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Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is worried about the quality of the San Siro playing surface ahead of their Champions League clash against AC Milan.

Aston Villa
Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar is content to be Aston Villa's Mr Versatility if it keeps him in head coach Alex McLeish's starting line-up.

Blackburn midfielder Jason Lowe is optimistic about his side's Premier League survival chances after their win over fellow strugglers QPR.

Young midfielder Josh Vela has set his sights on breaking into Bolton's first-team after signing a three-and-a-half-year contract extension.

Pinto da Costa believes Andre Villas-Boas' success at Chelsea is being sabotaged by Jose Mourinho's continued contact with his former players.

Everton have signed free agent midfielder Francisco Santos Da Silva Junior on a 4-and-a-half year contract, subject to international clearance.

Fulham's Pavel Pogrebnyak has played down fears over a foot injury he suffered against Stoke and is confident he will be back to fitness soon.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is confident the Reds can win the FA Cup, the Carling Cup and a ticket to the Champions League this season.

Manchester City
It was reported that Cagliari have set their sights on Manchester City's young winger Vladimir Weiss, who is currently on-loan at Espanyol.

Manchester United
Manchester Utd and City are both thought to be keen on Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia, who has been impressive since his move from Real Madrid.

Newcastle United
Newcastle striker Demba Ba is confident his side are still on track for a top-four finish in the Premier League and a Champions League place.

Norwich City
Paul Lambert has revealed that he is prioritising Norwich's Premier League clash with Manchester Utd, ahead of their FA Cup clash this weekend.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers striker DJ Campbell announced that he is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after tearing a hamstring in training.

Stoke City
Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan is happy with the underdogs tag and believes the Potters can cause an upset when they take on Valencia.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has again praised James McClean as the winger is reportedly set to triple his salary with a new contract.

Swansea City
Swansea midfielder Scott Sinclair believes there is no reason to panic after a rare home defeat by Norwich and all they can do is move forward.

Belgium and Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has admitted he could join Tottenham Hotspur this summer - but insists a deal has not been done yet.

West Brom
West Brom defender Jonas Olsson is hoping Peter Odemwingie's hat-trick against Wolves will kick the Nigerian striker's season into top gear.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi is set to line-up against the Latics as he is likely to play for his national side Oman in a friendly this week.

Alan Curbishley, Steve Bruce and Neil Warnock are all believed to be on the short-list for the vacant head coach position at Wolverhampton.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Iker Muniain has acknowledged that Bilbao must go for the win against Lokomotiv Moscow as it may not be good enough just to score at Luzhniki.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has reminded his team that it is essential for them to score in the first leg clash against Lazio in Rome.


It was reported that Cagliari have set their sights on Manchester City's young winger Vladimir Weiss, who is currently on-loan at Espanyol.

Getafe defender Albert Lopo has told his team not to blame the referee for the defeat to Rayo because they did not play well in the that game.

Granada are in 11th place in the Fairplay chart with 71 penalty points after accumulating 63 yellow cards and 4 red cards so far this season.

Levante defender Gustavo Cabral has claimed his side have been robbed over the weekend, after accusing the referee of favouring Real Madrid.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini's Malaga are preparing for their friendly match against Spartak Moscow, who are currently on their tour of Spain.

Raul Garcia believes Osasuna showed their most complete game of the season against Barcelona in a match that was more important than it seemed.

Racing Santander
Marcos Gullon is happy with his debut for Racing and expects his team to continue their good form with a positive result against Real Madrid.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo midfielder Michu has denied allegations that he intentionally get himself booked in order to make sure he is available versus Real Madrid.

Real Betis
It was reported that Betis have made an offer to extend the contract of midfielder Iriney Santos Da Silva for another two or three seasons.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid are unwilling to hand over the Santiago Bernabeu, for the Copa del Rey final because it will be contested by Barcelona and Bilbao.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca are in 18th place in the Fairplay chart with 83 penalty points after accumulating 73 yellow cards and 5 red cards so far this season.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad manager Philippe Montanier has stressed that their win over Sevilla does not change their primary goal of reaching 45 points.

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza player Pablo Barrera has been called up by Mexico for the Colombia clash, while Ivan Obradovic will play for Serbia against Cyprus.

Sevilla coach Michel believes it was a balanced match against Real Sociedad until the goal scored by Carlos Vela changed the flow of the game.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon have presented their new coach Javier Clemente, who declared he is not here to play nice but to get them back to winning ways.

Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita admits he did not know that he was going to play against Sporting or if he will be picked to take on Stoke.

Borja Valero has said that Villarreal gained motivation from talks suggesting that his team do not have the character to battle for survival.

Serie A

I didn't realised that I've reached my 1000th post. Will I be around for another 1000?

AC Milan
Milan boss Max Allegri is very optimistic of progressing in the Champions League and expects Ibrahimovic to make an impact against Arsenal.

AS Roma
Director Franco Baldini has asked the fans for forgiveness after Roma loss to Siena, admitting the team failed to play their usual standard.

Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono is not worried about German Denis' current form, stating that is normal for a player to suffer a little dip.

It was reported that Bologna may have to battle Cagliari for the signature of Manchester City's young winger Vladimir Weiss in the summer.

It was reported that Cagliari have set their sights on Manchester City's young winger Vladimir Weiss, who is currently on-loan at Espanyol.

Catania's leading goal scorer Francesco Lodi says he is happy at the club and is prepared to spend the rest of his career at the Massimino.

It was reported that Parma have joined Genoa in the race to secure the the signature of Cesena defender Steve von Bergen for the next season.

Chievo coach Domenico Di Carlo has congratulate Napoli for the win, but stresses the goals scored were the result of his players' mistakes.

Fiorentina admit they will consider selling Stevan Jovetic for an obscene price and confirm that Riccardo Montolivo will leave in the summer.

Genoa coach Pasquale Marino will have to face Atalanta without Kakha Kaladze and Giandomenico Mesto, who have been handed a one-match bans.

Inter Milan
Massimo Moratti admits Inter Milan have made mistakes in the past but insists that it was impossible for them to keep hold of Eto'o and Motta.

Coach Antonio Conte has demanded victory when Juventus face Parma, and has confirmed that Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal are in the squad.

Lazio midfielder Hernanes believes his team can have a shot at the Scudetto if they can maintain their current form until the end of the term.

Lecce are at the bottom of the Fairplay chart with 70 penalty points after accumulating 62 yellow cards and 4 red cards so far this season.

Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik was very happy about their first league victory in a month and believes it was a good performance collectively.

Novara's victory over Inter came at a price as Michale Morganella, Filippo Porcari and Ivan Radovanovic are suspended for their next match.

Josip Ilicic's agent says the Palermo man is disappointed with his current form and insists he is not paying any attention to market rumours.

Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi has invited Alessandro Del Piero to continue his career at the Tardini once he leaves Juventus this summer.

Siena President Massimo Mezzaroma is convinced Mattia Destro will be a future star, but hopes he will be left in peace to mature at the club.

Midfielder Almen Abdi admits Udinese will feel the absence of Antonio Di Natale and Mauricio Isla as both are important players for the team.