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Friday, March 30, 2012


Arsenal-owned hitman Carlos Vela has made it clear that he willing to remain at Real Sociedad if both clubs can reach a satisfactory agreement.

Aston Villa
Assistant coach Peter Grant said Villa will put talks on the future of a trio of out-of-contract players on hold until the end of the season.

Steve Kean admits France international Andre-Pierre Gignac is a very good player amid speculation linking Blackburn with the Marseille striker.

Nigel Reo-Coker admits it may take years before Bolton's players fully come to terms with Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane.

Fernando Torres' agent has denied rumours linking Chelsea's Spanish striker with a summer switch to Roma and said there has been no contact.

Tim Cahill has hailed Everton boss David Moyes as the best manager around for the job he has has done on such a small budget at Goodison Park.

Fulham have suffered three consecutive defeats, but Norwegian left winger John Arne Riise believes the club are moving in the right direction.

Liverpool legend John Barnes believes the club need three 'world-class' attacking players to put themselves in the title frame next season.

Manchester City
Yaya Youre has revealed Carlos Tevez has promised to help Manchester City get their noses back in front in the title race with rivals United.

Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Anders Lindegaard has been given an extra week off after suffering a setback in his recovery from injury.

Newcastle United
Mike Williamson is confident Newcastle can handle the loss of Fabricio Coloccini and press ahead with their efforts to secure a top-six finish.

Norwich City
Defender Russell Martin believes team work and a lack of egos have been integral to Norwich's successful return to Premier League competition.

Queens Park Rangers
QPR chief Philip Beard is confident the club will be able to hang on to their top players even if they are relegated from the Premier League.

Stoke City
Stoke fans are unlikely to see the best of Wilson Palacios until next season as he works his way back to full fitness, according to Tony Pulis.

Coach Martin O'Neill claims he would have struggled to keep Sunderland on course for a top-half finish had he not dipped into the loan market.

Swansea City
Brendan Rodgers is delighted to see Nathan Dyer back from ban but admits he may have to start on the bench thanks to Wayne Routledge's form.

Ryan Nelsen has thanked manager Harry Redknapp for giving him the chance to be a part of what could be one of Tottenham's best ever seasons.

West Brom
West Brom assistant coach Keith Downing has urged midfielder Somen Tchoyi to find greater consistency because he has an abundance of talent.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is increasingly hopeful forward Victor Moses will be fit for his side's crucial clash with Stoke this weekend.

Wolves boss Terry Connor insists the Molineux club should not be judged on their decision to sack Mick McCarthy until the end of the season.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao

Atletico Madrid

Barcelona are accusing AC Milan of delibrately sabotaging the playing surface at the San Siro and has lodge an official complaint to UEFA.

Espanyol winger Rui Fonte injured his ankle in training, but he is likely to recover in time to be available for the clash against Villarreal.

Getafe midfielder Diego Castro said what they fear the most of Atletico Madrid is the bond between the fans and the team at Vicente Calderon.

Granada coach Abel Resino will have to face Racing Santander without Carlos Martins after the club failed to reduce his two match suspension.

Levante midfielder Valdo said if his side can win at Valencia this weekend, it would remove a 'thorn' of having lost the last three derbies.

Good news for Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini as Martin Demichelis is back in training and should be available for the clash against Real Betis.

Osasuna captain Patxi Punal claimed that he always looks forward to a big match and believes all the pressure is on Real Madrid this weekend.

Racing Santander
Racing striker Christian Stuani admits he is happy with his goal tally so far this season, but the main thing is to keep the club in La Liga.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval insisted his decision not to have a training session on Thursday has nothing to do with the strike.

Real Betis
Betis midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo has been training with the youth squad since last week, raising speculations about his future at the club.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is likely to include Angel Di Maria in his squad for the first time since the winger was injured in February.

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca duo Chico and Tomas Pina have received the most yellow cards with 11, while Ivan Ramis has 2 red cards to his name this season.

Real Sociedad
Arsenal-owned hitman Carlos Vela has made it clear that he willing to remain at Real Sociedad if both clubs can reach a satisfactory agreement.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza defender Abraham Minero admits his team are more positive in training after two consecutive victories over Valencia and Atletico.

Sevilla striker Manu del Moral believes it is time for his side to push for a European spot, but warns they should not look at the standings.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon coach Javier Clemente will have to face Zaragoza without Alberto Botia after failing their appeal to annull his 5th yellow card.


Bruno Soriano's agent has confirmed that AC Milan are keen to acquire the Villarreal midfielder and they are set to open talks next month.

Serie A

AC Milan
Barcelona are accusing AC Milan of delibrately sabotaging the playing surface at the San Siro and has lodge an official complaint to UEFA.

AS Roma
Fernando Torres' agent has denied rumours linking Chelsea's Spanish striker with a summer switch to Roma and said there has been no contact.

Atalanta director Pierpaolo Marino has revealed that they are looking to make 3 or 4 summer signings, but it is too early to reveal names.

Bologna coach Stefano Pioli insists he hold no grudge against Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, who gave him the boot after just 50 days.

Massimo Cellino has admitted that he made a mistake in sacking Massimo Ficcadenti last November, following claims that he was too defensive.

Catania are in ninth place in the Fair Play chart with 67 penalty points after accumulating 59 yellow cards and 4 red cards so far this season.

It was reported that Cesena have identified Bologna striker Daniele Vantaggiato as a summer target should they suffer relegation from Serie A.

Chievo director Giovanni Sartori believes Cyril Thereau must be able to produce top performance with consistency before moving to a big club.

Fiorentina's young striker Stevan Jovetic is a slight doubt for their match against Chievo this weekend after missing training with a fever.

Genoa sports director Stefano Capozucca has warned his players not to expect a demotivated Inter side and admitted he fears Milito the most.

Inter Milan
For his first Serie A game in charge, Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni is reportedly considering giving Mauro Zarate a starting berth.

It was reported that Juventus have joined Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for the signature of Ajax Amsterdam defensive star Jan Vertonghen.

It was reported that Lazio are interested to acquire the services of Anderlecht striker Matias Suarez, who is valued at around EUR12 million.

Lecce goalkeeper Massimiliano Benassi has warned his team-mates not to fall into the trap of trying close the game quickly against Cesena.

Midfielder Gokhan Inler has promised Napoli will do everything in their power to secure third place this season, starting against Juventus.

Novara coach Attilio Tesser said his team are in good mental and physical condition ahead of the Roma clash, despite several key absenses.

It was reported Palermo are keeping a close watch on Universitario de Deportes' teenager Alvaro Ampuero, who has already been capped by Peru.

Sebastian Giovinco's agent said talks about a move to Zenit St Petersburg is premature as the club have yet to make a move for the Parma star.

Siena's Franco Brienza has likened his team's fight for Serie A survival to the demands other teams need to meet to win the Champions League.

It was reported that Udinese are keen to acquire the services of Lech Poznan's young defender Marcin Kaminski, who is valued at EUR1.5 million.