Friday, May 4, 2012
Arsenal Robin van Persie is looking forward to playing alongside Lukas Podolski and feels he possesses the right attitude to be a success at Arsenal. Aston Villa Eric Lichaj believes he has the attributes to control the threat of Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon, when Aston Villa face Spurs this weekend. Blackburn Coach Steve Kean has dismissed reports that he was confronted by an angry fan who had broken into Blackburn's training ground as laughable. Bolton Bolton coach Owen Coyle has told his players they need to show character and bravery in their final two games, if they are to avoid the drop. Chelsea Petr Cech believes Chelsea's chances of finishing fourth are probably over after they lost to Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Everton It was reported that Everton are considering a move for Norwich City defender Zak Whitbread, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Fulham Pavel Pogrebnyak has sought to end any uncertainty about his long-term future by confirming his intention to agree a new contract at Fulham. Liverpool It was claimed that Olympique Lyonnais defender Dejan Lovren has been made a target for Liverpool, following his strong showing this season. Manchester City Juventus have told the agent of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, that the club are not interested in signing the Italy international. Manchester United Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits it will be 'impossible' to catch Manchester City if they win convincingly at Newcastle United. Newcastle United Jonas Gutierrez hailed Newcastle Utd's win at Chelsea and believes the club are still in a good position to qualify for the Champions League. Norwich City It was reported that Wigan, Sunderland and Everton are keen on Norwich defender Zak Whitbread, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Queens Park Rangers QPR boss Mark Hughes wants his players to keep their composure in the final two games, but insists their poor disciplinary record is undeserved. Stoke City Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has insisted he would like Jermaine Pennant to stay at the Britannia Stadium for the remainder of his contract. Sunderland It was reported that Sunderland are considering a move for Norwich City defender Zak Whitbread, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Swansea City Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Brendan Rodgers for sticking to his principles and believes he should be considered for manager of the year award. Tottenham Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has hailed Harry Redknapp as a special manager and hopes he remains at Tottenham as long as possible. West Brom Chris Brunt hopes West Brom can finish the season strongly and get in the top 10 before coach Roy Hodgson leaves to concentrate on England. Wigan Athletic It was reported that Wigan are considering a move for Norwich City defender Zak Whitbread, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Wolverhampton Steven Mouyokolo has returned to Wolves from his loan spell at Sochaux and could yet have a future at Molineux, according to boss Terry Connor.