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Friday, October 14, 2011


Arsenal are set to sign Real Madrid's Jose Rodriguez, with reports suggeting he has already been to London to check on the clubs facilities.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has hinted striker Emile Heskey could be offered a new contract at Villa Park after his impressive performances.

Good news for Blackburn after it was revealed that Barcelona's option to buy-back young striker Ruben Rochina for a fixed fee has expired.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle would have no qualms about fielding Adam Bogdan in goal again this weekend and tipped him for a fantastic career.

It was reported that Chelsea are keeping a close watch on Ajax's teenage defender Nicolai Boilesen, who is also a target for Manchester Utd.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas has praised David Moyes' work at Everton, as the Toffees look for their sixth game unbeaten at Stamford Bridge.

Fulham boss Martin Jol has admitted he was taken aback by the ease of their victory over QPR and hopes it will be a catalyst for their season.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is not interested in scoring points against old foe Sir Alex Ferguson - just against his Manchester United team.

Manchester City
Sam Allardyce believes there could be an 'outside chance' that West Ham could persuade Man City striker Carlos Tevez to return to Upton Park.

Manchester United
Wayne Rooney is set to miss the group stage of Euro 2012 after the striker was handed a three-match ban for his red card against Montenegro.

Newcastle United
Newcastle Utd boss Alan Pardew is relieved after midfielder Yohan Cabaye and striker Demba Ba returned injury free from international duty.

Norwich City
Russell Martin believes Norwich deserve some reward for their defensive performances this season and hopes to shut out Swansea on Saturday.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR boss Neil Warnock is pleased Fabio Capello will soon leave the England post and believes Harry Redknapp is the ideal man to fill the void.

Stoke City
Stoke defender Danny Collins is open to extending his loan stay at Ipswich until the end of the season after enjoying life at Portman Road.

Sunderland are leading the chase for the signature of PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen, who can be bought for no less than GBP8 million.

Swansea City
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers admits his frustration at the length of time it is taking to secure international clearance for Vangelis Moras.

QPR boss Neil Warnock is pleased Fabio Capello will soon leave the England post and believes Harry Redknapp is the ideal man to fill the void.

West Brom
West Bromwich head coach Roy Hodgson has praised Simon Cox's patience and hopes his exploits on the international stage will benefit Albion.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez insists Chris Kirkland still has a major role to play, despite allowing the goalkeeper to join Doncaster on loan.

Wolverhampton captain Roger Johnson has admitted defeat to West Brom on Sunday could leave his club facing a season-long relegation battle.

La Liga

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid announced that winger Arda Turan and defender Antonio Lopez have both been ruled out of the trip to Granada due to injuries.

Jose Manuel Pinto's agent said the goalkeeper wants to stay with Barcelona, but would prefer to move to England if the club do not want him.

Espanyol director Ramon Condal wants to close the issue of new signings and insists the club should be proud of the players they already have.

Albert Lopo wants his Getafe side to learn from their mistakes against Malaga and Espanyol, and to remember that a match last for 90 minutes.

Bad news for Granada coach Fabri Gonzalez as Hassan Yebda is likely to miss the Atletico clash after sustaining muscle problem in training.

Levante striker Carlos Aranda was forced to leave training early after experiencing muscle discomfort, but is likely to play this weekend.

Malaga midfielder Eliseu has acknowledged that it is not a coincidence that Levante are joined leaders, but his side are ready to beat them.

Osasuna defender Roversio Rodrigo said his team must maintain confidence in their work and insisted that they are still on track this season.

Racing Santander
Racing midfielder Papa Kouli Diop said his team are still hoping to surprised Barcelona this weekend, even though the odds are against them.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano striker Raul Tamudo admits he still finds it strange to go up against Espanyol, even after more than a year leaving the club.

Real Betis
Coach Pepe Mel said it is his responsibility to believe Real Betis can win at Bernabeu, after he was labelled a bully for making that claim.

Real Madrid
Arsenal are set to sign Real Madrid's Jose Rodriguez, with reports suggeting he has already been to London to check on the clubs facilities.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca midfielder Joao Victor believes his team have made marked improvement under coach Capparos, who has been pushing them in training.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad midfielder Antoine Griezmann has appologised to the supporters for declaring that he is hoping to leave the club in the summer.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza striker Luis Garcia is confident they can turn La Romareda into a fort and that the fans will continue to give their support.

Bad news for Sevilla coach Marcelino Garcia Toral as Alvaro Negredo has been ruled out of their clash against Sporting with a muscle problem.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon goalkeeper Juan Pablo has admitted the absence of Alvaro Negredo for Sevilla this weekend is huge pressure off his shoulder.

Valencia midfielder Tino Costa is out of their clash against Mallorca due to a muscle problem, and is also a doubt for the Leverkusen clash.

Carlos Marchena respects Juan Carlos Garrido's decision not to play him last month as the Villarreal coach still looks for his ideal line-up.

Serie A

AC Milan
It was reported that Milan have begun initial talks with Udinese for possible transfer of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, valued at EUR17 milion.

AS Roma
Chilean midfielder David Pizarro will have to prove his fitness ahead of the Rome derby after he felt a twinge in Roma training on Thursday.

Young Atalanta striker Manolo Gabbiadini refused to speculate about his future and declared he would like to stay at the club for many years.

Fiorentina are prepared to launch another bid for Gaston Ramirez, but will depends on whether or not the left winger wants to leave Bologna.

Midfielder Radja Nainggolan reveals his dream of becoming a great player while wearing the Cagliari colours, despite being linked to Milan.

Defender Giovanni Marchese has urged Catania to play as a team in order to take advantage of the current difficulties faced by Inter Milan.

Cesena hitman Adrian Mutu admits he made a lot of mistakes in his career and would gladly help young players avoid falling into the same trap.

Chievo manager Domenico Di Carlo admits Juventus are a great team right now, but insists there will be opportunities for his side to score.

It was revealed that striker Alberto Gilardino rejected a move to Napoli over the summer after the Azzurri had agreed a deal with Fiorentina.

Midfielder Alexander Merkel said Genoa are not paying attention to what Milan are doing, and told his side that they should not fear anyone.

Inter Milan
Diego Forlan is expected to be out for about a month after the Inter striker's injury was confirmed to be more serious than first thought.

Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain will tussle for the signature of Juventus striker Amauri, who is looking to leave the Bianconeri in January.

Lazio striker Miroslav Klose has surprised his side with his quick recovery and seems very likely to be available for the clash against Roma.

Lecce striker Cristian Pasquato is not worried about the lack of goals as long as his side are able to bring home points from their matches.

It was revealed that striker Alberto Gilardino rejected a move to Napoli over the summer after the Azzurri had agreed a deal with Fiorentina.

Goalkeeper Alberto Maria Fontana and veteran defender Matteo Centurioni are the only Novara players who have yet to play so far this season.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini is confident about facing Milan and denies Javier Pastore was close to joining the Rossoneri in the past.

Parma insist that it is far too soon to make a decision on the future of Sebastian Giovinco and that negotiations will not begin before June.

Siena midfielder Simone Vergassola knows that his team will have to be wary, unpredictable and tenacious when they take on Cagliari on Sunday.

Goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has still not given up on his dream of moving to a giant of the European game, but insists he is happy at Udinese.