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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Sorry for the really late post

Rennes defender Kader Mangane believes his team-mate Yann M'Vila is likely to move to Arsenal or Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa defender James Collins has withdrawn from the Wales squad ahead of Saturday's friendly tie against Norway due to a knee problem.

Steve Kean is hoping to have some of Blackburn's senior players back by the time Premier League football resumes after the international break.

Bolton striker Ivan Klasnic believes the 5-0 victory over Stoke City is the good omen the club needed to lift them from their recent troubles.

The Chelsea supporters who revolted against the club's attempts to buy the freehold of Stamford Bridge have snubbed an offer to join the board.

Everton chief executive Robert Elstone believes Jack Rodwell's England call-up reflects equally well on the player and the club's academy.

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora plans to cement a permanent place in the England side in the absence of Wayne Rooney against Spain on Saturday.

Highly-rated United States youth international midfielder Marc Pelosi will join Liverpool's academy set-up after signing a deal with the club.

Manchester City
Striker Carlos Tevez will not contest his 2-week suspension and fine imposed by Manchester City for misconduct in the defeat to Bayern Munich.

Manchester United
Keeper Tomasz Kuszczak has claimed he is treated like a 'slave' by Manchester United and reiterated his desire to leave the club in January.

Newcastle United
Patient Newcastle midfielder Danny Guthrie admits he has been forced to adapt his game to grasp his chance in Alan Pardew's high-flying team.

Norwich City
Norwich manager Paul Lambert is adamant he will not be drawn into panic buying, but already has 'one or two' players on his January wishlist.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR captain Joey Barton is not harbouring any hopes of an England comeback following his latest omission from coach Fabio Capello's line-up.

Stoke City
Stoke chairman Peter Coates insists their humiliation at Bolton is not the end of the world and expects a positive response from the Potters.

Sunderland have fined Titus Bramble for bringing the club into disrepute after he was charged with sexual assault and urinating in public.

Swansea City
Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm admits Luis Suarez is a 'world-class player' - but feels Liverpool are too reliant on the Uruguayan striker.

Tottenham left-winger Steven Pienaar admits he is depressed at not being able to play a part in Spurs' Premier League campaign this season.

West Brom
Jonas Olsson says West Brom have not performed to their potential in their last 2 matches after back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz will serve a three-game suspension after accepting an FA misconduct charge of spitting at an opponent on Sunday.

Wolves midfielder David Edwards has revealed a seven-month injury lay-off left him fearing for his career - but now feels 'fitter than ever'.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Defender Koikili Lertxundi insists he does not regret remaining with Bilbao and believes he is close to winning back his place in the squad.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid captain Antonio Lopez underwent a minor knee surgery on Tuesday and the defender is expected to back in action in 3 weeks time.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has played down Real Madrid's three-point lead, but acknowledged that the Blancos are doing better at the moment.

Espanyol defender Juan Forlin is refusing to make a drama about his sending-off by stating that referees are only human and can make mistakes.

Getafe defender Daniel Diaz has urged his team to secure two consecutive victories in order to ease their situation near the relegation zone.

Granada striker Ikechukwu Uche accepts all the insults and declares that the only thing he can do is to continue to work hard for the team.

Good news for Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez as Nabil El Zhar and Rafael Jorda have both recovered from injury and resumed squad training.

Malaga midfielder Diego Buonanotte insists he is happy at the club and vows that he will continue to fight for more first team opportunities.

Miguel Flano has refused to read too much into Osasuna's recent defeat and underlined their ability to recover from the Barcelona thrashing.

Racing Santander
Bad news for Racing Santander coach Hector Cuper after it was confirmed Jairo Samperio will be sidelined for a month due to a cracked fibula.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo midfielder Roberto Trashorras is happy with the 15 points collected after 11 games and admits it was very important to beat Sociedad.

Real Betis
Real Betis coach Pepe Mel believes they are not doing badly in the league, considering that his team are made up of 17 to 18 unknown players.

Real Madrid
Rennes defender Kader Mangane believes his team-mate Yann M'Vila is likely to move to Real Madrid or Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

Real Mallorca
Sergio Tejera said Mallorca have had a difficult start to the season because of the fixtures against Barcelona, Valencia, Atletico and Sevilla.

Real Sociedad
Striker Joseba Llorente has acknowledged that Sociedad are concerned about their current poor form, but they are not thinking about relegation.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza defender Paulo da Silva insists his team have faith in what they are doing and are working hard on correcting their mistakes.

Emiliano Armenteros admits a team like Sevilla cannot go four games without a win, but he is confident that his team can fix their problem.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon striker David Barral is happy to have scored five goals so far and believes his luck is finally changing after several seasons.

Valencia striker Aritz Aduriz insists his side's current good form means nothing unless they can maintain it until the end of the campaign.

Serie A

AC Milan
It was reported that Milan are considering a January move for Cesena striker Adrian Mutu, who is eligible to play in the Champions League.

AS Roma
AS Roma coach Luis Enrique is reportedly will try to secure an 18 month loan deal for Barcelona B defender Martin Montoya in the winter market.

Ezequiel Schelotto's agent believes the Atalanta midfielder is ready to play for a big club, but denies any contact from Roma and Inter Milan.

Jose Angel Crespo's agent does not understand why one of the best right back in Serie B last year has been used sparingly by Bologna boss.

Cagliari head coach Massimo Ficcadenti will assess the condition of Cossu and Pisano, with the hope that both will be available next weekend.

Vincenzo Montella insists Maxi Lopez is good enough to join an Italian giant - even though he is struggling to win a starting shirt at Catania.

It was reported that Milan are considering a January move for Cesena striker Adrian Mutu, who is eligible to play in the Champions League.

Chievo midfielder Luciano was delighted with their victory over Fiorentina and hopes it is just the beginning of a positive run for his side.

Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic admits he is really disappointed to be sacked from his position at Fiorentina and says he will learn from his mistakes.

It was reported that Genoa are set to make an offer worth EUR3 million for young defender Bruno Uvini, who is currently owned by San Paulo.

Inter Milan
Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o has told Inter that he has no intention of returning to the Italian giants during the winter market.

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon admits that Italy will miss Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi on and off the pitch over the next six months.

Striker Mauro Zarate has confirmed that he joined Inter in the summer because of a breakdown in his relationship with Lazio boss Edy Reja.

Lecce director general Carlo Osti insisted that manager Eusebio Di Francesco was not playing to save his job at Cesena on Sunday afternoon.

Ezequiel Lavezzi's agent has stressed that Milan and Manchester City have not made any bid to sign the Napoli striker over the last 12 months.

Novara coach Attilio Tesser expects to recover several injured players during the break and says they had expected a difficult time in Serie A.

Palermo striker Mauricio Pinilla hopes to use the international break to shake off his shoulder injury and return to action in 10 days time.

Parma coach Franco Colomba has revealed that three years ago he wanted to get Lazio striker Miroslav Klose, but was laughed at by his director.

Siena president Massimo Mezzaroma is satisfied with their current position, but he is fully aware that they are not yet safe from relegation.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin wants his side to keep their feet on the ground, suggesting their position at the top will not last forever.