Football News Roundup – 15/10/12
England 5-0 thrashing of San Marino might have been a stroll in the park, but Tuesday's clash with Poland in Warsaw is expected to be a much tighter affair. England will have to watch out for danger-man Robert Lewandowski, the Borussia Dortmund striker who has been in lethal form for the club with 32 goals in 73 Bundesliga appearances.
Manchester United and Chelsea are believed to be battling for Lewandowski's signature this January, but the striker has admitted that whilst flattered by such interest, he won't be leaving Dortmund in the near future.
'I have a contract with Borussia and I focus on that. I focus on being at my best in every single match. I want to play the best season of my career.'
Aston Villa have tried to quash rumours that Darren Bent is on his way out of the club. Speculation is rife that the 28-year-old could leave after losing the captaincy and being relegated to the bench in the last few matches.
But a spokesman for the club has said that there is not a problem. Liverpool and QPR have expressed interest in the player before, and if Bent continues to warm the bench, don't be too surprised if the striker leaves the Villa Park in January.
Liverpool are set to expand the capacity of Anfield to 60,000 rather than move in to a new stadium. The project will cost roughly £150m with work set to begin in 2014. Anfield currently has a capacity of 42,000, a small venue in comparison to Old Trafford at 75,000 and the Emirates Stadium at 60,000.
Residents have raised concerns in the past about what effect the redevelopment will have on the area, and how many houses would have to be demolished to accommodate the club's plans for the larger stadium and hotel complex.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner