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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Kyle Bartley insists no decision has been made over his future at Rangers, despite reports suggesting he will return to Arsenal this week.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa midfielder Chris Herd has returned to action with the reserve squad after two-and-a-half months out with ankle ligament damage.

Blackburn defender Adam Henley says he is determined to help his side beat the drop, starting by completing a Manchester double this weekend.

Arsenal starlet Ryo Miyaichi, who is on-loan at Bolton, admits he has already learned from the likes of Robin van Persie and Thierry Henry.


Defender David Weir is back at Everton as part of the club's coaching team and will also be making sporadic appearances for their reserve side.

Midfielder Dickson Etuhu has hailed Fulham boss Martin Jol's impact on their playing style and backed him to take the club to the next level.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish believes a place at Wembley in the Carling Cup final is just reward for treating the competition with respect.

Manchester City
Porto coach Vitor Pereira has claimed Manchester City's complaint about alleged racial abuse of their players is based on a misunderstanding.

Manchester United
It was reported that Manchester United are willing to splash the cash in their bid to land Udinese's Chilean star Mauricio Isla in the summer.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United midfielder Davide Santon has revealed that Roma were interested in his services before he joined the Magpies in the summer.

Norwich City
Defender Russell Martin believes Norwich City are looking good for the run-in as the number of players on the injury table continues to drop.

Queens Park Rangers
Shaun Derry says QPR are determined to make amend for their humiliating defeat earlier in the season when they face Fulham again on Saturday.

Stoke City coach Tony Pulis
Good news for Stoke City coach Tony Pulis as Rory Delap has won his appeal against the red card he received in their FA Cup win over Crawley.

Titus Bramble will be absent from the Sunderland side for at least another three weeks as he continues to nurse Achilles and calf problems.

Swansea City
Swansea City new signing Rory Donnelly has revealed talking with Scott Sinclair helped persuade him to move to the Liberty Stadium last month.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is confident he will be fit for this weekend's north London derby against his former club Arsenal.

West Brom
West Brom defender Craig Dawson has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract, with boss Roy Hodgson saying that he has a very bright future.

Wigan Athletic
Defender Antolin Alcaraz is hoping he can get some momentum going in the final part of the season after a stop-start second year with Wigan.

Terry Connor is demanding a positive response from the Wolves players as they attempt to pick up the pieces after Mick McCarthy's sacking.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Bilbao striker Oscar de Marcos said his team will use the possibility of playing Man Utd in the next round as motivation to beat Lokomotiv.

Atletico Madrid
Bad news for Atletico de Madrid as playmaker Diego will spend the next four weeks on the sidelines due to a muscle tear in his right thigh.

Javi Garcia's agent has denied holding any conversations with Man Utd about a potential summer transfer to Old Trafford, despite media reports.

Espanyol midfielder Joan Verdu believes his team are not nervous about being in European place and they will fight until the end to be there.

Getafe midfielder Juan Rodriguez said it would not be a problem for him to play in central defence as he has played in that position before.

Defender Diego Mainz has acknowledge that Osasuna are a better team, but it will not stop Granada from targeting three points this weekend.

Levante's Sergio Ballesteros insists the disciplinary action taken against Botelho by the club may serve to make his team even more united.

Malaga midfielder Joaquin Sanchez insists his team are under no pressure when playing way from home and their only problem is failure to score.

Osasuna defender Alvaro Cejudo believes his team can turn around their situations by picking up some points in their next four to five games.

Racing Santander
Racind defender Domingos Cisma is still angry about his red card and accused the referee of being reluctant to take action against Real Madrid.

Rayo Vallecano
Defender Raul Bravo knows that Rayo need to be at their best and Real Madrid having a bad day, if his side are to get anything from the match.

Real Betis
Real Betis manager Pepe Mel was delighted with the performance of his solitary winter signing Paulao, who has given his team what it needed.

Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 4th Champions League goal as Real Madrid drew against CSKA Moscow in their first leg clash at Luzhniki Stadium.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca striker Victor Casadesus has attributed his goal streak to coach Joaquin Caparros' trust and the regular game he has been playing.

Real Sociedad
Midfielder Asier Illarramendi is sad and angry about his red card as he believes Sociedad could have gained a point if it was 11 versus 11.

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza coach Manolo Jimenez has acknowledged that they are in a difficult situation, but urged his team to stand up and show profesionalism.

Sevilla defender Federico Fazio said it was a big relief to beat Osasuna over the weekend as it put an end to their eight-game winless streak.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting boss Javier Clemente admitted that there are many aspects that need to be improved, but he will not talk about his team's weaknesses.

Valencia midfielder Ever Banega is set to be on the sidelines for the next 6 months after undergoing surgery on his fractured tibia and fibula.

Villarreal midfielder Marcos Senna has urged his team to quickly forget about their heavy defeat to Real Mallorca and win their next game.

Serie A

AC Milan
It was claimed that Riccardo Montolivo of Fiorentina has finalised negotiations with Milan on a 4-year contract worth EUR2.5 million-a-season.

AS Roma
Newcastle United midfielder Davide Santon has revealed that Roma were interested in his services before he joined the Magpies in the summer.

Atalanta midfielder Luca Cigarini admits it will not be an easy match against Roma, but his team are determined to take points from the game.


Cagliari goalkeeper Michael Agazzi is dreaming of Europa League actions next season, but warned his team to focus only on the next fixture.

Catania coach Vincenzo Montella believes that a victory over Siena on Wednesday is vital for his club's season objective of beating the drop.

Cesena have wasted little time in appointing Mario Beretta as their third coach of the season, after parting company with Daniele Arrigoni.

Chievo director Giovanni Sartori insists he is not after Chelsea hitman Didier Drogba and confirmed he tried to bring in Caracciolo in January.


Genoa president Enrico Preziosi is reportedly considering Devis Mangia as a candidate to replace Pasquale Marino at the end of the season.

Inter Milan
Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder has revealed that he turned down an offer to join Luciano Spalletti at Zenit St Petersburg last week.

Fabio Quagliarella declared he is ready as Juventus coach Antonio Conte is set to offer him a rare starting spot in the match against Milan.

Stefano Mauri is delighted to be back in action and has assured Palermo fans that his team will quickly bounce back from their Palermo defeat.

Coach Serse Cosmi believes Lecce's victory over Siena last weekend could be decisive in the club’s attempts to avoid relegation this season.


Novara midfielder Simone Pesce has appologised for his red card against Atalanta and declared his team still believe in avoiding relegation.

Paris Saint-Germain's Salvatore Sirigu claimed he was prepared to play one more season with Palermo but the club pushed him towards the exit.

Fabio Borini's agent declared that the striker, who is co-owned by Parma, wants to remain at Roma, where he has manager to win over the fans.

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino still regretting their defeat to Lecce and has warned his team that they cannot make mistakes against Catania.

It was reported that Manchester United are willing to splash the cash in their bid to land Udinese's Chilean star Mauricio Isla in the summer.