Well as the emotion of the season begins to die and the air of anticipation for the Champions League Final, the European Championship’s and the Olympics grows by the day. Well I’m sure everyone else is as excited as I am with all these things around the corner the league’s will be back in full flow before we all know it.

To the Sports Direct Arena we start today and Alan Pardew admits it will be hard to keep his stars when European clubs bid for his hero’s, Goalkeeper Tim Krul, and strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse. along with a long list of other players, played key roles in taking the Toon to within touching distance of Champions League qualification before missing out on the final day and finishing fifth.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits Scott Parker could miss Euro 2012 if his Achilles fails to respond to treatment. New England boss Roy Hodgson is set to name his squad for the finals in Ukraine and Poland later today and Parker, who captained England last time out against Holland, is now a major doubt.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists he needs to improve his squad this summer if the Blues are to build on their Premier League title triumph.
David Gill has revealed Manchester United are already looking into ways to strengthen their squad and snatch the Premier League title back from Manchester City next season. Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Shinji Kagawa will “definitely not” be signing a new deal with the club. Reports in Germany claimed that Kagawa’s agent had flown to England to open talks with Manchester United, who have long been regarded as favourites to land the 23-year old.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel “wants to know what the club’s aims and ambitions are” before penning a new deal according to his agent.
In European news Porto chief Pinto da Costa insists that their stance over Hulk has not changed and they do not want to sell him. The Brazilian international is Porto’s talisman, and has led them to consecutive titles in Portugal. He has though been constantly linked with moves away from the Estadio do Dragao, with Europe’s elite tracking him including Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid. AC Milan has moved swiftly to dismiss a report that Massimilano Allegri is no longer on speaking terms with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has asked for the striker to be sold. The pairs relationship has completely broken down, with the Rossoneri coach also said to have informed club owner Silvio Burlusconi that the Swede has fallen out with a number of his team mates. Serie A champions Juventus will launch an £8m bid for Tottenham’s Benoit Assou-Ekotto, should Spurs miss out on next seasons Champions League. The Cameroon international has become one of the most highly rated left-backs in the Premier League after another consistent season at White Hart Lane.
Nigel Reo-Coker is set to leave relegated Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer. The 28-year old joined Bolton last summer after leaving Aston Villa on a Bosman transfer. Reo-Coker had a release clause in his contract and has now informed the club that he will be utilising this to leave the Reebok Stadium following their drop to the Championship.
In managerial news Roberto Martinez is a man in demand, Aston Villa are believed to have put the Spaniard top of their list with Norwich boss Paul Lambert. However Martinez is believed to be the man the Liverpool brass want to replace Kenny Dalglish, should the Scot and the club part ways.
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