ALAVES NEWS

Alaves continued their recent strong run of form as they edged out struggling Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 on Saturday.
Abelardo Fernandez confessed Alaves’ run was “not normal” after they moved seven points clear of La Liga’s relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Villarreal.
Alaves have agreed to allow Serbian forward Aleksandar Katai to join MLS side Chicago Fire on a loan deal, it has been confirmed.
Week 22 was one to forget for Italians in La Liga, barring Giampaolo Pazzini, as Vincenzo Montella’s Sevilla were thrashed and Daniele Bonera saw red.
Getafe are close to completing the signing of midfielder Mubarak Wakaso from Alaves, according to reports in the Spanish press.
Ernesto Valverde felt Samuel Umtiti's handball against Alaves was 'involuntary' but urged Barcelona not to expect too much too soon from Philippe Coutinho.
Luis Suarez claims “there was also a penalty on me” in response to Samuel Umtiti's handball but admits Barcelona may have underestimated Alaves.
John Guidetti has demanded VAR in La Liga after Alaves were denied a 'clear' penalty against Barcelona, while their President branded the incident a 'scandal'.
Barcelona came back from a goal down to beat Alaves 2-1 on Sunday and stay 11 points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to Lionel Messi's late free kick.
Barcelona will be looking to restore their 11-point lead at the top of La Liga with victory over Alaves as Philippe Coutinho makes his full debut for the Catalans.
Barcelona have called up Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina to face Alaves, but Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes fail to make the cut.
Ernesto Valverde has warned Barcelona not to “get carried away or make any assumptions” in the title race, despite their 11-point lead at the top of La Liga.
Real Betis are close to completing the signing of Porto defender Miguel Layun with a deal potentially being processed this week, say reports in Spain.
Two late goals rescued a point for Leganes at ten-man Alaves in an entertaining clash at Estadio Mendizorroza on Sunday.
Marcelino was ‘annoyed’ with Valencia’s display against Alaves in the Copa del Rey as “it seemed like we were already in the semi-finals.”
Alaves moved out of La Liga’s relegation zone for the first time this season with a hard-fought victory over a misfiring Sevilla on Sunday.
Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella will be looking for his first Liga win when he takes his side to Alaves on Sunday.
Espanyol and Barcelona are both paired in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, while Leganes and Real Madrid lock horns in a mini-derby.
Alaves have confirmed the signing of Espanyol winger Hernan Perez on loan until the end of the season.
Former Malaga midfielder Fernando Tissone looks set for a return to La Liga with a quartet of clubs interested in his signing, according to reports in Spain.
Bojan Krkic wants to cut short his stay at Alaves to return to Stoke City this month after failing to land first team football, according to reports.
New Alaves striker John Guidetti is ‘very happy’ after joining the Basque club on loan from Celta Vigo for the remainder of the campaign.
Alaves have completed the signing of Celta Vigo striker John Guidetti on a loan deal for the remainder of the season, it has been confirmed.
Valencia bounced back against Girona in La Liga Week 18 as Athletic Bilbao continued their mid-season renaissance.
Alfredo Ortuno has revealed regret he could not join a La Liga club this summer following his January move to MLS side Real Salt Lake.
Celta Vigo have confirmed John Guidetti will leave the club in the coming days with Alaves favourite to sign the striker.
Vincenzo Montella got off to a winning start as Sevilla Coach as his side recorded a 2-0 victory at high-flying La Liga 123 side Cadiz.
Alaves have confirmed that midfielder Enzo Zidane has left the club to join Swiss side Lausanne-Sport.
Celta Vigo striker John Guidetti looks set to leave the club on a loan deal in January with three La Liga rivals reportedly interested in a move.
Munir El Haddadi gave Alaves a crucial win against fellow strugglers Malaga in La Liga on Thursday evening.
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