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Friday, April 20, 2012


Striker Gervinho believes Arsenal should feel proud if they can hold on to third place in the Premier League after a poor start to the season.

Aston Villa
Heerenveen striker Bas Dost will not be moving to Aston Villa this summer after his agent revealed the player wants to go to a 'top club'.

Blackburn are believed to considering a summer approach for Napoli defender Ignacio Fideleff, who is struggling for play time this season.

Bolton's bid to avoid relegation has been boosted by the news that Lee Chung-yong is on track to return to first-squad training next week.

Shakhtar Donetsk manager Mircea Lucescu has told Chelsea that they can take Brazil international Willian this summer - for the right price.

Everton announced that Leighton Baines will be forced to sit out their weekend trip to table-topping Manchester Utd with a hamstring problem.

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer insists there will be no let-up in the Fulham camp before the end of the season as they aim for a top 10 finish.

Joe Cole would welcome the opportunity to make his stay at Lille permanent, but concedes that any decision regarding his future rests with Liverpool.

Manchester City
Winger James Milner has refuted claims from inside the Manchester United camp that Manchester City are a divided unit that lack team spirit.

Manchester United
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has admitted the club's attention is starting to turn towards potential summer comings and goings.

Newcastle United
Manager Alan Pardew says there would be no sense of disappointment at Newcastle United were they to end the current campaign in fifth place.

Norwich City
A Norwich fan who leaked pictures of the new kit 12 hours before the official launch will not be punished by either the club or the police.

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes remains confident the club will be able to keep hold of their star even if the worst was to happen.

Stoke City
Stoke coach Tony Pulis is reportedly interested in Real Betis striker Jorge Molina and would be willing to pay EUR3.5 million for his transfer.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is confident he will not have to sell any of his star players this summer, as he looks to improve on his squad.

Swansea City
Steven Caulker hopes he will be able to compete for a place in the Tottenham team next season after a successful campaign on loan at Swansea.

Steven Caulker hopes he will be able to compete for a place in the Tottenham team next season after a successful campaign on loan at Swansea.

West Brom
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson insists there will be no major clearout at the club in the summer, but will be looking to improve the squad.

Wigan Athletic
Victor Moses' agent has revealed that the highly-rated Nigeria international has turned down the offer of a new contract at Wigan Athletic.

Kevin Doyle has admitted that three seasons of battling at the wrong of the Premier League has taken its toll on Wolves' players and fans.

La Liga

Barcelona midfielder Alexis Sanchez is a doubt for El Classico after sustaining a foot injury during the Champions League defeat to Chelsea.

Espanyol midfielder Raul Baena does not expect an easy game versus Atletico, even though their opponents have just played in the Europa League.

Getafe midfielder Diego Castro is hoping his team's relatively easier fixtures will help them collect the points they needed to enter Europe.

Granada winger Guilherme Siqueira insisted that his team do not feel pressured about facing Getafe, despite the importance of winning the game.

Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez is sweating over the availability of David Navarro, who suffered some muscle discomfort during training.

Winger Santi Cazorla said Malaga will not give up on their Champions League hopes, but they would be happy to play in the Europa League too.

Osasuna defender Jon Echaide is set to undergo surgery on his dislocated shoulder, while Marc Bertran has resumed full training with the squad.

Racing Santander
Racing coach Alvaro Cervera would not rule out the pressure he suffered in the last two months could have triggered his recent health scare.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo striker Daniel Pacheco said his side will observe Sporting at the start of their match before deciding the best way to play their game.

Real Betis
Stoke coach Tony Pulis is reportedly interested in Real Betis striker Jorge Molina and would be willing to pay EUR3.5 million for his transfer.

Real Madrid
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque believes that Real Madrid can score two or three goals at home in their second leg clash against Bayern Munich.

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca midfielder Jose Luis Marti is hoping to beat Zaragoza at home this weekend so that his side can enjoy the rest of the season.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad striker Imanol Agirretxe believes the key to beating Villarrel this weekend is for his side to quickly score the opening goal.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez has warned his side that losing to Mallorca means they will have to win all their remaining matches.

Good news for Sevilla coach Michel as Jose Antonio Reyes is available again after 10 days out and set to start against Levante this weekend.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting striker Adrian Colunga admits it is a miracle that the are still fighting for survival after losing several key games this season.


Villarreal defender Angel Lopez believes a win over Real Sociedad will be a big psychological blow their rivals in their relegation battles.

Serie A

AC Milan
AC Milan veteran Massimo Ambrosini does not understand why there is so much scepticism about the Rossoneri's chances of winning the Scudetto.

AS Roma
It was reported that Roma could move for Atletico Nacional defender Oscar Murillo should they fail to land their top targets Howedes or Garay.

It was reported that Inter are set to move for Instito striker Paulo Dybala and send him out on loan to Atalanta or Genoa to gain experience.

Bologna defeated Eccelenza outfit Ozzano 6-0 in a friendly match thanks to the goals scored by Belfodil, Di Vaio, Acquafresca and Diamanti.

There are likely to be more Juventus fans than Cagliari supporters when the two sides meet in Week 37 after Trieste was confirmed as the venue.

Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti is confident that they will be able to keep hold of boss Vincenzo Montella for at least one more season.

Cesena's Adrian Mutu admits there is a good chance that he will return to Dinamo Bucuresti, but only if they qualify for the Champions League.

It was reported that Lazio are considering a summer move for Genoa-owned midfielder Alessandro Sbaffo, who is currently out on loan at Ascoli.

It was claimed that Riccardo Montolivo could be relegated to the stands for Fiorentina's game against Inter due to his recent drop in form.

Genoa sports director Stefano Capozucca announced that the club have shelved all transfer talk until the Grifone are safe from relegation.

Inter Milan
Torino, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly monitoring Andrea Ranocchia's situation at Inter as he struggles for playing time.

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici was again at Stamford Bridge reportedly to watch Chelsea's Didier Drogba and Raul Meireles in action.

Brescia star Omar El Kaddouri says that he feels ready to play in the Italian top flight after links with a summer move to Lazio and Juventus.

Lecce are in 19th place in the Fair Play chart with 101 penalty points after accumulating 89 yellow cards and 6 red cards so far this season.

It was reported Marek Hamsik has put pen to paper on a new contract at Napoli and is now tied to the Stadio San Paolo outfit until June 2016.

Novara Coach Attilio Tesser admits he will ask veteran striker Giuseppe Mascara for pointers on how to beat his former club Napoli on Saturday.

Palermo coach Bortolo Mutti is sweating over the fitness of Federico Balzaretti after the defender pulled out of training with a muscle strain.

Parma defender Gabriel Paletta has acknowledged that his team need to put on another intelligent performance when they clash against Cagliari.

Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino seems set to use the 4-4-2 formation for their trip to Genoa, with the only change is having Brienza in attack.

FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini has backed Serie A's top scorer for the last two seasons Antonio Di Natale for Euro 2012 selection.