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Thursday, October 13, 2011


Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd are reportedly chasing after Plymouth teenager Matt Lecointe, who has been compared to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish says striker Gabriel Agbonlahor should be fit to face Manchester City after shaking off a minor back problem.

Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu deserved praised for recovering from one of the worst injury in football, according to physio Mike Rathbone.

Good news for Bolton Wanderers coach Owen Coyle as Spanish defender Marcos Alonso is hoping to resume full training before the end of October.

Chelsea Pitch Owners president John Terry has called on the fans to back any plans club owner Roman Abramovic have over the Stamford Bridge.

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is disappointed the club have not secured more clean sheets this season ahead of their trip to face Chelsea.

Eastleigh confirmed that Fulham have secured first refusal on teenage striker Sam Wilson, who recently undertook a trial with The Cottagers.

Liverpool, Man Utd and Arsenal are reportedly chasing after Plymouth teenager Matt Lecointe, who has been compared to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Manchester City
Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has claimed the club have not opened any negotiations to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

Manchester United
David Beckham would 'love' the opportunity to return to Man Utd as a sporting director Having watched Zinedine Zidane take up a similar role.

Newcastle United
Newcastle striker Demba Ba has insisted he will not be weighed down by the achievements of the Newcastle legends who have gone before him.

Norwich City
Russell Martin is enjoying life at the heart of the Canaries' defence following his recent switch from right-back over the past few games.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers coach Neil Warnock will meet with chairman Tony Fernandes on Thursday to discuss targets for the January transfer window.

Stoke City
Stoke's Matthew Etherington has taken a sugar injection in a bid to recapture his best form as he continues to struggle with back problems.

Craig Gardner is hoping to borrow from Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips as he attempts to bring goals to his game at the Stadium of Light.

Swansea City
Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers has ruled himself out of the running to become Nigel Worthington's successor as Northern Ireland manager.

Tottenham midfielder David Bentley faces up to six months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on the knee injury suffered at West Ham.

West Brom
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson could hand Billy Jones his Premier League debut if Steven Reid is ruled out of Sunday's derby against Wolves.

Wigan Athletic
Doncaster have thanked Wigan assistant coach Graeme Jones for helping the club complete the signing of Chris Kirkland on a 3-month loan deal.

Richard Stearman claims Wolves are very confident they can repeat what they did last year and pick up points from the teams from the Midlands.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao keeper Gorka Iraizoz has stressed that his team are 'very young' despite the number of players with international experience.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid winger Juanfran is not concerned about his lack of playing opportunities this season and is willing to play in any position.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said head coach Pep Guardiola works at his own pace and believes he will sign a new contract with the club.

Espanyol coach Pochettino has told the club directors that the time to talk about new signings has passed and it does not benefit the team.

Getafe defender Michelangelo Albertazzi is hoping to get his career off to a running start ahead of his possible debut against Villarreal.

Granada midfielder Hassan Yebda said it is important for his side to beat Atletico because they have only a few points despite playing well.

Levante midfielder Valmiro Lopes said his team are aware that it would be very difficult to maintain their hot streak for the entire season.

Malaga midfielder Francisco Portillo acknowledges it will not be easy game against Levante, who are currently doing very well on the pitch.

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar has urged his side to forget about the idea of winning or losing, but instead to focus on doing their best.

Racing Santander
Bad news for Racing Santander head coach Hector Cuper as Osmar is out of their clash against Barcelona after spraining his knee in training.

Rayo Vallecano
Good news for Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval as defender Alejandro Arribas has been able to resume squad training without problems.

Real Betis
Ruben Castro admits it will be difficult for Betis to try and maintain their own football when they clash against Real Madrid this weekend.

Real Madrid
Juventus are pondering a January bid for Ricardo Carvalho, with Real Madrid are reportedly keen to sell rather than lose him for free in June.

Real Mallorca
Injure victim Kevin Garcia is unsure if Real Mallorca's left wing position is cursed, but wishes his replacement Pedro Bigas all the best.

Real Sociedad
Xabi Prieto claimed his Sociedad team have forgotten their last two defeats and that they have a 'good feeling' ahead of the Zaragoza clash.

Real Zaragoza
It was reported that Porto player Miguel Lopes wants to sue Zaragoza for a breach of contract after the club were late to submit his papers.

Javi Varas was delighted to sign a new contract to keep him at Sevilla until 2015 and is not worried about his EUR20 million release clause.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon defender Alberto Botia is a doubt for Sunday's game due to viral infection, while Nacho Novo and Ricardo have resumed training.

Valencia defender Hedwiges Maduro is confident of earning a place in the Holland squad for the Euro 2012 finals despite his current injury.

Villarreal midfielder Ruben Garcia believes his side have plenty of time to overcome their current slump and that all they need is a victory.

Serie A

AC Milan
Vice-president Adriano Galliani insists all is well at AC Milan despite the recent declarations of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Antonio Cassano.

AS Roma
Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi said that it might be better for the club to let him leave and use the money to improve the squad further.

Atalanta midfielder Simone Padoin would not rule out a future move to Udinese as the Zebrette are an important outfit in Italian football.

Bologna goalkeeper Federico Agliari said his team remain optimistic as they trying to adapt to coach Pioli's ideas as quickly as possible.

Cagliari president Massimo Cellino admits they would be willing to welcome Alessandro Matri to the club if Juventus give them a nice discount.

Maxi Lopez said Catania are motivated to face a big team like Inter Milan, plus a win will put them in a comfortable position in the chart.

Cesena sports chief Lorenzo Minotti does not think defender Gianluca Comotto will be able to shake off his injury in time to face Fiorentina.

Sergio Pellissier has confirmed that he wants to end his career with current club Chievo and hopes to extend his contract for another year.

Juventus have reportedly expressed their interest in Fiorentina right back Lorenzo De Silvestri, who has lost his place to Mattia Cassani.

Slovakian midfielder Juraj Kucka is unable to confirm reports that he will be leaving Genoa for Italian giants Inter Milan after Christmas.

Inter Milan
It was reported that Inter Milan are considering a winter market bid for Porto striker Hulk, whose release clause is set at EUR100 million.

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has claimed the club have not opened any negotiations to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

President Claudio Lolito hopes Lazio will be able shrugged off media pressure and express 100 percent of their potential in the Rome derby.

Lecce defender Andrea Esposito admits he is feeling the pressure and understands that it is only normal to blame the defence when a team lose.

Striker Goran Pandev is just a week away from full recovery and the summer arrival from Inter is eager to demonstrate his value to Napoli.

Novara striker Takayuki Morimoto is hoping to score at least 10 goals this season and reveals his dream of playing in the Brazilian league.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini believes Milan duo Ibrahimovic and Cassano made their recent declaration because they want more money.

President Tommaso Ghirardi is pleased that European clubs are watching Sebastian Giovinco because it means Parma have made a good investment.

Siena winger Daniele Mannini thinks his side have been positive in their approach to the game, but admits they need to produce better results.

Gianpaolo Pozzo has underlined that Udinese will not be selling any players in January and would not be starting any talks about summer sales.