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Friday, September 23, 2011


Arsenal are reportedly willing to offer Fiorentina GBP10 million for the transfer of Juan Manuel Vargas when the market reopens in January.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar is poised to return to full training next week after missing the start of the season through knee injury.

Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu insists he is concentrating on life at Ewood Park and is not overly concerned by thoughts of a Nigeria recall.

Bolton coach Owen Coyle would not be surprised if Arsenal made another bid to sign defender Gary Cahill during the January transfer window.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas says Petr Cech is 'okay', despite the goalkeeper needing hospital treatment after the Carling Cup win over Fulham.

Leighton Baines believes the momentum Everton have gained from a five-match unbeaten run sets them up well for their trip to Manchester City.

Steve Sidwell says the quality of Fulham's performance, given the experimental nature of their starting XI, has given the squad a real boost.

Liverpool head coach Kenny Dalglish insists there is no problem with Andy Carroll after he was left out of the side for the win at Brighton.

Manchester City
Man City's Owen Hargreaves has admitted the thought of pulling his boots back on after virtually three years on the sidelines was frightening.

Manchester United
It was reported that Manchester Utd are hot on the trail of Dundee United starlet Scott Allan, who has yet to agree to a new deal at the club.

Newcastle United
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew insists there has been no wild talk of European qualification or cup glory despite their fine start to the season.

Norwich City
Norwich City coach Paul Lambert has praised the Canaries faithful for their outstanding support as his side get used to the Premier League.

Queens Park Rangers
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has denied knowledge of any plans to sign midfielder Joey Barton during the recent summer transfer window.

Stoke City
Leeds United have completed the signing of Stoke's utility-man Danny Pugh on a loan deal until January, with a view to a permanent transfer.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is backing deposed captain Lee Cattermole to bounce back from the disappointment of being dropped from the team.

Swansea City
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has dismissed speculation linking the club with a move for veteran Sol Campbell, who is currently a free agent.

Boss Harry Redknapp insists his Tottenham squad have the depth to comfortably compete in all competitions and is keen to win every single game.

West Brom
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has admitted he was not 'particularly sad' at his side's extra time Carling Cup third-round elimination at Everton.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan coach Roberto Martinez hopes Hugo Rodallega's positive character will help the striker bounce back from injury quicker than expected.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy wants to sign free agent striker James McFadden as he 'looked fine' during a successful trial period at Molineux.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Bad news for Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa as Igor Martinez is sidelined for up to 45 days after breaking his fibula against Malaga.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid midfielder Diego is a doubt for their match against Barcelona as the Brazilian star has yet to rejoin the squad in training.

Coach Pep Guardiola was not disappointed about the draw with Valencia, but warned Barcelona are looking forward to welcome them at Camp Nou.



Ikechukwu Uche is the only Granada player who has scored a goal so far this season, while the squad received 13 yellow cards in four games.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez admitted that he was extremely happy to win in a very difficult field following the trip to Rayo Vallecano.

Malaga midfielder Sergio Paulo Barbosa is delighted to register three consecutive victories, as it means that his team are doing things right.

Osasuna striker Kike Sola is happy with the five points collected so far, especially after taking on Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla.

Racing Santander
Racing Santander coach Hector Cuper declared he is more delighted with his side's attitute against Real Madrid, rather than the point gained.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo coach Jose Ramon Sandoval insisted is happy that his squad are proving that they can compete with anybody despite the defeat to Levante.

Real Betis

Real Madrid
Real Madrid sports chief Miguel Pardeza has voiced his opinion that the failure to find space against Racing eventually cost them two points.

Real Mallorca
Midfielder Josep Lluis Marti admits it is vital for Mallorca to beat Sociedad this weekend, as his side need the 3 points to calm their nerves.

Real Sociedad
Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo claimed their win over Granada was an easy one because their opponents were firmly planted on their own half.

Real Zaragoza

Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo believes his side will be able to gauge their true level when they taken on current league leaders Valencia.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon manager Manolo Preciado was full of praise for Radamel Falcao and admitted that Atletico could have scored six past his side.

Valencia midfielder David Albelda will miss the upcoming tie versus Sevilla after suffering a spinal contusion in the draw against Barcelona.

Villarreal midfielder Borja Valero admits he is happy to learn that his Champions League suspensions have been reduced to just two matches.

Serie A

AC Milan
Milan have confirmed Alexandre Pato will be out of action for at least a month after suffering a thigh strain during the match against Udinese.

AS Roma

Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono has praised his players for wiping out their points penalty within the first three rounds of Serie A action.

Pierpaolo Bisoli admitted he was moved by his players' celebrations as they equalised against Juve, and praised their response to criticism.

Cagliari coach Massimo Ficcadenti insisted that his side were unlucky to come away from Palermo with a defeat and praised his players' reponse.

Catania sports director Pietro Lo Monaco has underlined his absolute faith in coach Vincenzo Montella and is happy with the 4 points collected.

President Igor Campedelli has hit out at Cesena for not playing as a team and admits he expected at least a point from their first three games.

Chievo manager Domenico Di Carlo praised his players for their hard work and concentration, after recording a surprise victory over Napoli.

Arsenal are reportedly willing to offer Fiorentina GBP10 million for the transfer of Juan Manuel Vargas when the market reopens in January.

Coach Alberto Malesani admits he is proud that Genoa are leading the table for the first time since 1999, even if it may only last one round.

Inter Milan
New Inter Milan manager Claudio Ranieri is delighted to sign a two-year deal at the club and believes the team have the DNA to bounce back.

Defender Andrea Barzagli believes that Juventus have already shown tangible proof of improvement in comparison to last season's performances.

President Claudio Lotito has launched a scathing attack on the Italian media for their role in the recent uncertainty surrounding Edy Reja.

Cristian Pasquato admits it is hard to recover after conceding an early goal, but believes Lecce did well in the first half against Atalanta.

Goran Pandev insisted that Napoli remain confident of their ability ahead of their difficult fixture against Fiorentina, Villarreal and Inter.

Novara coach Attilio Tesser has given his backing to Gian Piero Gasperini, who he insisted did a great job while coaching Crotone in Serie B.

Boss Devis Mangia has praised his Palermo side for a deserved win over Cagliari and insisted Josip Ilicic was dropped due to tactical reasons.

Parma sporting director Pietro Leonardi has reacted to their defeat at Fiorentina by describing the Gialloblu as in a 'code red' situation.


Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin has reflected on a point earned against AC Milan, and admitted that his team were fortunate for that too.