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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta admits his side need to duplicate their home form when visiting opponents if they are to climb up the table.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish insists he does not want to rush James Collins back from groin injury for the weekend's clash with West Brom.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean has reiterated his belief that Junior Hoilett will pen a new deal, despite attracting interest from bigger clubs.

Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal is set to resist a move to Bolton and sign a new contract that will keep at the Parkhead club untuk June 2015.

Daniel Sturridge is paying little attention to rumours suggesting he is to replace Wayne Rooney at Euro 2012, but admits he is keen to go.

It was reported that Everton have re-signed James McFadden until the end of the season, three years after he left the club to join Birmingham.

It was reported that Fulham are ready to make a GBP500,000 bid for young Oldham Athletic defender David Mellor in the January transfer window.

Liverpool keeper Jose Reina believes the club's recent recruitment drive has helped close the gap further to the Premier League's top teams.

Manchester City
Man City boss Roberto Mancini wants to build a long career at the Etihad Stadium, but has yet to discuss a contract extension with the club.

Manchester United
Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Patrice Evra wants to pursue his allegation of racism against Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Newcastle United
Striker Shola Ameobi has expressed his belief that Newcastle Utd can compete with anybody in the Premier League especially at St James' Park.

Norwich City
Anthony Pilkington has warned his Norwich team-mates to not get carried away and to remember they are in the toughest league in the world.

Queens Park Rangers
Joey Barton claims there would have been 'public executions' had England's footballers behaved like their rugby counterparts at the World Cup.

Stoke City
Tony Pulis hopes the team spirit that exists within the Stoke camp will help the club to handle a gruelling schedule in three competitions.

Michael Turner has admitted Sunderland need to cut out their alarming knack of conceding early goals if they are to start picking up points.

Swansea City
Experienced Swansea midfielder Mark Gower insists he is a better player now than when he last featured in the Premier League for Tottenham.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe hopes he is the man to replace Wayne Rooney at Euro 2012 and believes he is in the best shape of his career.

West Brom
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie admits the events of the last few weeks have taught him how to handle criticism and a dip in confidence.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan have allowed promising striker Callum McManaman to join Blackpool on loan until January and opened new contract talks with Victor Moses.

Nenad Milijas has appologised following Wolves' defeat at West Brom but is adamant the club have plenty of time to turn their season around.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid winger Jose Antonio Reyes insists that he is happy at the club and resigned to manager Gregorio Manzano's rotation policy.

Barcelona defender Andreu Fontas has signed a new contract that will keep him at Camp Nou until 2015, with a buy-out clause of EUR70 million.

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino was pleased with their deserved win at Rayo Vallecano as it is a very difficult field for visiting teams.

Getafe midfielder Mehdi Lacen is pleased with his situation at the club and said Luis Garcia is a coach who likes to push players in training.

Keeper Roberto Fernandez was pleased to keep a clean sheet against Atletico and declared that it was the Granada they wanted everybody to see.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez admitted he did not expect to beat Malaga with such a big scoreline as their opponents have great players.

Malaga are closely monitoring Barcelona youngsters Martin Montoya and Marc Bartra with a view to take both for free at the end of the season.


Racing Santander
Racing Santander coach Hector Cuper is still looking for his ideal midfield combination as he has already used 11 players for the 4 positions.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval has no complaints about the defeat to Espanyol because they cannot win a match without a shot a goal.

Real Betis
Bad news for Real Betis coach Pepe Mel as Alvaro Vadillo is out for two months after scans revealed he has sustained a partial ligament tear.

Real Madrid
Jose Mourinho insisted Inter director Marco Branca will not be moving to Real Madrid, as the Spanish giants are happy with what they have.

Real Mallorca
Israeli striker Tomer Hemed is convinced he can be the 'Fernando Llorente of Real Mallorca' after scoring his third goal in five appearences.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad boss Philippe Montanier is disappointed to lose three straight games but knows it is part of the hardship that they must endure.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre insisted they can be happy with the 9 points collected so far, given the rough start they had last season.

Sevilla coach Marcelino Garcia Toral was happy with the win over Sporting, but warned his side they still need improve their level of play.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon coach Manolo Preciado was disappointed to lose to Sevilla but declared that it was their best performance so far this season.

Valencia defender Adil Rami believes if his side play like they did versus Barcelona or Chelsea, then they can beat Leverkusen or anyone else.

Villarreal midfielder Borja Valero plays down what others are saying about his team because they will continue to believe only in themselves.

Serie A

AC Milan
Vice-president Adriano Galliani is tired of the criticism being aimed at AC Milan, especially since they have won 28 trophies in 25 years.

AS Roma
AS Roma sports director Walter Sabatini said the Rome derby was a very valuable lesson, as it is easier to understand errors after a defeat.

Thomas Manfredini has urged Atalanta to get themselves out of their current situation, but insisted that his side remain united and compact.

Striker Robert Acquafresca is convinced that Bologna deserved a better position in the league and the win over Novara was an important step.

Cagliari keeper Michael Agazzi was satisfied to draw against Siena as the point gained moved his side up to third place in the Serie A table.

Catania president Antonio Pulvirenti said his team must try to win their next game away to Fiorentina and is happy with Lodi's contributions.

Cesena defender Luca Ceccarelli is convinced that his side will survive this season and they need are time and patience plus a little luck.

Chievo keeper Stefano Sorrentino was impressed by Juventus following the goalless draw, as the Bianconeri are not dependent on individuals.

Fiorentina sports chief Pantaleo Corvino has turned his attention to renewing the contract of keeper Artur Boruc, who is wanted by West Brom.

Genoa coach Alberto Malesani is demanding a great result for their next match against Juventus, following the disappointing draw with Lecce.

Inter Milan
Jose Mourinho insisted Inter director Marco Branca will not be moving to Real Madrid, as the Spanish giants are happy with what they have.

Fabio Qualiarella's agent has ruled out a January move for the Juventus striker, who will prove his worth once he is given the chance to play.

Lazio and German international striker Miroslav Klose has admitted that he plans to retire from the beautiful game after the 2014 World Cup.

Lecce coach Eusebio Di Francesco has regained new confidence following the draw with Genoa and was happy with the response showed by his side.

Manager Walter Mazzarri admits Napoli will have to be perfect in order to get a result in the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

Novara manager Attilio Tesser will have to do without the services of goalkeeper Samir Ujkani for at least two months due to facial injury.

Palermo sports chief Sean Sogliano is hoping Josip Ilicic will start to perform soon but does not think that he is having tactical problems.

Parma boss Franco Colomba believes a move to a bigger club would benefit Sebastian Giovinco, as he would be less of a focus by rival players.

Summer signing Gaetano D'Agostino has questioned his lack of playing time at Siena and wants the manager to be honest about his situation.

Udinese have made it clear that the Serie A side will not sell Milan and Inter target keeper Samir Handanovic in the January transfer window.