ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Barcelona have identified striker Fernando Llorente as a January transfer window target following the exit of Munir El Haddadi, claim El Mundo Deportivo.
Athletic Club Bilbao boss Gaizka Garitano has warned ‘our situation is still bad’ despite Sunday’s impressive 2-0 victory at home to Sevilla.
Athletic Bilbao have launched a ‘full offensive’ to sign Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente this month, according to El Correo.
Athletic Club Bilbao have confirmed the return of Ibai Gomez from Alaves after activating his €3.5m release clause.
Athletic Bilbao sporting director Rafael Alkorta has confirmed the club want in returns for Javi Martinez, Ibai Gomez, Ander Herrera and Fernando Llorente.
Out-of-favour Tottenham forward Fernando Llorente may well return to Athletic Club Bilbao this summer with a potential move ‘taking shape’, reports Marca.
Businessman and cook Aitor Elizegi has been appointed as the new president of Athletic Club Bilbao following a vote.
Galatasaray and Olympiakos have both joined the race to sign out-of-favour Tottenham forward Fernando Llorente, according to reports.
Athletic Bilbao ended the year afloat, despite Real Valladolid’s last-gasp equaliser in La Liga Week 17, while Alaves returned to winning ways.
Aymeric Laporte insists ‘playing for Spain is out of the question’ but claims France boss Didier Deschamps is excluding him ‘for personal reasons’.
Inaki Williams has opened the door for striker Fernando Llorente’s return to Athletic Club Bilbao: “Good players would be welcomed.”
Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente is open to a return to Athletic Club Bilbao, where he spent eight years of his career.
Athletic Club Bilbao won their first La Liga match in 14 attempts thanks to Aritz Aduriz’s last-minute penalty at home to Girona.
Eduardo Berizzo has been sacked by Athletic Club Bilbao after a 13-game winless run in La Liga, with Gaizka Garitano replacing him in the hotseat.
Eduardo Berizzo has stated that ‘if my resignation helps, then it will happen’ after Athletic Club’s 3-0 defeat at Levante on Monday.
Sevilla moved top of La Liga in Week 13 as Valencia won again, Villarreal finally triumphed at home and Athletic Bilbao slipped into the relegation zone.
Iker Muniain has signed a five-year contract extension at Athletic Club Bilbao, extending his stay at the club until 2024 at least.
Athletic Club Bilbao defender Yuri Berchiche has been suspended for three matches after an altercation with a referee, it has been confirmed.
Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao are among the clubs interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, say Diario AS.
Diego Godin admits he is facing a month out after scoring Atletico Madrid’s winner in a 3-2 victory over Athletic Bilbao through the pain barrier.
Athletic Club Bilbao forward Iker Muniain has emerged as a potential transfer target for Liverpool, according to reports.
Marcelino insists Valencia showed they were ‘not in crisis’ at Athletic Bilbao, despite his side recording their 10th draw of the season.
Espanyol went second with victory over Huesca in La Liga Week 9, while Real Valladolid continued their resurgence under Ronaldo.
Athletic Club Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria is sidelined due to an ‘acute infectious process’ following a high fever, according to reports in Spain.
Spain boss Luis Enrique has explained Inigo Martinez’s absence from the national squad despite playing for Athletic Club Bilbao.
La Liga Week 8 saw Real Sociedad claim bragging rights in the Basque derby but Cristhian Stuani’s goals once more fail to fire Girona to victory.
Athletic Club Bilbao have confirmed goalkeeper Alex Remiro has asked to leave the club and will be allowed to depart next year.
Lionel Messi has warned Barcelona that they ‘must improve in many areas’ after their 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde decided to rest Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets against Athletic Bilbao ‘in the best interests of the team’.
Ernesto Valverde insists the attitude of his Barcelona players has been ‘extraordinary’, despite dropping points in their last two games.
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