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Saturday, October 8, 2011


It was reported that Arsenal are ready to offer EUR23 million plus Marouane Chamakh for the transfer of highly-rated FC Porto striker Hulk.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa defender James Collins has dismissed talk that he could quit Wales, insisting he is determined to fight for his place in the squad.

Blackburn enjoyed a 3-0 friendly victory over Indian outfit Pune FC on Friday after Jason Roberts and Ruben Rochina managed to find the net.

Bolton skipper Kevin Davies has backed young goalkeeper Adam Bogdan to learn quickly from his mistakes, especially against teams like Chelsea.

Chelsea are keeping close tabs on starlet Igor Lichnovsky, who is currently with Universidad de Chile but is yet to make his first-team debut.

Leon Osman is happy to take on extra responsibility in midfield now Mikel Arteta has left Everton, and insists that the club have moved on.

Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz admits he is struggling to cope with the pace of the game in the Premier League following his move from Fc Twente.

Angelo Ogbonna has admitted he is flattered by the stories linking him with a move to Liverpool but first he wants to take Torino to Serie A.

Manchester City
Corinthians are not looking to make another move for unsettled Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, according to their general manager Edu.

Manchester United
Gary Caldwell admits the shock return of Man Utd's Darren Fletcher to the Scotland squad is a massive boost to their Euro qualifying hopes.

Newcastle United
Dan Gosling's agent his dismissed rumours that the midfielder is to go out on loan and challenged him to force his way into the Newcastle side.

Norwich City
Striker Steve Morison admits he cannot wait for the Canaries next Premier League match after their encouraging efforts at Manchester United.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR midfielder Kieron Dyer has been left 'devastated' by the news that he is facing another lengthy spell out with a new long-term foot injury.

Stoke City
Stoke manager Tony Pulis believes the addition of veteran striker Peter Crouch from Tottenham will help bring out the best in Kenwyne Jones.

Winger Ahmed Elmohamady feels his game is improving in his second season in the Premier League but is confident there is still more to come.

Swansea City
Swansea City coach Brendan Rodger has revealed that he wants his team to be attractive and creative, but also with good tactical discipline.

Tottenham's Tom Huddlestone has undergone a surgical procedure to his right ankle and is expected to be out of action for the next few months.

West Brom
Goalkeeper Ben Foster has admitted West Brom need to be more ruthless up front as they seek the points he insists their performances deserve.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan's Gary Caldwell admits the shock return of Darren Fletcher to the Scotland squad is a massive boost to their Euro 2012 qualifying hopes.

Wolverhampton owner Steve Morgan has urged the Premier League to impose a salary cap in order to save clubs from serious financial trouble.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Ander Iturraspe said Athletic Bilbao are getting used to the winning feeling again and are looking forward to another derby against Osasuna.

Atletico Madrid
Good news for Atletico coach Gregorio Manzano as Joel and Koke have been able to resume training after returning from the Spanish U21 squad.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said he cannot plan ahead more than six months or a year and that he is uncomfortable with long term contract.

Espanyol midfielder Javi Marquez has underlined the importance of defeating Rayo as it will give his side the much needed confidence boost.

Getafe midfielder Pedro Leon said he is only focused on being happy and helping his current outfit, rather than thinking about Real Madrid.

Granada midfielder Moises Hurtado and goalkeeper Jose Juan has resumed training after two weeks off, and could be available to face Atletico.

Javier Barkero said he never imagined Levante would be leading La Liga and admitted there were some doubts about the team in the pre-season.

It was confirmed Julio Baptista did not suffer any serious injury against Jaen, but the Malaga striker is still a doubt for the Levante clash.

Osasuna midfielder David Timor has admitted he is very surprised not to be given more minutes after he started their first match of the season.

Racing Santander
Racing midfielder Julian Luque remembers fondly his La Liga debut at Camp Nou last season and is hoping to get another chance next weekend.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval insisted that they have done well for a new team and the fact that they have played four away games.

Real Betis
Betis have pulled out Alvaro Vadillo out of a reserve game to train with the senior squad even though Man Utd were waiting to watch him play.

Real Madrid
It was claimed that Real Madrid have agreed to pay EUR58 million for the transfer of Neymar, although they are still negotiating the payment.

Real Mallorca
Miguel Angel Nadal is no longer a technical staff of Real Mallorca as coach Joaquin Caparros has already brought with him three assistants.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad striker Diego Ifran has refused to rule out playing against Zaragoza after showing improvement despite his injury on Wednesday.

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre is satisfied with the improvement shown in the last four games, but admits they have yet to reach the ideal form.

Sevilla midfielder Tom De Mul said he will wait until December or January before deciding whether or not he still has a future at the club.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon midfielder Nacho Cases said his team have shown marked improvement in their last two games and has plenty more rooms to grow.

Valencia defender Victor Ruiz believes the club have enough players to meet all competitions and has vowed that they fight until the very end.

Gonzalo Rodriguez admits Villarreal have not made a good start to the season, but insists it is an exaggeration to think that they are bad.

Serie A

AC Milan
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliano has stressed that star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is happy and still has a desire to play football.

AS Roma
Cesare Prandelli has defended his decision to add Pablo Daniel Osvaldo to his Italy squad, claiming the AS Roma striker could be the future.

Manolo Gabbiadini's agent claimed the striker is ready to reject interest from big clubs in order to stay and mature peacefully at Atalanta.

Bologna striker Daniele Paponi has praised coach Pioli for his ability to keep the team calm and motivated after a poor start to the season.

Davide Biondini's agent has denied rumours that Genoa have recently made new contacts and underlined that the midfielder is happy at Cagliari.

Catania winger Davide Lanzafame is dreaming of a great win over Inter Milan and believes it might be the right time to score his first goal.

Cesena striker Adrian Mutu is ignoring the voices that claimed he is finished as a player, and vowed to prove it with his actions on the field.

Chievo Verona coach Domenico Di Carlo is making their final preparation for the friendly match against Slovenian side ND Gorica in Vigasio.

Italy manager Cesare Prandelli would not be able to ignore winger Alessio Cerci for much longer, says former Fiorentina ace Angelo Di Livio.

Davide Biondini's agent has denied rumours that Genoa have recently made new contacts and underlined that the midfielder is happy at Cagliari.

Inter Milan
Cristian Chivu will have to wait for at least another month before discussing a contract renewal as Inter Milan struggle in domestic league.

Good news for Juventus as it was confirmed that Emanuele Giaccherini did not suffer serious injury and will resume full training next week.

Former Catania head coach Diego Simeone admits his goal is to return to Serie A in the future and does not hide his dream of coaching Lazio.

Lecce coach Eusebio Di Francesco has identified counterpart Walter Mazzarri as the person he feared the most when his side will face Napoli.

Walter Gargano's agent said the news about the possible sale of the Napoli midfielder as pure invention, and also denied a contract extension.

Novara midfielder Marco Rigoni is wary of Bologna's threat as he believes the Rossoblu players will be eager to impress their new boss Pioli.

Goalkeeper Alexander Tzorvas has nothing but admiration for Palermo, praising his team's talent and work-rate thus far in the Serie A season.

Parma midfielder Jaime Valdes announced that he is almost back to full fitness and is looking forward to their next tough match against Napoli.

Serbian keeper Zeljko Brkic is flattered by the reported interest of Tottenham, but insisted that he is fully focused on doing well for Siena.

Udinese defender Mauricio Isla is reportedly heading to Inter as a replacement for Maicon, who is being linked with a switch to Real Madrid.