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Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen appears to favour a switch to Arsenal after revealing that he was 'willing' to join the Gunners in the summer.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock is impressed by the club's young players but feels it is important not to put too much pressure on them.

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson has urged Blackburn to build on their win over Wolves ahead of two very winnable games against Sunderland and Bolton.

Bolton Wanderers centre back David Wheater is hoping his side can benefit from an easier run-in than their Premier League relegation rivals.

Juan Mata says Andre Villas-Boas may have been sacked for trying to change Chelsea too quickly - but denies claims the players forced him out.

Harry Redknapp has led the tributes to coach David Moyes as he approaches his 10th anniversary at Everton, insisting he could manage anywhere.

Fulham defender Zdenek Grygera has confirmed he will not play again this season, but is confident of returning from knee surgery next term.


Manchester City
It was claimed that Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is preparing a GBP12 million summer swoop for Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov.

Manchester United
Lille's Belgium international Eden Hazard has hinted at a summer move to Manchester United after lavishing praise on manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa feels it is important for his side to forget about Robin van Persie's altercation with Tim Krul.

Norwich City
Norwich City midfielder Tom Adeyemi has extended his loan spell with Oldham Athletic until April 9 having made 36 appearences for the side.

Queens Park Rangers
Ian Wright believes son Shaun Wright-Phillips and his QPR team-mates will be relegated and lucky to get a point from their remaining 10 games.

Stoke City
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic looks likely to make way for Thomas Sorensen ahead of Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final tie against Liverpool.

Sunderland defender Wayne Bridge admits he has been impressed by boss Martin O'Neill, who is really positive and does not worry about mistakes.

Swansea City
Swanses defender Garry Monk has insisted that his side will not be content with just securing their Premier League status for another season.

Rafael van der Vaart aims to help Tottenham beat Bolton in the FA Cup quarter-finals as he bids to realise his ambition of playing at Wembley.

West Brom
West Brom goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely admits there is no certainty Birmingham-owned Ben Foster will join the club permanently this summer.

Wigan Athletic
Gambia Under-20 international Alieu Darbo has claimed he is close to penning a free-transfer deal with Wigan after turning down Sunderland.

Wolves manager Terry Connor is not expecting midfielder Karl Henry to be back in his plans for the weekend's clash against Manchester United.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Ander Herrera has assured that Athletic Bilbao players know they cannot rely on their slim lead over Man Utd and must win the second leg tie.

Atletico Madrid
Defender Diego Godin believes it would be a mistake for Atletico Madrid to aim for a goalless draw in their second leg tie against Besiktas.

It was claimed that Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is preparing a GBP12 million summer swoop for Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov.

Espanyol sporting director Ramon Planes has admitted an interest in keeping Inter midfielder Philippe Coutinho at the club for next season.

Getafe coach Luis Garcia was delighted with their important win over Villarreal and said it was a big step towards achieving their first goal.

Granada are keeping Fran Rico and Ikechukwu Uche wrapped in cotton as they hope to make sure both players recovered for the Sporting clash.

Levante midfielder Jose Javier Barkero is a doubt for thei weekend match after sustaining a knee injury and a muscle strain against Malaga.

Malaga ran the rule over three reserve players Jose Maria Parejo, Gonzalo Poley and Ivan Aguilar as they prepare for the Real Madrid clash.

Osasuna have revealed that captain Andoni Iraola was hit in the cheek by an object thrown from the stands which caused him a minor bleeding.

Racing Santander
Racing are in 12th place in the Fairplay chart with 87 penalty points after accumulating 77 yellow cards and 5 red cards so far this season.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano are back in training without striker Francisco Medina Luna, who sustained some muscle problem after the match against Espanyol.

Real Betis
Betis defender Antonio Amaya is likelu to make his return in their match versus Rayo this weekend after two and a half months on the sidelines.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has distanced himself from a possible future transfer to Milan, saying he is happy at the Bernabeu.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros is hoping to have midfielder Fernando Tissone available for their match against Atletico Madrid this weekend.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad striker Joseba Llorente is convinced of their chances for survival and believes they can aspire for something more this season.

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza defender Pablo Alvarez claims that his team are excited to take on Osasuna this week, but admits there will be no margin for error.

Jose Maria Del Nido has admitted Sevilla's defeat to Sporting Gijon was the biggest wakeup call ever since he became the president of the club.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon sporting director Emilio de Dios has resigned from his position, citing that his cycle at the club has come to an end after six years.

David Albelda does not rule out psychological issue could be the reason behind Valencia's last two results, but they are working to fix it.

Midfielder Borja Valero is 100 per cent convinced that Villarreal will avoid relegation, but admits the team need to change their dynamics.

Serie A

AC Milan
Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has distanced himself from a possible future transfer to Milan, saying he is happy at the Bernabeu.

AS Roma
Roma director Walter Sabatini has dismissed speculation that they will attempt to offer Palermo Simon Kjaer in exchange for Matias Silvestre.

Bad news for Atalanta coach Colantuono as Matteo Brighi is likely to have played his last game for the club this season due to a muscle injury.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has admitted regretting sacking Stefano Pioli last summer, following the manager's success with Bologna.

It was reported that Cagliari fans are not too happy about president Massimo Cellino's decision to show manager Davide Ballardini the exit.

Catania coach Vincenzo Montella is pleased with their league position and believes even the fringe players can have an impact on the squad.

Cesena defender Luca Ceccarelli revealed that he has appologised to Emmanuel Calaio after learning the Siena striker has a fractured fibula.

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino has played every minute of their Serie A matches this season, making 80 saves and conceding 33 goals.

Andrea Lazzari believes Fiorentina have been playing well despite recent results and sees the game with Juventus as an opportunity to prove so.

Genoa director Stefano Capozucca has revealed that they showed an interest in Coach Luis Enrique before he opted to join Roma in the summer.

Inter Milan

Serie B outfit Pescara have denied reports that they have agreed to sell half of Marco Verratti's contract to Juventus for EUR3.5 million.

Veteran midfielder Cristian Brocchi, who was signed by Lazio in 2008 is hopeful that he will be handed a new one-year contract at the Olimpico.

Lecce coach Serse Cosmi is hoping that his players can avoid anxiety and nervousness as they prepare for their must-win match against Palermo.

Napoli Walter Mazzarri will be on the bench for Napoli's crucial Champions League clash with Chelsea after their appeal has been successful.

Novara striker Takayuki Morimoto is delighted to be back on the pitch after 2 months out and is looking forward to regaining his match fitness.

Roma director Walter Sabatini has dismissed speculation that they will attempt to offer Palermo Simon Kjaer in exchange for Matias Silvestre.

Parma boss Roberto Donadoni admits his side will have to be virtually perfect against Milan, but he is expecting some answers from his players.

Siena director Giorgio Perinetti believes Mattia Destro will eventually play for one of the big teams if he continue his growth at the club.

It was reported that Paris Saint Germain are willing to offer Udinese EUR11 million for the transfer of winger Mauricio Isla in the summer.