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Monday, October 10, 2011


Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina claims that his club blocked him from making a possible GBP20 million move to Arsenal in the summer of 2010.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa are locked in a battle with West Brom to sign Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick, following his impressive start to the new season.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean and his players have been told that their results must improve after a meeting with club owners Venky's in India.

Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp has not ruled out making another attempt to bring Bolton defender Gary Cahill to White Hart Lane in January.

Chelsea are leading Manchester City and Arsenal the race to sign Real Madrid's teenage striker Jose Angel Pozo, in a deal worth GBP500,000.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has urged teenage midfielder Ross Barkley to sign a new contract and continue his development at Goodison Park.

Fulham have confirmed the club are staying at Craven Cottage and have revealed plans that would see the ground's capacity increase to 30,000.

Sporting CP have made it clear that Ricky Van Wolfswinkel will not leave the club in January, after Liverpool were linked to the Dutch star.

Manchester City
Vincent Kompany believes the emergence of Manchester City to challenge the established order can only be good for the English Premier League.

Manchester United
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has blocked Stuart Pearce's plans to recall striker Danny Welbeck to the England Under-21 scene.

Newcastle United
Good news for Newcastle United coach Alan Pardew as striker Shola Ameobi is fit again and should be available for the match against Tottenham.

Norwich City
Hugh Jackman has revealed that he turned down an approach to invest in Norwich City 12 months ago, as the club is only minor part of his life.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR midfielder Joey Barton has insisted Arsenal attempted to sign him in the summer, after his claims dismissed by chairman Peter Hill-Wood.

Stoke City
Young Stoke midfielder Diego Arismendi believes he is finally ready to make an impact in English football two years after joining the club.

Sunderland coach Steve Bruce is set to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season - and could be replaced by Martin O'Neill.

Swansea City
Gary Speed says Joe Allen's assured performance in Wales' win over Switzerland has shown that the Swansea star belongs at international level.

Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp has not ruled out making another attempt to bring Bolton defender Gary Cahill to White Hart Lane in January.

West Brom
West Brom are locked in a battle with Aston Villa to sign Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick, following his impressive start to the new season.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan are confident about their team after fielding Al Habsi, Watson, Di Santo, Caldwell, Figueroa and Moses in all seven matches this season.

Wolverhampton midfielder David Edwards admits he considered a career away from football amid his injury nightmare over the last six months.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
It was reported that Athletic Bilbao are very close to extending the contract of midfielder Ander Iturraspe and young striker Ibai Gomez Perez.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico midfielder Mario Suarez believes his side are on the right track, but admits it could have been better if they had beaten Sevilla.

Barcelona have not given up on the pursuit of Thiago Silva will reportedly make an effort to sign the AC Milan defender in the summer market.

Espanyol midfielder Romaric claimed that he did not hesitate to accept a loan deal at the club and insisted that he wants to extend his stay.

Only Argentine defender Daniel Diaz and Algerian midfielder Mehdi Lacen have started in all six Primera Liga matches for Getafe this season.

Granada winger Yohan Mollo said he simply could not turn down the chance of playing in Spain and to face some of the best teams in the world.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio is aware that they must collect as much points as possible before the difficult fixtures in November and December.

Malaga striker Julio Baptista conceded that his team still need to improve on many things, but praised their defence for doing a great job.

Only Francisco Punal, Juan Francisco Martinez and Marc Bertran have started all six Primera Division matches for Osasuna in the new season.

Racing Santander
Racing Santander midfielder Gonzalo Colsa, who is banned this weekend, is the only player in the squad who has beaten Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Rayo Vallecano
Midfielder Rafa Garcia believes Rayo are proving that they can achieve permanence, after starting the campaign as the favourite to go down.

Real Betis
Juventus have reportedly been sending scouts to watch Benat Etxebarria, after the Betis midfielder impressed the Italian in the pre-season.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid consultant Ernesto Bronzetti laughs off reports that Jose Mourinho is trying to reunite with AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Real Mallorca
Only Chico, Emilio Nsue, Ivan Ramis and goalkeeper Dudu Aouate have started all six Primera Division fixtures for Real Mallorca this season.

Real Sociedad
Reports claimed that Real Sociedad midfielder Antoine Griezmann wants his transfer clause reduced to EUR15 million, but the club are furious.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza defender Maurizio Lanzaro is unhappy that he will have to wait for three weeks before returning to action due to his suspension.

Sevilla director Monchi is excited about their project this season, but insists necessary time must be given because they have a younger team.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon defender Gregory Arnolin insists he is happy in his third campaign at the club and is willing to wait for his chance to play.

Unai Emery has assured Valencia players that they all will get their chances to play and urged them to channel their energy to a common goal.

Villarreal midfielder Bruno Soriano has played 59 out of 61 matches since joining manager Juan Carlos Garrido's first team in February 2010.

Serie A

AC Milan
Barcelona have not given up on the pursuit of Thiago Silva will reportedly make an effort to sign the AC Milan defender in the summer market.

AS Roma
Roma Pablo Osvaldo has thanked Cesare Prandelli for including him into the Italy national squad will and hopes he is not a flash in the pan.

Only Andrea Consigli, German Denis, Matias Schelotto and Simone Padoin have started all five Serie A matches for Atalanta in the new season.

Bologna coach Stefano Pioli is eager to have everyone back in the squad from international duties as they need to quickly assimilate new ideas.

It was reported that AC Milan are considering a loan exchange with Cagliari involving midfielders Radja Nainggolan and Stephan El Shaarawy.

OnlyAlejandro Gomez, Giuseppe Bellusci and goalkeeper Mariano Andujar have started all five Serie A matches for Catania in the new season.

Only Ravaglia, Mutu, Candreva, Comotto, Parolo, Von Bergen and Guana have started all five Serie A fixtures for Cesena in the new campaign.

Chievo are considering an artificial pitch, but goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino does not like them and would prefer 'an ugly, but natural turf'.

It was reported Chelsea have been keeping an eye on Fiorentina midfielder Stevan Jovetic, who is also a target for Arsenal and Real Madrid.

It was reported that Lugano striker Bebeto has caught Genoa's attention after he scored twice in the friendly against Inter over the weekend.

Inter Milan
Inter look set to miss Julio Cesar for their trip to Catania after he picked up an injury in the friendly clash between Brazil and Costa Rica.

Borussia Dortmund are again being linked with a move for Juventus winger Eljero Elia and could make bid as early as the winger transfer market.

Lazio creative midfielder Stefano Mauri assures the fans he has fully recovered and can take part in the clash against bitter rivals AS Roma.

Lecce midfielder Manuel Giandonato said when he joined the club, he was aware that they could be experiencing some rough time back in Serie A.

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri believes Juventus are the favourites for the Scudetto this season, but his side are capable of winning it too.

Only Filippo Porcari, Giuseppe Gemiti, Massimo Paci and goalkeeper Samir Ujkani have started all five Serie A matches for Novara this season.

Palermo midfielder Edgar Barreto has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up against Peru and should be available for the Milan clash.

Parma Coach Franco Colomba is not concerned by the ups and downs of their results, because right now, this is what his team are capable of.

Emanuele Calaio is currently the top scorer for Siena with two goals after making six attempts on goal in five appearences so far this season.

Udinese defeated NK Varadzin 2-0 in a friendly match on Sunday after Almen Abdi and Antonio Floro Flores managed to find the back of the net.