Espanyol have confirmed the signing of Villarreal midfielder Wakaso Mubarak, who will pen a four-year deal at Cornella El-Prat.
Espanyol boss Mauricio Pochettino says he would have been happy to play against the top sides at the beginning of La Liga.
Espanyol defender Jordi Amat says he has heard nothing about a proposed move to Barcelona, reports Sport.
Veteran left-back Joan Capdevila is on the verge of a return to La Liga with Espanyol, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Midfielder Sergio Tejera says it is a 'dream' to return to Espanyol, the club where he started his career as a 10-year-old in 2000.
Espanyol are eyeing Birmingham City striker Nikola Zigic if they are unsuccessful in prising Felipe Caicedo away from Lokomotiv Moscow.
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