Saturday, April 21, 2012
Arsenal Juventus are interested to take Robin van Persie away from Arsenal, and have already contacted the player's agent to discuss a potential deal. Aston Villa Head coach Alex McLeish admits he is unable to predict whether Aston Villa striker Darren Bent will be fit for England's Euro 2012 campaign. Blackburn Steve Kean insists his relegation-threatened Blackburn squad are still close-knit, despite the latest ructions which saw Gael Givet left out. Bolton Owen Coyle shrugged off Bolton's fixture backlog as just another thing that has gone against them as he sets his sights on a win over Swansea. Chelsea Roberto Di Matteo insists he has not spoken to anyone at Chelsea about becoming a full-time manager, as he focuses on their upcoming matches. Everton Everton boss David Moyes believes the trip to Man Utd is the perfect game to get over the agony of their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool. Fulham Fulham manager Martin Jol is determined to keep hold of Clint Dempsey, but admitted the club are expecting bids to come in for the American. Liverpool Hamburg technical director Frank Arnesen has expressed his admiration for Dirk Kuyt as speculation over the Liverpool star's future continues. Manchester City Roberto Mancini has voiced his frustration with the standard of refereeing in England and claimed 'the rules are not the same for everyone'. Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United are waiting on Paul Pogba to decide whether he wants to sign a new deal at Old Trafford. Newcastle United Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has insisted his future remains on Tyneside as he focuses on helping the club qualify for Europe. Norwich City Manager Paul Lambert insists Norwich must not let Blackburn's struggles to stay in the Premier League deflect their own focus at Ewood Park. Queens Park Rangers Queens Park Rangers head coach Mark Hughes is hoping to beat Tottenham at home in order to put the pressure on the teams in and around them. Stoke City Tony Pulis insists he has no regrets at having passed on a deal for Demba Ba, only to see him prove his Premier League pedigree at rival clubs. Sunderland Black Cats coach Martin O'Neill is confident he can achieve with Sunderland what he did at Aston Villa and establish them as a top-six club. Swansea City Swansea City coach Brendan Rodgers admits to have 42 points with 4 games to spare leaves them very proud, but concedes they are not safe yet. Tottenham Harry Redknapp believes Ledley King's dip in form can be attributed to the fact he has been playing with an injury for the past two months. West Brom Roy Hodgson expects a hot reception from Liverpool fans on Sunday when returning to Anfield for the first time since being sacked by the Reds. Wigan Athletic Roberto Martinez has called on Victor Moses to stay at Wigan and improve as a player, after his agent claimed the forward wants to move on. Wolverhampton Dorus De Vries is poised to make his Premier League debut against Man City and claims he is ready to ease Wolverhampton's goalkeeping concerns.