Saturday, May 5, 2012
Arsenal Coach Arsene Wenger admits he will seek to move some of Arsenal's strikers out of the club in the summer in order to give them more play time. Aston Villa Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish says Fabian Delph, Chris Herd and James Collins' behaviour in an incident at a nightclub is a 'slur on the club'. Blackburn Blackburn Rovers are hoping that Martin Olsson will be available for the clash with Wigan at Ewood Park after missing the last three games. Bolton Bolton star Lee Chung-yong is set to feature for Wanderers' reserves as he continues his recovery from the broken leg he suffered last summer. Chelsea Frank Lampard says Chelsea's resurgence under Roberto Di Matteo will mean nothing if they lose both the FA Cup and Champions League finals. Everton Everton manager David Moyes says his only motivation for the remainder of the season is finishing as high as possible in the Premier League. Fulham Martin Jol has dismissed rumours linking Clint Dempsey with a move to Liverpool and remains hopeful the Fulham hitman will sign a new contract. Liverpool Boss Kenny Dalglish admits there is plenty of nervous tension inside the Liverpool camp as they ready themselves for an FA Cup final showdown. Manchester City Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has praised Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, but has played down talk of a summer swoop for the Wales star. Manchester United Benfica playmaker Nicolas Gaitan would welcome the opportunity to discuss a summer switch to Manchester United, according to his representative. Newcastle United Manager Alan Pardew has played down Newcastle's chances of securing Champions League football, believing they are the outsiders in the race. Norwich City Paul Lambert is looking for Norwich to end the 2011-12 campaign on a high and provide a fitting ending to what has been a 'fairytale' season. Queens Park Rangers QPR boss Mark Hughes is a 'little disappointed' that the FA chose to appoint Roy Hodgson as England boss in the midst of the relegation run-in. Stoke City Stoke City head coach Tony Pulis has accepted Cameron Jerome's claims that the striker has not been given enough opportunities this season. Sunderland Martin O'Neill has reiterated his intention to keep the likes of Stephane Sessegnon at Sunderland as he plots forward progress for the club. Swansea City Brendan Rodgers has accused Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini of being disrespectful to Swansea as they prepare to face Manchester United. Tottenham Harry Redknapp believes it would be impossible for him to replace Luka Modric and has called on Spurs to do all they can to retain his services. West Brom Roy Hodgson has been backed to deal with the egos in the England squad and improve their quality by his West Brom number two Keith Downing. Wigan Athletic Roberto Martinez welcomes the praise he and his players are receiving but admits it will count for nothing if Wigan do not finish the job. Wolverhampton Coach Terry Connor has challenged Wolves to end a disastrous campaign on a high to make sure fans and the club feel ready for next season.
Athletic Bilbao Coach Marcelo Bielsa is not in the least bit concerned about his Bilbao side freezing in their upcoming Copa del Rey and Europa League finals. Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo believes it is important for Atletico to win a title this season and that Simeone will coach their team next season. Barcelona Malaga have contacted Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita about a summer switch to La Rosaleda and are willing to pay EUR10 million for the move. Espanyol Espanyol are keen to avoid their fourth consecutive defeat when they take on Barcelona, who have conceded only 11 goals at home this season. Getafe Getafe are hoping to avoid their third defeat in five games when they take on Bilbao, who are determined to register their ninth home victory. Granada Granada are hoping to avoid their third defeat in five games when they take on Real Madrid, who are keen to register their 16th away victory. Levante Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez said that he will not doubt the words of Arouna Kone about his injury, but hopes he will play next week. Malaga Malaga have contacted Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita about a summer switch to La Rosaleda and are willing to pay EUR10 million for the move. Osasuna Osasuna president Patxi Izco announced that he is leaving after 10 years at the helm, believing that his cycle at the club has come to an end. Racing Santander Racing are hoping to avoid their third defeat in five games when they take on Real Zaragoza, who are looking for their eighth home victory. Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano are desperate to avoid their sixth straight defeat when they take on Sevilla, who are looking to register their ninth home win. Real Betis Real Betis are looking to register their second consecutive win when they take on Sporting, who are hoping to avoid their ninth home defeat. Real Madrid Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka has revealed the club are desperate to hold on to striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is tipped to leave. Real Mallorca Real Mallorca are keen to register their fourth straight victory when they take on Levante, who have suffered nine away defeat this season. Real Sociedad Real Sociedad are looking to pick up points for the eighth straight game when they take on Osasuna, who have suffered only three home defeats. Real Zaragoza Real Zaragoza are keen to register their third consecutive victory when they take on Racing, who are hoping to avoid their tenth away defeat. Sevilla Sevilla coach Michel has included Ivan Rakitic and David Omar in his squad to face Rayo, after playing down the fight between the both players. Sporting Gijon Sporting Gijon are hoping to register their third win in five games when they take on Real Betis, who have dropped 35 points away from home. Valencia Valencia star midfielder Dani Parejo has appologised for failing an alcohol test and has promised that he will never repeat the mistake again. Villarreal Villarreal are keen to pick up points for the sixth straight game when they take on Valencia, who have suffered four home defeat this season.
AC Milan Kevin-Prince Boateng would love a goal in the Milan derby and insists they deserve the Scudetto, despite the fact Juventus had a good season. AS Roma AS Roma coach Luis Enrique is refusing to confirm his summer exit from the club, insisting that Europa League qualification is what matters. Atalanta Atalanta are keen to register their third win in five games when they take on Lazio, who have dropped 31 points away from home this season. Bologna Striker Marco Di Vaio has confirmed that he will be leaving Bologna for Montreal Impact at the end of the season after four years at the club. Cagliari Cagliari president Massimo Cellino has hit out at the Lega Calcio and Juventus for rearranging their Week 37 tie without consulting his club. Catania Catania manager Vincenzo Montella insists the campaign will be one to remember even if his side lose their final games to Roma and Udinese. Cesena Cesena are hoping to avoid their fourth consecutive defeat when they take on Novara, who have registered eight draws at home this campaign. Chievo Chievo are hoping to register their first victory in six fixtures when they take on Palermo, who are keen to avoid their seventh home defeat. Fiorentina Vincenzo Guerini admits he could not turn down Fiorentina's request to revive his coaching career, but it would not go beyond this season. Genoa Genoa are determined to register their second straight victory when they take on Udinese, who have dropped only 12 points at home this season. Inter Milan Inter's Dejan Stankovic will undergo the knife to correct a Achilles tendon injury, therefore ruling him out of the remainder of the season. Juventus Bad news for Juventus coach Antonio Conte as defender Paolo De Ceglie is out for the matches against Cagliari and Atalanta with a thigh strain. Lazio Stefano Mauri has promised that Lazio will do their absolute best in the final stages of the race for Champions League qualification this term. Lecce Lecce are determined to register their first win in five games when they take on Fiorentina, who are keen to avoid their tenth away defeat. Napoli Edinson Cavani wants Napoli to secure the Champions League qualification and the Coppa Italia to pay back the support their fans have shown. Novara Novara are looking for their second win in five games when they take on Cesena, who have scored only nine goals away from home this season. Palermo Palermo are not worried if Emiliano Viviano returns to Inter at the end of the season as Samir Ujkani has proven to be a good replacement. Parma Parma striker Sebastian Giovinco has admitted that he does not know where he will be playing next season as it depends on a lot of situations. Siena Siena are hoping to register their first win in four games when they take on Parma, who have dropped 36 points away from home this season. Udinese Udinese are keen to register their third straight win when they take on Genoa, who are desperate to avoid their 14th away defeat this season.