ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Barcelona will look to sign Aymeric Laporte once their transfer ban is over, according to reports.
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde offered little when asked about his chances of Coaching Barcelona next season.
Javier Mascherano has insisted that Barcelona have to try and fight for the League title right until the end.
Aritz Aduriz’s goal was cancelled out by Pedro and Lionel Messi as Barcelona came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1.
Barcelona have made four changes from the side that lost to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, as they prepare to face Athletic Bilbao.
Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde are the two men in the frame to take over at Barcelona, it is believed.
Bayern Munich Coach Pep Guardiola has been linked with a summer move for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde has insisted he isn’t a candidate to replace Tata Martino at Barcelona next season.
Ernesto Valverde was delighted with his Athletic Bilbao side after they beat Malaga 3-0 on Monday.
Bernd Schuster has admitted that Malaga’s only objective for the rest of the season is to stay in the top flight.
Ernesto Valverde believes tonight’s game against Malaga is crucial to Athletic Bilbao’s Champions League aspirations.
Joaquin Caparros thought his Levante side were deservedly beat by Athletic Bilbao on Monday evening.
Ernesto Valverde admitted he was ‘very aware’ about how important Monday’s win over Levante was.
Ernesto Valverde believes Athletic Bilbao’s visit to Levante tonight is a chance for the Champions League chasers to resurrect their form.
Oscar De Marcos has warned that Athletic Bilbao can’t consider a Champions League place guaranteed yet.
Ernesto Valverde has revealed he wants Atletico Madrid to win the League this season.
Diego Simeone believes that Atletico will have to be ‘at their best’ if they are to beat Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid vice-captain Tiago has compared his team’s exploits so far this season to those of Robin Hood.
Ernesto Valverde had few complaints with the result after Athletic Bilbao drew 0-0 with Elche on Tuesday.
Elche Coach Fran Escriba believes the goalless draw with Athletic Bilbao is a positive result considering the strength of the opposition.
Cosmin Contra has called on Getafe to be more dangerous in attack if they are to preserve their La Liga status.
Ernesto Valverde was disappointed with Athletic Bilbao’s performance in the 1-0 win over Getafe.
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Iturraspe has said he is under no illusions regarding the difficulty of qualifying for the Champions League.
Villarreal Coach Marcelino was unhappy with the decision to send off Gabriel Paulista in the 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde has praised the performance of Villarreal after the 1-1 draw between the sides on Monday.
The European Union have made formal accusations against seven Spanish clubs, with claims that they have breached competition rules.
Ander Iturraspe believes Athletic Bilbao’s current form has led to a positive atmosphere among the players.
Ernesto Valverde was pleased with a point from the game against Valencia, admitting Athletic Bilbao could have been beaten.
Valencia Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi was pleased his side restored their image against Athletic Bilbao after losing to Rayo Vallecano.
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde doesn’t feel a draw would be a good result from Sunday’s game against Valencia.

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