved to Catanzaro also on loan. Palermo Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini said he sacked Stefano Pioli because he did not have faith that the coach can keep the club in Serie A. Parma Parma director Pietro Leonardi confirmed it was always the club's intention to sign Sergio Floccari from Lazio, despite his earlier denial. Siena AC Monza Brianza announced that the club have acquired the services of young Siena midfielder Mariano Romano, who will arrive on a loan deal. Udinese Udinese announced that they have completed the signing of young Sport Colombia midfielder Miguel Maria Medina Miranda on a five-year deal.