ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Athletic Bilbao have confirmed Carlos Gurpegui has joined the staff of Coach Ernesto Valverde.
A protected witness has named Real Madrid midfielder Isco as the third player in the Torbe sexual assault case.
Aymeric Laporte says he appreciates the interest of the clubs who tried for his signature but he is convinced by Athletic Bilbao.
Aymeric Laporte has rejected Manchester City to stay with Athletic Bilbao and become the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
Aritz Aduriz admits it is “a real privilege” to represent Spain at Euro 2016, while David de Gea “is perfectly fine”.
Iker Muniain has called for the support of Athletic Bilbao fans after branding allegations of his involvement in the Torbe scandal “absolutely false”.
David de Gea, Iker Muniain and possibly Isco have been implicated in the sexual-abuse case against adult-film entrepreneur Ignacio Allende.
Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta is linked with Barcelona while Athletic Bilbao are also considering the Chelsea full-back.
Athletic Bilbao’s Aritz Aduriz regards his inclusion in Spain’s Euro 2016 squad as a ‘privilege’ as it’s ‘not normal’ at his age.
Josu Urrutia has made it clear that Athletic Bilbao could yet keep Aymeric Laporte this summer, despite heavy speculation about the defender’s future.
Fernando Llorente is hoping “luck” is on Sevilla’s side when they contest the Copa del Rey and Europa League finals later this month.
A plan to revamp the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, inspired by basketball’s final four, has reportedly been discussed.
Javier Tebas assures La Liga is paying close attention to every game to make sure the season ends without any favours.
Quique Setien paid tribute to Juan Carlos Valeron after the veteran played his last home game for Las Palmas.
The dates and times of La Liga’s final round have been confirmed as the title race and relegation fight go to the wire.
Live coverage of the penultimate round of the 2015-16 La Liga season as Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid fight for the title.
The destination of the title could be decided today while the relegation picture can change in La Liga’s penultimate round of fixtures.
Ernesto Valverde hopes Aymeric Laporte stays at Athletic Bilbao as he looks toward the end of the season.
Aymeric Laporte has refuted speculation that Manchester City are closing in on his signature as “my loyalty and profound respect for Athletic Bilbao is full”.
Basque television claims Manchester City will activate Aymeric Laporte’s €50m buyout clause this summer as Athletic Bilbao are resigned to the defender’s exit.
Ernesto Valverde admitted Gustavo Cabral’s three minutes of madness helped Athletic Bilbao in their 2-1 win against Celta Vigo on Sunday.
Ernesto Valverde has insisted that Athletic Bilbao “are going for fifth” in La Liga to avoid any summer qualifiers ahead of Sunday’s trip to Celta Vigo.
Paolo Maldini has spoken of his ‘admiration’ for Athletic Bilbao after receiving the One Club Man award from the Basques.
Villarreal defender Eric Bailly has reportedly emerged as Barcelona’s alternative to Jose Gimenez, Aymeric Laporte and Marquinhos.
Ernesto Valverde conceded Athletic Bilbao “weren’t superior” to Levante in Sunday’s dramatic 2-2 draw and questioned the “fairness” of his side’s comeback.
Athletic Bilbao will be without Aritz Aduriz for Sunday’s trip to Levante, but Ernesto Valverde is optimistic of a speedy recovery from injury for the striker.
Ernesto Valverde reminds that Atletico Madrid aren’t the only side with objectives as they go to Athletic Bilbao’s San Mames.
Ernesto Valverde hailed Athletic Bilbao’s “incredible heart” as Sunday’s 1-0 win at Malaga moved them up to fifth in La Liga.
Ernesto Valverde accused La Liga of “victimising” its Europa League representatives as Athletic Bilbao prepare for an early kick-off against Malaga.
Athletic Bilbao have been dealt a fitness boost as Aritz Aduriz’s injury against Sevilla on Thursday is not bad as first feared.

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