Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Arsenal Cologne have confirmed that striker Lukas Podolski will join Arsenal for the start of next season for a fee in the region of GBP10.9 million. Aston Villa Shay Given is looking for the Aston Villa squad to stick together through a tough time and ensure the club steers clear of relegation trouble. Blackburn Director Vineeth Rao insist Blackburn owners Venky's are not planning to sell the club, even if they are relegated from the Premier League. Bolton Bolton manager Owen Coyle believes the compensation demanded by Spurs for Harry Redknapp has seen the FA turn their attention to Roy Hodgson. Chelsea Petr Cech wants Roberto Di Matteo to unleash both Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba on Chelsea's opponents in their triple pursuit of glory. Everton David Moyes hopes to be able to capitalise on any fatigue Stoke may display as Everton look to end their disappointing run against the Potters. Fulham Fulham coach Billy McKinlay believes it is 'vital' that the club hang on to Clint Dempsey and agree a new contract with the USA international. Liverpool Liverpool are hoping to complete the EUR7 million signing of AZ Alkmaar's star midfielder Rasmus Elm before he heads to Euro 2012 with Sweden. Manchester City Vincent Kompany scored his 3rd Premier League goal as Manchester City registered their 17th home victory following the match against Man Utd. Manchester United Vincent Kompany scored his third Premier League goal to condemned Man Utd to their third away defeat following the match against Man City. Newcastle United Newcastle boss Alan Pardew knows their clash against Chelsea could go a long way towards deciding the fate of their Champions League hopes. Norwich City Norwich coach Paul Lambert's transfer budget is unlikely to be much bigger than last summer, as reports claimed he will be focusing on defense. Queens Park Rangers Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt admits his side have no choice but to beat Stoke this weekend, following the defeat to Chelsea. Stoke City Stoke have taken to the field 53 times this season, but Tony Pulis has urged his players to stay alert to the challenge for another 3 games. Sunderland Hitman Asamoah Gyan appears set to sever ties with Sunderland this summer, with Al Ain confident of securing his services on a permanent basis. Swansea City On-loan Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has confirmed he wants to stay in the Premier League next season rather than return to Hoffenheim. Tottenham Boss Harry Redknapp said Giovani dos Santos is almost certain to leave in the summer as Tottenham need to sell him before his contract expires. West Brom West Bromwich Albion defender Steven Reid has signed a new two-year contract which will keep him at The Hawthorns until the summer of 2014. Wigan Athletic Winger Shaun Maloney admits his Wigan side have exceeded expectations over recent weeks to give themselves a right good chance of staying up. Wolverhampton Terry Connor believes Wolves' performance against Swansea proves there is no problem with team spirit or a split camp in the dressing room.