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Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Anzhi Makhachkala assistant caretaker coach claims Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka and Arsenal's Robin van Persie are on the Russian club's radar.

Aston Villa
New Aston Villa signings as well as current players agreeing new deals will be required to live within 30 miles of the club's training ground.

Leeds are desperate to tie their captain Jonny Howson to a new contract at the club, with Blackburn and Bolton thought to be showing interest.

Leeds are desperate to tie their captain Jonny Howson to a new contract at the club, with Bolton and Blackburn thought to be showing interest.

Chelsea are still determined to land the services of Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin and are reportedly preparing a EUR11 million bid.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has backed the Toffees to avoid a third consecutive defeat when they travel to the Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Veteran Zdenek Grygera is enjoying the start to his Fulham career but admits it has been difficult to adjust to the speed of the English game.

Liverpool leading the pack of Premiership sides tracking Celtic midfielder Ki Sung Yeung and are planning on making a move for him in January.

Manchester City
Roberto Mancini is convinced Manchester City will progress to the last 16 of the Champions League despite their stuttering start in Group A.

Manchester United
Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has signed a new four-year contract to keep him at Old Trafford until at least the summer of 2015.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United striker Leon Best has warned opposing clubs not to underestimate the Magpies following their unbeaten start to the season.

Norwich City
Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington believes former club Huddersfield Town are better equipped than ever to win promotion from League I.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers's Adel Taarabt has revealed his delight to have helped Morocco to the African Cup of Nations on his international return.

Stoke City
Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham has returned to full training after six months on the sidelines with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is hopeful he retains the support of the club's hierarchy - and is sure he can get the team on track if he does.

Swansea City
Swansea City striker Stephen Dobbie will not give up on Premier League football 'without a fight' and has distanced himself from a loan move.

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker believes Spurs team-mate Kyle Walker has all the attributes to justify his status as a star in the making.

West Brom
West Brom assistant head coach Michael Appleton wants the squad to be quick out of the blocks against Wolves at the Hawthorns this weekend.

Wigan Athletic
It was reported that Wigan Athletic will allow goalkeeper Chris Kirkland to join Doncaster Rovers on a loan deal for the rest of the season.

Veteran Wolves defender Jody Craddock is relaxed about his future and considers this season to be a 'bonus year' in his footballing career.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
After submitting a new budget of EUR61.1 million Bilbao president Josu Urrutia claimed their financial situation are better than other clubs.

Atletico Madrid
Chelsea are still determined to land the services of Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin and are reportedly preparing a EUR11 million bid.

Barcelona striker David Villa believes he has improved as a player since joining the Catalan giants, paying special tribute to Lionel Messi.

Midfielder Raul Baena admitted Espanyol have not offered to renew his contract, but insisted that he is calm and content with his situation.

Getafe are back in training as defender Jose Manuel Jimenez declared that his side deserved more points for the work they have done so far.

Granada defender Allan Nyom is concerned about their league position but warned Atletico that they will not have an easy time at Los Carmenes.

Levante defender Sergio Ballesteros, whose contract will be renewed if he played a minimum of 20 matches, is hoping to play until he is 40.

Malaga's teenage winger Isco is convinced that he will be given more chances to play for the Boquerones side as the season is still very long.

Osasuna will avoid all seven clubs involved in the European competitions in the next round of the Copa del Rey ties to be played in December.

Racing Santander
Only Tono and Alvaro have started all six La Liga games for Racing Santander as manager Hector Cuper continues to tinker with his formation.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo defender Mikel Labaka has urged his team to turn Vallecas Stadium into a fortress as it is a vital place to earn their stay in La Liga.

Real Betis
Real Betis sports director Vlada Stosic said the club are already looking for new talents but they will not bring in new players in January.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid are reportedly keeping a close watch on Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze before deciding whether to make a move for the player.

Real Mallorca
Midfielder Michael Pereira said he feels like Mallorca are back in the pre-season as coach Joaquin Caparros is making them start from scratch.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Aranburu has played down his role on the bench in the last two games and underlined that the team come first.

Real Zaragoza
Defender Javier Parades said after the draws against Villarreal and Malaga, a win over Sociedad would give Zaragoza a major confidence boost.

Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido said solution must be found concerning match schedules, as they may end up with no fans in the stadiums.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon striker Nacho Novo is in his final phase of recovery and is taking advantage of the international break to do some extra work.

Valencia striker Aritz Aduriz is not obssessed about finding the reason for his lack of play time and is only focused on giving his very best.

Villarreal defender Angel Lopez has resumed individual training after nine months on the sidelines, but he is in no hurry to return action.

Serie A

AC Milan
Defender Philippe Mexes is hoping to make his Serie A debut for Milan against Palermo at the weekend after being on the sidelines since April.

AS Roma
Bojan Krkic heaps praises on Francesco Totti, who started out at Roma before he was born, while backing Luis Enrique to succeed at Olimpico.

Atalanta winger Ezequiel Schelotto has insisted that he has the right to play for Italy should he be called up into the international set-up.

It was reported that Sevilla have joined the race for the services of Bologna left winger Gaston Ramirez, who is also a target for Liverpool.

Cagliari president Massimo Cellino has offered ticket incentives as he wants fans to fill up the stands for the important match against Siena.

Catania midfielder Alejandro Gomez is confident about his team's strength this season, and has warned Inter Milan that they are not afraid.

Cesena president Igor Campedelli declared his belief that his team are about to make a leap in quality, following a rough start to the season.

Chievo coach Domenico Di Carlo is sweating over the fitness of midfielder Luciano, who is set to undergo scans to determined his thigh injury.

It was reported that Fiorentina have turned their attention to Padova midfielder Ousmane Drame, who has made quite an impression this season.

Genoa could recall midfielder Isaac Cofie from his loan spells at Sassuolo in January to adress the possibility of losing Kucka and Constant.

Inter Milan
Coach Roberto Mancini has revealed that he asked Inter Milan to sign Napoli duo Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik during his time at San Siro.

Young midfielder Luca Marrone has revealed that Juventus coach Antonio Conte blocked his loan move to Siena during the summer transfer window.

Miroslav Klose, who is currently away on international duty, is a doubt for the Rome derby as the Lazio striker struggles with a knee problem.

Lecce midfielder Rodney Strasser is happy after making the loan switch from AC Milan because he knows he will be given more chances to play.

It was reported that Napoli are considering a move for Internazionale midfielder Sulley Muntari when the transfer window reopens in January.

It was reported that Novara are closely following the progress of Cagliari striker Andrea Cocco, who is currently out on loan at Albinoleffe.

Josip Ilicic's agent has admitted that the Palermo midfielder would be open to a move to Inter if the Giuseppe Meazza outfit made an approach.

Parma midfield star Sebastian Giovinco looks set to start alongside Antonio Cassano in Italy's Euro 2012 qualifier against Northern Ireland.

Young midfielder Luca Marrone has revealed that Juventus coach Antonio Conte blocked his loan move to Siena during the summer transfer window.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin named Juventus as Scudetto favourites as the Old Lady are back to their old selves - ruthless and aggressive.