ESPANYOL NEWS

Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz is set to leave the club for €15m this month although his destination remains unclear, say reports in Spain.
33-year-old forward Sergio Garcia has completed his return to Espanyol after two years of playing in Qatar, the club have confirmed.
Espanyol have completed the permanent signing of Leo Baptistao from Atletico Madrid, having previously owned 50% of the striker’s rights.
Tottenham Hotspur have an option to sign Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez on a permanent basis but this will expire at the end of June.
Napoli defender Raul Albiol has rejected the chance to return to La Liga after turning down the opportunity to join Espanyol, say reports.
Espanyol have completed the permanent signing of forward Pablo Piatti for €1.5m from Valencia following a successful loan spell.
Espanyol have completed a permanent deal for goalkeeper Diego Lopez from Italian side Milan, the Catalan club have confirmed.
Tony Adams admits he is relieved that his Granada “nightmare” is over as “nothing was going to work with this group of players.”
Tottenham Hotspur and Espanyol are at loggerheads with the fee involved for the transfer of goalkeeper Pau Lopez this summer, say reports in Spain.
Felipe Caicedo is set to leave Espanyol this summer with the club willing to let him leave on a loan deal, according to a report.
Valencia edged past Espanyol in Saturday’s Week 37 action, but there wasn’t such respite for Tony Adams, whose Granada suffered a seventh straight defeat.
With neither side having anything to play for, Espanyol host Valencia in a dead rubber on Saturday to get La Liga’s penultimate round under way.
Deportivo La Coruna failed to alleviate their relegation fears as they crashed to a 2-1 home defeat by Espanyol with only two games remaining.
Deportivo La Coruna can finally guarantee their place in La Liga next season if they avoid defeat to a similarly-misfiring Espanyol on Sunday.
A Barcelona fan has been banned from football stadiums in Spain after firing a fake gun in Saturday’s Catalan derby against Espanyol.
Espanyol are set to be punished for chants in relation to Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and his partner Shakira during Saturday’s Catalan derby.
Arsenal striker Lucas Perez is set for a summer exit from North London amid interest from a number of La Liga clubs, say reports in Spain.
Luis Enrique says he is confident that Barcelona will contest La Liga and the Copa del Rey “at 100 percent” after Saturday’s 3-0 win at Espanyol.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez insists he was not “obsessed” about ending his goal drought after his brace at Espanyol on Saturday.
Luis Suarez ended his goal drought as Barcelona remained in the La Liga title race with a 3-0 win at Catalan neighbours Espanyol on Saturday.
Neymar is back from suspension to reunite Barcelona's MSN frontline in tonight's Catalan derby at Espanyol.
Join Football Espana for this La Liga Saturday as Real Madrid host Valencia, before Espanyol and Barcelona contest the Catalan Derby!
James Rodriguez starts over Isco for Real Madrid this afernoon against Valencia, who are without Mestalla hero Simone Zaza.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says while Neymar “is a specialist” in managing derbies, “controlling his emotions will be vital and necessary”.
Andres Iniesta is a major doubt for Barcelona’s trip to Espanyol on Saturday after missing training on Friday due to a muscular injury.
Sporting Gijon had to settle for a point at home to Espanyol as their battle against relegation looks set to run until the end of the campaign.
Espanyol are prioritising retaining on-loan duo Diego Lopez and Diego Reyes beyond the current season, confirmed chief executive Ramon Robert.
Diego Simeone hailed his side’s performance level in their hard-fought victory at Espanyol to consolidate third place in La Liga.
Diego Simeone refused to acknowledge Real Madrid as Atletico’s opponents in the Champions League semi-finals ahead of Saturday’s trip to Espanyol.
Leo Baptistao scored a brilliant injury-time winner for Espanyol to see off relegation-threatened Leganes in Sunday’s early kick-off.
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