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Wednesday, March 7, 2012


AC Milan are through to the Champions League quarter-finals despite losing to Arsenal with goals scored by Koscielny, Rosicky and Van Persie.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa's Stiliyan Petrov claims club owner Randy Lerner is a familiar face at the training ground and has made everyone aware of his plans.

Steve Kean has told his Blackburn players it is time they proved they belong in the Premier League - starting with fellow strugglers Wolves.

Adam Bogdan believes Bolton can win out in their 'mini league' to avoid the drop and backs the Trotters to start picking up points on Saturday.

Chelsea are through to the quarter-finals after striker Juan Mata scored his third FA Cup goal to eliminate Birmingham from the competition.

David Moyes approaches his 10-year anniversary at Goodison Park next week, admitting it is a big achievement to spend a decade at one club.

Brede Hangeland says Fulham can comfortably secure a top-10 finish if they can maintain their current form that saw them win 3 straight games.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has admitted the Reds cannot afford to drop any more points if they want to finish the season in the top four.

Manchester City
Inter Milan are reportedly interested in the services of Edin Dzeko and could sell Pazzini and Milito to make room for the Man City striker.

Manchester United
Ashley Young says Manchester United are ready to step up their title charge and have targeted a perfect finish to the Premier League season.

Newcastle United
Winger Peter Lovenkrands insists his Newcastle United career is far from finished despite finding first team appearances limited this season.

Norwich City
Zak Whitbread is hoping he will be offered the opportunity to prolong his association with Norwich, with his contract set to end in the summer.

Queens Park Rangers
Nedum Onuoha concedes QPR have the hardest run-in of the Premier League relegation candidates but is confident they can stave off relegation.

Stoke City
Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan insists the Potters have enough quality in the squad to get themselves beyond the 50-point mark this season.

Coach Martin O'Neill has fired an astonishing broadside at claims his Sunderland side were overly physical in their derby against Newcastle.

Swansea City
Brendan Rodgers has no intention of applying for the Chelsea job, with it his desire to carry on building his career rather than 'destroy it'.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp brushed off talk linking him with the vacant job at Chelsea as he would not be able to come back to north London.

West Brom
Skipper Chris Brunt feels the current West Brom squad is the strongest in his five years at The Hawthorns, saying there is big competition.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has given his backing to manager Roberto Martinez in the wake of their dismal home defeat to Swansea on Saturday.

Coach Terry Connor believes Wolves have sufficient goal-power in Steven Fletcher and Kevin Doyle to help them secure Premier League survival.

La Liga

Atletico Madrid
It was claimed that Atletico Madrid are set to make a move for Atalanta striker German Denis, when the transfer market reopens in the summer.

The RFEF have finally decided that the 2012 Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will be held at the Vicente Calderon.

Bad news for Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino as defender Raul Rodriguez is out for 3 weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury on Sunday.

Getafe coach Luis Garcia is concerned by the whistles aimed at Javier Arizmendi on Saturday, but believes the striker knows how to handle it.

Granada's quartet Siqueira, Fran Ricao, Dani Benitez and Franco Jara are banned after all picked up their fifth yellow card over the weekend.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez was pleased to win at home against Betis and insisted that the Champions League ticket is not a target.

Malaga defender Weligton believes the match against Levante will be worth 6 six points as a defeat can see his side drop out of European spots.

Good news for Osasuna manager Jose Luis Mendilibar as he is likely to recover Patxi Punal and Javad Nekounam for their clash against Bilbao.

Racing Santander
Racing Santander goalkeeper Mario Fernandez admits he would love to face Barcelona this weekend and insists he does not fear the Blaugrana.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano will have to face Espanyol without the services of striker Diego Costa, who picked up his fifth yellow card over the weekend.

Real Betis
Betis coach Pepe Mel said his team did well in the first half against Levante, but they struggled for a reaction after conceding the first goal.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid midfielder Kaka is hoping to maintain his current level after claiming the match against Espanyol has helped him to gain confidence.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca striker Emilio Nsue was satisfied that his goal helped the team last weekend and said he would settle for a draw against Valencia next.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Aranburu insists it was a very balanced game against Bilbao, but the refereeing decisions determined the outcome.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza striker Luis Garcia revealed that he was kicked out of Oviedo because the club believes he was too short to play in the league.

Sevilla striker Baba Diawara was delighted to score and Atletico Madrid, but was cautious about their chances to play in the Champions League.

Sporting Gijon
Formose Mendy was pleased to make his first start for Sporting Gijon and believes the defeat to Barcelona will help his team to move forward.

Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves has reiterated that his side are determined to win the Europa League and to finish the season in third place.

Villarreal midfielder Bruno Soriano admits his concern about their situation, but insists the team have a very clear idea on what is to be done.

Serie A

AS Roma
Roma have confirmed that defender Juan will spend up to 50 days on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury in their defeat against Lazio.

It was claimed that Atletico Madrid are set to make a move for Atalanta striker German Denis, when the transfer market reopens in the summer.

Bologna sporting director Roberto Zanzi said the club will make a decision on the future of Gaston Ramirez between the months of May and June.

It was reported Radja Nainggolan of Cagliari is still a target for Juventus, who could offer Marone and Buoy as part exchange for his transfer.

Catania are keen to register their third win in five games when they take on Cesena, who are desperate to avoid their seventh home defeat.

Cesena are desperate to avoid their fifth consecutive defeat when they take on Catania, who are keen to register their third away victory.

It was reported that Genoa are keen to purchase the other half of Francesco Acerbi's contract following his performance for Chievo this season.

It was reported that Juventus could offer striker Fabio Quagliarella as part exchange for the transfer of Fiorentina's youngster Stefan Jovetic.

Genoa winger Bosko Jankovic believe his side must take advantage of the absense of Barzagli and Chiellini in Juventus' defense this weekend.

Inter Milan
Inter Milan are reportedly interested in the services of Edin Dzeko and could sell Pazzini and Milito to make room for the Man City striker.

Coach Antonio Conte does not see any reason why he and his Juventus players should feel down for dropping points against Chievo at the weekend.

Lazio midfielder Hernanez said the win over Roma proved that his team have evolved and matured, as they failed to win the derby last season.

Lecce midfielder Andrea Bertolacci believes his team are finally going through a positive moment and that their strength is speed in attack.

Pierpaolo Marino has revealed that Ezequiel Lavezzi did consider leaving Napoli after initially struggling to adapt to life at the San Paolo.

Novara have officially sacked Emiliano Mondonico after only six games in charge and brought back fans favourite Attilio Tesser in his place.

Palermo coach Bortolo Mutti expects a tough match against Roma, due to players like Totti, Borini and Lamela, who can hurt his side at any time.

Parma coach Roberto Donadoni said Sunday's media blackout was the best solution as the club did not want to run the risk of being misunderstood.

It has been confirmed that Siena striker Reginaldo has been allowed to move to Japanese side Jef United on a loan with an option to purchase.

Star striker Antonio Di Natale has revealed Udinese's ambitions for the rest of the season - to finish third and reach the Europa League Final.