Claims Liam Gallagher

Oasis star Liam Gallagher has claimed that the band are almost ready to go into the studio and record their new album.

The outspoken star is currently on a tour of Europe, and having assaulted Italy Oasis have now turned their attentions onto Portugal. It won't be over for the continent after the tour finishes either - the band have confirmed appearances at Melt! and Benacassim.

In an interview with Portuguese TV show 'Top+' the singer said he is desperate to get back into the studio.

"Personally, after the tour I think we should have a couple of months off - not too long, maybe six months. Then I think we should go back in the studio, make another album."

He added: "But it's not down to me, you know what I mean, because I'm not a solo artist."

Oasis released their last solo album 'Dig Out Your Soul' in 2008. A massive success, it became the band's best selling album in the United States breaching the Top Ten on the Billboard chart. The band are set to play a huge tour of the UK over the summer, playing some of the biggest venues in the nation.

Liam Gallagher also praised Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, though he insisted 'The Special One' is not as special as he is.

"He's a dude and I like him," said Gallagher. "He's cool man. And he's got passion. But he's not as special as me though."

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