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Friday, October 21, 2011


Coach Arsene Wenger has declared Marouane Chamakh will not be leaving Arsenal in January, despite the striker's lack of match action of late.

Aston Villa
Manager Alex McLeish has warned his Aston Villa players they risk being dropped if they do not fulfil their defensive duties at set-pieces.

Blackburn fans are to stage another protest calling for boss Steve Kean to be sacked at their Premier League clash with Spurs at Ewood Park.

Boss Owen Coyle is hopeful Bolton can claim their first home win of the Premier League season in this weekend's big game against Sunderland.

Chelsea have no fears over the fitness of Petr Cech following suggestions he may not be able to continue at the highest level for much longer.

Everton's teenager Femi Orenuga is poised to join League One outfit Notts County on a month-long loan deal in order to gain more experience.

Wisla Krakow on-loan striker Dudu Biton scored the only goal of the game to condemned Fulham to their first defeat in Europa League Group K.

Liverpool coach Kenny Dalglish has issued a robust defence of Luis Suarez against allegations of racism and diving against Manchester United.

Manchester City
Manchester City first-team coach Fausto Salsano has ruled out a swap deal involving Mario Balotelli and Napoli star striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Manchester United
Dinamo Zagreb sporting director Zoran Mamic has insisted that Manchester United have not made contact with them over starlet Mateo Kovacic.

Newcastle United
Coach Alan Pardew delighted with Newcastle's performances so far this campaign and pledges to win some silverware in the next couple of years.

Norwich City
Premier League new boys Norwich City have given a trial to Dereham Town's teenage striker Nathan Howard, with a view to a permanent switch.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Shaun Derry insists his side will approach the west London derby against Chelsea just like any other match.

Stoke City
Kenwyne Jones scored his third Europa League goal as Stoke City registered their second win in Group E following the match against Maccabi.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has indicated that teenager Connor Wickham could make his first start for the club against Bolton on Saturday.

Swansea City
Defender Steven Caulker is keen to continue his loan spell at Swansea City after it was revealed his return from injury is ahead of schedule.

Roman Pavlyuchenko scored his 2nd Europa League goal as Tottenham registered their 2nd victory in Group A following the visit of Rubin Kazan.

West Brom
West Brom striker Shane Long wants to avenge one of his biggest disappointments in football when West Brom travel to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is determined to come up with a system which stops Latics from getting punished for every mistake they make.

Wolverhampton Wanderers coach Mick McCarthy insists that he has the support of his players despite their recent run of disappointing results.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Fernando Llorente scored his second Europa League goal as Bilbao registered their first draw in Group F following the match against Salzburg.

Atletico Madrid
Mehdi Benatia scored his first Europa League goal to condemned Atletico to their first defeat in Group I following the match against Udinese.

Barcelona defender Dani Alves admitted Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho sells more newspapers, but his side do their talking on the pitch.

Espanyol coach Pochettino says it is easy to pre-judge a player with a reputation like Romaric, but insists he has been examplary at the club.

Getafe midfielder Mehdi Lacen admitted that his side need to improve at the individual and group level ahead of a key week for the Azulona.

Granada defender David Cortez has urged his team to stay calm and keep working on getting the victories they need to get out of the drop zone.

Defender Victoriano Rivas believes Levante cannot afford to dream about sustaining their winning streak, as their aim is La Liga survival.

Malaga striker Santi Cazorla wants his team to use the match against Real Madrid as proof that they can stand up to bigger teams in La Liga.

Osasuna defender Sergio Fernandez has urged his team to double their effort and win the next game, in order to restore confidence at the club.

Racing Santander
Racing midfielder Gonzalo Colsa is almost recovered from his ankle surgery and could make his season debut in their match against Espanyol.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano midfielder Miguel Perez believes it will be a 'one on one' match against Real Betis, as both teams employ similar philosophy.

Real Betis
Bad news for Real Betis coach Pepe Mel after it was confirmed that Vadillo has completely torn his knee ligament and will be out for 6 months.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid sports director Zinedine Zidane has hailed Karim Benzema for his response to the increased competition for places at the Bernabeu.

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca goalkeeper Dudu Aouate believes coach Joaquin Caparros is a great signing for the club, based on his experience at Deportivo.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad captain Mikel Aranburu has played down his upcoming 400th game for the club and wants his team focus their attention on Getafe.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza defender Paulo Da Silva expects his team to reduce their mistakes and take another step forward against Osasuna this weekend.

Sevilla midfielder Jesus Navas believes his side can still aim for the win at Barcelona, despite missing several key players for the game.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon midfielder Andre Castro admitted his team need to control their nerves right from the start if they are to win this weekend.

Valencia striker Roberto Soldado admits it was a shock to lose to Leverkusen, and warns his side they cannot fail in the remaining 3 games.

Midfielder Bruno Soriano admits the defeat to Man City was hard to swallow, but believes Villarreal did well and their slump is almost over.

Serie A

AC Milan
AC Milan are prepared to up their offer for Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo to EUR5 million, as they fear competition from Arsenal.

AS Roma
Abel Hernandez's agent has admitted Roma wanted the striker in the summer market, but Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini blocked the move.

Atalanta defender Stefano Lucchini is set to make his fourth start of the season in the absense of Thomas Manfredini for the match at Parma.

Bologna goalkeeper Federico Agliardi is tipped for the bench in the match against Lazio as Jean-Francois Gillet seems fit to make his return.

Cagliari are in fifth place in the Fairplay chart with 13 penalty points after the Rossoblu were shown 13 yellow cards so far this season.

Catania director Pietro Lo Monaco believes in their strength and will be aiming to bring him points when they make the trip to Fiorentina.

Cesena coach Marco Giampaolo is tipped to field Marko Livaja, Eder and Antonio Candreva in his trident formation for the clash against Siena.

Bad news for Chievo boss Mimmo Di Carlo as Gennaro Sardo is sidelined for a month after sustaining thigh injury in the match against Juventus.

AC Milan are prepared to up their offer for Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo to EUR5 million, as they fear competition from Arsenal.

Genoa President Enrico Preziosi is confident about Grifone's future as the club have the biggest squad in Europe with 47 registered players.

Inter Milan
Internacional stopper Juan Guilherme Nunes Jesus has confirmed reports that Italian giants Inter Milan are pondering a bid for his services.

Parma director general Pietro Leonardi has categorically ruled out the possibility of handing Sebastian Giovinco back to Juventus in January.

Giuseppe Sculli scored his second Europa League goal as Lazio registered their second draw in Group D following the match against FC Zurich.

Defender Andrea Esposito is aware of the strengths of weekend opponents Milan but is keen that his Lecce teammates do more than just defend.

Morgan De Sanctis' agent believes many have underestimated the goalkeeper's value and thinks the veteran will hang up his gloves at Napoli.

Novara are in second place in the Fairplay chart with 12 penalty points after the Biancoazzurri received 12 yellow cards so far this season.

Abel Hernandez's agent has admitted Roma wanted the striker in the summer market, but Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini blocked the move.

Parma director general Pietro Leonardi has categorically ruled out the possibility of handing Sebastian Giovinco back to Juventus in January.

Siena president Massimo Mezzaroma has warned his players not to get complacent and that Cesena and Novara are their main rivals this season.

Mehdi Benatia scored his first Europa League goal as Udinese registered their second win in Group I following the visit of Atletico Madrid.