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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Arsenal have been handed a double boost with the news central defensive pair Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou have returned to training.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is confident defender Alan Hutton can recover the form that he showed while he was a youngster at Rangers.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean feels the owners' plans to develop football in India is the beginning of a project which has massive potential.

Ricardo Gardner insists his injury worries are over and he is willing to play anywhere on the pitch in order to help Bolton move up the table.

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea team-mate Daniel Sturridge is the man to fill the gap in the England team left by Wayne Rooney's suspension.

New Everton goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann claims returning veteran striker Louis Saha is one of the greatest players he has ever played with.

Fulham are lining up a cut-price deal for Ajax outcast Mounir El Hamdaoui - but will face stiff competition from Espanyol for his signature.

Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio admits the return to fitness of captain Steven Gerrard has given the team a boost ahead of the Man Utd clash.

Manchester City
Veteran midfielder Gareth Barry has urged Manchester City's superstars not to let their egos get in the way of the club's success this season.

Manchester United
Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has admitted the club are keeping tabs on young Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Newcastle United
Newcastle midfielder Danny Guthrie is in no rush to sign a new contract - despite the fact his current deal expires at the end of the season.

Norwich City
Former Norwich City player Darren Huckerby has revealed that he is still sore at the way the Canaries handled his exit from the club in 2008.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes has revealed that he plans to help the club make a profit by running it with a proper business sense.

Stoke City
Stoke manager Tony Pulis is enthusiastic over the prospect of Honduras midfielder Wilson Palacios returning to action once he is fully fit.

Sunderland's Simon Mignolet says he's still learning his trade as he tries to better his game and become one of the country's top goalkeepers.

Swansea City
Swansea City defender Gary Monk is confident the team can emulate their superb home form when they travel to Norwich and Wolves this month.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he wants to keep hold of Emmanuel Adebayor next season - but the Togolese striker must take a pay cut.

West Brom
Stuart Pearce hailed Craig Dawson's 'courage' after the West Brom defender defied a nasty head wound to help England to a win against Norway.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan midfielder Ben Watson has admitted it is imperative that Latics ends their losing streak against fellow strugglers Bolton this weekend.

Wolverhampton winger Michael Kightly has joined Watford on a month-long loan deal after his proposed switch to Nottingham Forest fell through.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao winger Markel Susaeta has warned his side that they have no excuses not to win against Osasuna, now that they are well rested.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao has revealed that former coach Diego Pablo Simeone has had a huge impact on his life as a footballer.

AS Roma striker Bojan Krkic has told Barcelona that he left the club due to Pep Guardiola and would not return to Camp Nou while he is Coach.

Espanyol striker Luis Garcia has urged his team not to speculate about their chances at Rayo and to make sure they bring home the 3 points.

Getafe defender Mane believes his side should have more than 4 points for the amount of effort they put into their performances this season.

Granada striker Franco Jara has urged his side to face Atletico as equal and to secure points quickly, if they are to remain in the La Liga.

Levante president Francisco Catalan believes his side will have to suffer to stay in the La Liga, despite their fantastic start to the season.

Malaga midfielder Sergio Paolo Barbosa believes their next opponent Levante fully deserve to be where they are currently in the league chart.

Osasuna striker Nino is not worried about his lack of goal or being asked to play out of position in midfield by coach Jose Luis Mendilibar.

Racing Santander
Racing coach Hector Cuper is hoping that Gonzalo Colsa will be available again in two weeks time, following a positive assesment in training.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano striker Sergio Koke is anxious to make his season debut and claimed that his team are motivated to add their first home win.

Real Betis
Real Betis defender Jose Dorado has praised midfielder Alvaro Vadillo, believing the teenager has proven that he is ready for the first XI.

Real Madrid
Inter are reportedly willing to offer Wesley Sneijder for Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, should they fail to land the service of Mario Gotze.

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca youngster Pedro Bigas is set to replace Kevin Garcia in the starting line-up as the winger is sidelined for the next 4 months.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela has rule himself out of the clash against Zaragoza because he wants to make sure that he is fully recovered.

Real Zaragoza
Good news for Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre as David Mateos has been able to train without problems and should be available this weekend.

Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo is still a doubt for the match against Sporting Gijon as he has yet to resume normal training with the squad.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon striker David Barral is confident ahead of their clash against Sevilla, as his team tend to do very well against top clubs.

Valencia star Sergio Canales says his team have benefited from the international break and promises to restart the league with fresh minds.

Mateo Musacchio admits Villarreal have yet to reach the level of last year, but believes it is only a matter of stringing a few good results.

Serie A

AC Milan
AC Milan are set to offer EUR15 million for the transfer of Udinese defender Mehdi Benatia, as the Rossoneri prepare to lose Thiago Silva.

AS Roma
AS Roma striker Bojan Krkic has told Barcelona that he left the club due to Pep Guardiola and would not return to Camp Nou while he is Coach.

Cesena are reportedly preparing an offer for Atalanta midfielder Matteo Brighi, who could leave in order to play more first team football.

Francesco Della Rocca said he jumped to the chance of joining Palermo because the Rosanero are more ambitious than his former side Bologna.

Cagliari coach Massimo Ficcadenti has fielded virtually an unchanged line-up so far, as the same 10 players have started all of their matches.

Catania defender Nicolas Spolli is confident ahead of the Inter clash and declares he would have no problem playing in a three-man defence.

Cesena director Lorenzo Minotti would not rule out a return of midfielder Luis Jimenez, but insists it is too early to talk about the market.

Chievo midfielder Perparim Hetemaj has committed 14 fouls, the highest in the squad, while Gennaro Sardo is the only player with a red card.

Fiorentina head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is hoping to have striker Alberto Gilardino back in action at some stage within the next four weeks.

Genoa defender Dario Dainelli insists 7 points from 5 games cannot be considered as a tragedy, but admits his side need to show improvements.

Inter Milan
Keeper Julio Cesar is confident that he will recover from a back problem in time for Inter Milan's game at Catania in Serie A this weekend.

Juventus are the only Italian club interested in Rhodolfo, but there is no deal already agreed with Sao Paulo over a winter market transfer.

Lazio coach Edy Reja must wait another 48 hours before he can assess the condition of Miroslav Klose for the clash against Roma this weekend.

Lecce midfielder Giullermo Giacomazzi admits it is up the experienced players to help the squad maintain calm as his side struggle in Serie A.

Defender Christian Maggio has urged Napoli to bring back young attacker Lorenzo Insigne, who is currently impressing while on loan at Pescara.

Novara coach Attilio Tesser is moderately satisfied with what they done so far, as he is convinced that they deserved another 1 or 2 points.

Francesco Della Rocca said he jumped to the chance of joining Palermo because the Rosanero are more ambitious than his former side Bologna.

Parma manager Franco Colomba is not worried about his team's dependency on Giovinco as it is only a matter of time before the others score.

Siena boss Giuseppe Sannino is convinced that there are six teams who could win the Scudetto, Roma, Lazio, Milan, Inter, Napoli and Juventus.

Udinese star Antonio Di Natale has revealed his dream of scoring 150 goals in Serie A and gave special praise to young striker Diego Fabbrini.