Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Arsenal Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has revealed that he is ready to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, but insists he wants to remain in England. Aston Villa Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has confirmed Richard Dunne is less than two weeks away from returning after two months on the sidelines. Blackburn Blackburn midfielder David Dunn admits the unrest surrounding the club is hurting him but is still hopeful they can avoid relegation the drop. Bolton Bolton boss Owen Coyle insists he has no worries about throwing teenager Josh Vela into their relegation dogfight in their trip to Aston Villa. Chelsea It was reported that Lazio and Napoli are chasing after Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, who is likely to move to a Champions League outfit. Everton Marouane Fellaini believes his Everton side could have beaten Liverpool in the FA Cup if they had re-produced their display at Manchester Utd. Fulham It was claimed that Fulham striker Danny Murphy has no plan to move away in the summer market as he is happy with life at the Craven Cottage. Liverpool Kenny Dalglish says there is nothing drastically wrong at Liverpool as his team have been playing well despite dropping more points at Anfield. Manchester City AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has distanced the club from making a move for Manchester City pair Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez. Manchester United Nani has warned Manchester City that they will face an 'angry' Manchester United side in next week's title showdown at the Etihad Stadium. Newcastle United Highly-rated Feyenoord winger Jerson Cabral is reportedly a target for a number of Premier League clubs, including Tottenham and Newcastle. Norwich City Striker Grant Holt would relish the opportunity of an England cap should one come his way, but remains focused on scoring goals for Norwich. Queens Park Rangers Mark Hughes thinks Adel Taarabt will go on to fulfil his potential after watching the controversial QPR star sink his former club Tottenham. Stoke City Stoke manager Tony Pulis is delighted with Jon Walters' all round displays and will stick with him despite his poor strike rate this season. Sunderland Sunderland head coach Martin O'Neill will look at his strikers as a matter of priority as he plans the way forward at the Stadium of Light. Swansea City Swansea star Gylfi Sigurdsson has been valued at GBP10 million as Liverpool, Everton and Manchester Utd all set their sights on the Icelander. Tottenham Highly-rated Feyenoord winger Jerson Cabral is reportedly a target for a number of Premier League clubs, including Tottenham and Newcastle. West Brom West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster thinks he was very lucky to keep a clean sheet against Liverpool after his face was hit twice by the ball. Wigan Athletic Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is mentally prepared for more last-day drama as the race for Premier League survival heads down to the wire. Wolverhampton Wolves CEO Jez Moxey insists Terry Connor could have a future at Molineux and that the club are under no financial pressure to sell players.
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa believes his side were superior in the win over Racing, but they should have scored killed the game with more goals. Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone said the goals scored from set pieces speak well of the possibilities Atletico have in the team, following the win over Espanyol. Barcelona Gerard Pique insisted that Barcelona are not dependent on star forward Lionel Messi and also denied that they might have a mole in their camp. Espanyol Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino has admitted the individual abilities of Atletico players was key in determining the outcome of their clash. Getafe Getafe manager Luis Garcia said his team 'have fallen out of bed' following the defeat to Granada, but they are still 'dreaming of Europe'. Granada Granada coach Abel Resino believes his team have the character to stay in the La Liga, but warned them that they are not safe from relegation. Levante Levante goalkeeper Gustavo Munua said his team are not content to play in the Europa League and will push for third or fourth place finishing. Malaga m Osasuna m Racing Santander Racing coach Alvaro Cervera has urged his players not to complicate matters further and to continue to do their best, despite their relegation. Rayo Vallecano Rayo star Mikel Labaka was disappointed to be sent off against Sporting, but believes his replacement will do well when they face Barcelona. Real Betis Real Betis coach Pepe Mel has admitted that things did not go well at all against Valencia, but acknowledged Los Che deserved the three points. Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo expects the Bernabeu crowd to 'score the first goal' as soon as Real Madrid players step onto the pitch versus Bayern Munich. Real Mallorca Real Mallorca are in 17th place in the Fair Play chart with 123 penalty points after accumulating 111 yellow cards and 6 red cards this season. Real Sociedad Real Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier is satisfied to be one step closer to safety and believes a win over Racing this weekend will secure it. Real Zaragoza Real Zaragoza are in 16th place in the Fair Play chart with 122 penalty points after accumulating 106 yellow cards and 8 red cards this season. Sevilla Winger Jesus Navas knows that Sevilla will have to use all their five senses against Real Madrid, but insists it is not impossible to win. Sporting Gijon Sporting defender Gregory Arnolin is still hoping to secure La Liga safety, even though his side will have to win all remaining four matches. Valencia Sergio Canales has refused to confirm reports that Unai Emery has told Valencia's players that he will be leaving at the end of the season. Villarreal Villarreal manager Miguel Angel Lotina was pleased to draw with a good side like Sociedad, but believes his team should have won the match.
AC Milan Milan defender Ignazio Abate insists the Scudetto race is still alive because history has proven that titles can be claimed on the last day. AS Roma AS Roma midfielder Erik Lamela has been banned for three League games after he was caught spitting at Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner. Atalanta Atalanta are determined to register their second victory in five games when they take on Chievo, who have dropped 31 points away from home. Bologna Bologna coach Stefano Pioli says he expects to still be in charge of Bologna next season after masterminding their probable Serie A survival. Cagliari Cagliari are desperate to avoid their third consecutive defeat when they take on Catania, who are still looking for their third away victory. Catania Catania transfer guru Pietro Lo Monaco has confirmed he will leave the club in the summer after a breakdown in his relationship with President. Cesena Cesena are hoping to pick up points for the sixth straight game when they take on Juventus, who are looking to register their eighth away win. Chievo Chievo are hoping to register their third win in five games when they take on Atalanta, who have dropped 21 points at home so far this season. Fiorentina Fiorentina are hoping to pick up points for the fourth consecutive game when they take on Roma, who are keen to register their 11th home win. Genoa Bottom side Genoa have confirmed that Gigi De Canio is their new manager after Alberto Malesani was sacked for the second time this season. Inter Milan Inter will probably travel to Udinese without captain Javier Zanetti and defender Cristian Chivu after both were injured against Fiorentina. Juventus Juve defender Andrea Barzagli believes a new stadium, Andrea Pirlo and coach Antonio Conte have been key to their scudetto push this season. Lazio It was reported that Lazio and Napoli are chasing after Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, who is likely to move to a Champions League outfit. Lecce Lecce President Giovanni Semeraro expects to lose Juan Cuadrado and Luis Muriel at the end of the campaign – whether the club stay up or not. Napoli Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri will give Ezequiel Lavezzi a last fitness test before deciding whether to take the striker on their trip to Lecce. Novara Novara are hoping to avoid their third consecutive defeat when they take on Lazio, who are confident of registering their eighth away victory. Palermo Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says that it is almost certain that Siena's Giorgio Perinetti will become their new sporting director. Parma Parma are hoping to register their third consecutive victory when they take on Palermo, who have dropped 17 points at home so far this season. Siena Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says that it is almost certain that Siena's Giorgio Perinetti will become their new sporting director. Udinese Udinese are keen to register their second win in five games when they take on Inter Milan, who have suffered seven away defeats this season.