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Thursday, February 23, 2012


Zenit St Petersburg are hoping to bring Andrey Arshavin back for a second spell at the club, with a loan approach having been put to Arsenal.

Aston Villa
Defender Carlos Cuellar is happy to fill in wherever Alex McLeish needs him if it means getting an extended run in the Aston Villa first team.

Blackburn fans have launched a new share investment scheme with plans to buy the club from current owners Venky's if the opportunity arises.

David Ngog insists he has no problem with playing as a lone striker under Bolton boss Owen Coyle, insisting he just wants to help the team.

Andre Villas-Boas has shrugged off speculation linking him with Inter Milan and reiterated his commitment to building a successful Chelsea.

Everton's Leighton Baines believes the Merseyside club's experience in the FA Cup will give them an extra advantage at the quarter-final stage.

Fulham new boy Jack Grimmer admits the opportunity to move to Craven Cottage during the January transfer window was too good to turn down.

Ajax have dismissed reports that they have invited Liverpool striker Luis Suarez to their Europa Cup second-leg clash with Manchester United.

Manchester City
Midfielder Yaya Toure has stressed the significance of the Europa League to Manchester City's season, following the victory over FC Porto.

Manchester United
Coach Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's Europa League match against Ajax with a throat infection.

Newcastle United
Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote gave away his African Nations Cup losers' medal because he did not want to be reminded of his heartache.

Norwich City
Former Norwich striker Dion Dublin has praised heac coach Paul Lambert for the attitude and aptitude he has shown at the Carrow Road helm.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers have confirmed promising forward Petros Skapetis has joined the club from South Melbourne after penning an 18-month deal.

Stoke City
Cameron Jerome believes with the right mindset, Stoke City are capable of getting themselves back in the Europa League tie against Valencia.

Al-Ain head coach Cosmin Olaroiu is confident striker Asamoah Gyan will make his loan deal from Sunderland into a permanent move this summer.

Swansea City
Swansea's on-loan midfielder Josh McEachran believes there is still a lot more to come from him once he is able to achieve his peak fitness.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is confident that his team can complete their first derby double over Arsenal in almost 20 years this weekend.

West Brom
Roy Hodgson will not be allowing Craig Dawson to head back out of West Brom on loan, with the youngster now an important part of his plans.

Wigan Athletic
Coach Roberto Martinez believes Franco Di Santo is the man to fire Wigan to safety, even though he has scored only 4 goals so far this season.

Reading manager Brian McDermott has denied holding managerial talks with Wolverhampton prior to signing a new three-and-a-half-year contract.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Ander Herrera believes, despite having a young squad, Athletic Bilbao have experienced enough to deal 'final' clash against Lokomotiv Moscow.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico coach Diego Simeone is still wary of Lazio as he believes the Italian side tend to show their best when faced with difficult moments.

Dani Alves is convinced that Pep Guardiola will sing a new deal with Barcelona and insists that they would be 'nothing' without their coach.

coach Mauricio Pochettino has reminded Espanyol not to get lost in the praises or think that their position in the league is already assured.

Good news for Getafe manager Luis Garcia as defender Juan Valera is back in traininig with the squad ahead of the match against Real Betis.

Bad news for Granada coach Abel Resino as keeper Roberto Fernandez is a doubt for their match against Osasuna after coming down with the flu.

Levante striker Rafa Jorda has asked the club to terminate his contract as there is no sense for him to stay where he is no longer wanted.

Malaga striker Seba Fernandez is not worried about falling to ninth place as he believes their home form will help his team qualify for Europe.

President Patxi Izco said Osasuna have requested the Navarra Government to extend their debt re-payment and denied asking for a rescue plan.

Racing Santander
Racing midfielder Jairo said he is desperate to return to action this weekend and to leave behind the injury that has blighted his season.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano striker Francisco Medina said the match against Real Madrid has come at a good time as his side are brimming with confidence.

Real Betis
Sevilla coach Michel believes bitter rivals Real Betis are still the same team that won last season and will no problem avoiding relegation.

Real Madrid
It was reported that Juventus will have to battle Man City and Chelsea for the signature of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain in the summer.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca defender Ivan Ramis has stressed that it is important for his side to win two in a row and separate themselves from the bottom teams.

Real Sociedad
Bad news for Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier as Diego Ifran is a doubt for the Mallorca clash after sustaining an ankle injury in training.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza striker Carlos Aranda is optimistic about facing Malaga as he has lost only once from eight or nine trips he made to the club.

Sevilla coach Michel believes bitter rivals Real Betis are still the same team that won last season and will no problem avoiding relegation.

Sporting Gijon
Nacho Novo has accused Sporting Gijon coach Javier Clemente of being a 'wimp' for attacking him through the media, rather than face to face.

Valencia coach Unai Emery has explained that Pablo Hernandez has been kept out of his squad simply due to the form of Feghouli and Juan Bernat.

Javier Camunas believes there is no need for Villarreal to panic after the poor image against Mallorca and insists the team are working well.

Serie A

AC Milan
Rossoneri centre-back Thiago Silva says he would welcome the arrival of Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie at Italian giants Milan in the summer.

AS Roma
Reports claimed that striker Fabio Borini of Roma will be included in the next Italy squad given the injuries to Cassano, Rossi and Di Natale.

It was reported that Atalanta have set their sights on young Varese striker Giuseppe De Luca, after identifying him as the next upcoming star.

Bologna striker Marco Di Vaio is delighted with the win over Fiorentina, but has told his team to quickly turn their attention towards Udinese.

Cagliari coach Davide Ballardini is sweating over the availability of Andrea Cossu, who is undergoing tests after taking knock to the knee.


New Cesena coach Mario Beretta believes there is enough time to save the club from relegation, but the players must be willing to work hard.

Chievo Verona midfielder Rinaldo Cruzado is delighted with his return to action and hopes the coach will give him more opportunities to play.

Fiorentina will be without January signing Ruben Olivera for their next three games after he was sent off for elbowing Alessandro Diamanti.

Former Palermo coach Devis Mangia says he is proud to see his name linked with Genoa - but feels it is unfair on current boss Pasquale Marino.

Inter Milan

It was reported that Juventus will have to battle Man City and Chelsea for the signature of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain in the summer.

It was reported that Edy Reja has resigned as coach of Lazio, but he agreed to to take charge of their Europa League clash against Atletico.

Lecce defender Moris Carrozzieri is hoping to play all the remaining matches in this season by avoid further injury problem and yellow cards.

Fabio Cannavaro believes Napoli will need to score in the return leg of their Champions League tie against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge.

Novara coach Emiliano Mondonico believes the transfer of Iaquinta to Cesena and Bojinov to Lecce means race to avoid the drop is far from over.

Palermo midfielder Edgar Barreto admits he does not know the reason for their struggle away from home and that all they can do is to work hard.

Good news for Parma coach Roberto Donadoni after midfielder Daniele Galloppa announced he is fully recovered and ready to return this weekend.


Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin has reinstated Asamoah into his squad for the Europa League clash as the Zebrette struggle with injuries.