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Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Arsenal last week have reportedly met with Dani Parejo's representatives and would be willing to pay EUR8 million for his transfer in January.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish does not want to place too much pressure on Barry Bannan in the wake of his impressive performance at QPR.

Chris Samba has called on Blackburn to take control of their own destiny after admitting that their performance lacked heart against Newcastle.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is confident his side will soon climb off the bottom of the table once their injured victims returned to the squad.

Striker Fernando Torres has thanked Chelsea's fans for refusing to turn on him despite his lack of form since his January move from Liverpool.

Midfielder Jack Rodwell insists his Everton side will be in the best possible shape by the time they line up against arch-rivals Liverpool.

Marcel Gecov has described English football as 'addictive' and hopes to experience more of it by establishing himself in the Fulham line-up.

Liverpool coach Kenny Dalglish says striker Luis Suarez has already established himself as a player the team can rely on to win them games.

Manchester City
Roberto Mancini says Mario Balotelli has all the attributes to become one of the world's top strikers - if he can just keep his mind focused.

Manchester United
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has blamed television schedules for creating 'ridiculous situations' for teams playing in Europe.

Newcastle United
Coach Alan Pardew has warned his Newcastle players it is no time to pat themselves on the back after making an unbeaten start to the season.

Norwich City
Steve Morison scored his first Premier League goal as Norwich City registered their first home victory following the match against Sunderland.

Queens Park Rangers
Shaun Wright-Phillips is loving life at QPR and hopes he impressed England head coach Fabio Capello with his performance against Aston Villa.

Stoke City
Stoke striker Peter Crouch, who has been with seven other clubs says he has been amazed by the squad's work ethic since joining from Tottenham.

Steve Morison scored his first Premier League goal to condemned Sunderland to their first away defeat following the match against Norwich City.

Swansea City
Mark Gower insists Fernando Torres deserved his red card after the Swansea midfielder expressed relief that he did not suffer a serious injury.

Tottenham talisman Gareth Bale insists he has no problem being kicked by Premier League defenders - as long as referees keep sending them off.

West Brom
Fiorentina chairman Mario Cognigni has vented his frustration at missing out on a number of targets, including Youssouf Mulumbu of West Brom.

Wigan Athletic
It was reported that free agent El-Hadji Diouf has opened talks with Wigan and Doncaster, with the Rovers the favourites to land his services.

Roger Johnson was disappointed the referee allowed Liverpool's opener to stand against Wolves after insisting he was fouled in the build-up.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Good news for Athletic Bilbao as Ander Herrera is already back on the pitch after a surgery, although he is still out for another six weeks.

Atletico Madrid
Sticking to his rotation policy, Atletico Madrid manager Gregorio Manzano has already fielded 21 out of his 24-player squad in this season.

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has claimed Real Madrid play in a completely different way from his team as they put individuals before the group.

Mauricio Pochettino said Espanyol have paid dearly for their mistakes against Levante, but stressed that they have a young defensive line-up.

Diego Gimenez scored his first La Liga goal of the season as Getafe registered their first home win following the match against Real Betis.

Granada coach Fabri Gonzalez was pleased to draw with Osasuna but was unhappy with the referee, who he claimed did not give his side anything.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio is delighted to be 3rd in the La Liga table, but has ruled out their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini said he is not happy with a point against Zaragoza, after claiming that his side completely dominated the game.

Osasuna striker Ibrahima Balde has accused referees of already taking away four points from his side because of their status as a small club.

Racing Santander
Bad news for Racing Santander coach Hector Cuper as striker Lautaro Costa is set to be sidelined for up to three months with ligament injury.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo are back in training without Raul Bravo as the defender is sidelined for three weeks after sustaining groin injury against Real Madrid.

Real Betis
Diego Gimenez scored his first La Liga goal of the season to condemned Real Betis to their first away defeat following the match at Getafe.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid defender Pepe believes his side are the best equipped to beat Barcelona this season and the Supercopa clash has proven his claim.

Real Mallorca
Bad news for Mallorca coach Michael Laudrup as Pablo Caceres is sidelined for up to 10 weeks after sustaining a muscle injury against Sociedad.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier has labelled their defeat to Mallorca as 'cruel' after his side were three times denied by goal post.

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre were pleased to draw with Malaga, claiming that when it is impossible to win a game, then they must not lose.

Sevilla midfielder Diego Perotti believes his squad would have lost their match against Valencia, had they played the game at the Mestalla.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon coach Manolo Preciado believes his side took the right approach against Racing, but it was not good enough to gain a victory.

Arsenal last week have reportedly met with Dani Parejo's representatives and would be willing to pay EUR8 million for his transfer in January.

Bad news for Villarreal manager Juan Carlos Garrido as forward Marco Ruben has been ruled out for three weeks after sustaining a broken toe.

Serie A

AC Milan
Good news for Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Daniele Bonera and Luca Antonini are fit to face Viktoria Plzen.

AS Roma
AS Roma coach Luis Enrique is hoping to recover goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and midfielder Erik Lamela for their match against Atalanta.

Atalanta head coach Stefano Colantuono has underlined that just because they respect Roma, it does not mean that his team cannot beat them.

Bad news for Bologna coach Pierpaolo Bisoli as goalkeeper Jean Francois Gillet is sidelined for a month after he was injured against Inter.

Cagliari midfielder Daniele Conti has revealed that he also snubbed a summer move to Fiorentina and Palermo because he is happy at the club.

Catania coach Vincenzo Montella was pleased to have gained something against Juventus but admitted his regret at not having conjured up a win.

Cesena president Igor Campedelli is hoping that referees are not out to get his side, but recurring mistakes is starting to raise questions.

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino admits they are no longer a surprise team in Serie A, but he is happy to continue with their progression.

Fiorentina president Mario Cognigni revealed that the club tried to get Witsel, Mulumbu, Arouca and most importantly Palombo in the summer.

Genoa boss Alberto Malesani has doubt over the availability of striker Andrea Caracciolo, who was taken off early in the match against Chievo.

Inter Milan
Inter are worried that Wesley Sneijder may face a lengthy spell on the sidelines because his injury seems more serious than first expected.

Catania general manager Pietro Lo Monaco believes Juventus are too dependent on Andrea Pirlo and feels the other players struggle without him.

Lazio coach Edy Reja remains confident in his team's ability to challenge at the top end of Serie A despite a difficult start to the season.

Lecce striker Cristian Pasquato has admited that his side often made life very difficult for themselves by conceding a goal early in the game.

Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi admitted that he is not yet 100 percent fit, but is determined to give it his best when they face Villarreal.

Novara coach Attilio Tesser admits his side are struggling to start a match quickly and underlines that they have too many rookies in midfield.

Palermo sports director Sean Sogliano admits his team need to improve on their stamina but is pleased to see their summer signings doing well.

Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi admitted that his side returned home demoralised after refereeing decisions cost them points against Roma.

Siena sports director Giorgio Perinetti is proud of the fact that they won with a big margin against Lecce after fielding 10 Italian players.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin was pleased to draw with Cagliari and believes his players may be feeling the weight of their tight schedule.