ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi has turned down the opportunity to join Athletic Bilbao, according to Carlo Ancelotti.
Ernesto Valverde is hopeful that Athletic Bilbao’s run to the Copa del Rey semi-finals can inspire a much-needed resurgence in La Liga.
Athletic Bilbao captain Carlos Gurpegi has warned of the dangers posed by his side’s 0-0 first-leg Copa del Rey draw at Malaga.
Athletic Bilbao target Asier Illarramendi is set to reject the opportunity to move to San Mames before the end of the transfer window.
Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde believes the 1-1 draw with Malaga at San Mames was unfair on his players, who should have won the game.
Malaga boss Javi Gracia believes his players are continuing to improve after seeing them come back from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Athletic Bilbao.
Real Madrid are showing interest in Athletic Bilbao central defender Aymeric Laporte, according to Marca.
Ernesto Valverde claims Athletic Bilbao have shown great desire to ‘start from scratch’ ahead of Sunday’s encounter with Malaga in La Liga.
Carlo Ancelotti insists he has ‘total faith’ in Asier Illarramendi’s ability to perform in a Real Madrid jersey.
Gorka Iraizoz has signed a new contract with Athletic Bilbao, which will keep him at the club until 2016.
Asier Illarramendi has insisted that he does not want to leave Real Madrid, despite Lucas Silva’s imminent arrival.
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde has confirmed the club are interested in bringing Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi to San Mames.
Malaga boss Javi Gracia said he was thankful for not having conceded in the first-leg Copa del Rey quarter-final clash with Athletic Bilbao.
Ernesto Valverde thought Athletic Bilbao’s scoreless draw at Malaga was a game that ‘did not open up’, although he was pleased with the result.
Malaga boss Javi Gracia is looking to make history when Los Blanquiazules face Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi is the subject of an offer from Athletic Bilbao to take him on loan for the remainder of the season.
Borja Viguera maintains he is not worried about Athletic Bilbao’s situation despite the Basques hovering just three points above the relegation zone.
Ernesto Valverde believes Athletic Bilbao are starting from scratch now the first half of the season is over and done with.
Athletic Bilbao want to take Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi on loan for the rest for the season, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Eduardo Berizzo is confident Celta Vigo can draw inspiration from their last two matches when they face Espanyol in a must-win encounter on Sunday.
Marcelino has confessed that Villarreal are looking to sign a winger before the end of the January transfer window.
Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde accepted that the fans had a right to jeer his team from the pitch after losing 2-0 to Celta Vigo.
Celta Vigo boss Eduardo Berizzo said he was ‘satisfied’ with his team’s 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao despite going out of the Copa del Rey.
Fran Escriba has challenged Elche to generate momentum in their survival bid following Sunday's 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Ernesto Valverde says that while Athletic Bilbao’s visit of Elche this afternoon ‘is not a final’, he considers the La Liga fixture as a must-win match.
Ernesto Valverde is taking nothing for granted despite Athletic Bilbao’s 4-2 first-leg Copa del Rey win over Celta Vigo at Balaidos.
Celta Vigo boss Eduardo Berizzo says the Copa del Rey tie is all but over after his side’s 4-2 first-leg defeat to Athletic Bilbao at Balaidos.
Victor Fernandez has suggested that the negative Deportivo La Coruna fans are ‘losing their sanity’ following Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Ernesto Valverde has maintained that Athletic Bilbao’s performance on the pitch will not be affected by the upcoming presidential elections.
Ernesto Valverde was honest in his assessment of Athletic Bilbao’s laboured 1-0 Copa del Rey win over Alcoyano after the game.

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