VILLARREAL NEWS

Real Betis Coach Quique Setien is confident his side can win away at Barcelona and Villarreal ‘to get out of trouble’.
Under-pressure Villarreal Coach Javi Calleja admitted Sunday’s late defeat to a ‘dubious foul’ at Alaves was ‘painful’.
Diego Simeone hailed La Liga as an ‘extraordinary’ division, despite Atletico Madrid dropping points to Villarreal on Saturday.
Relations at boardroom level between Villarreal and Atletico Madrid have become strained after the latter signed a youth player, say reports in Spain.
Real Betis won their first European game in five years but Sevilla lost in Russia and Villarreal needed a late comeback draw in Moscow.
Valencia finally won their first game of the season in La Liga Week 7, while Real Betis needed a late goal to beat Leganes.
Sevilla hit Levante for six in the second half of La Liga’s Week 5 action, but there was more misery for Valencia.
Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla has noted Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard as his ‘role model’ ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash.
Villarreal boss Javier Calleja has drawn comparisons between Glasgow Rangers and Leganes: “They will take advantage of set pieces.”
Villarreal have agreed a deal to sign Huesca midfielder Gonzalo Melero next summer as a free agent, the club have confirmed.
Getafe condemned Sevilla to successive defeats in La Liga Week 4, but there were winning returns for Villarreal and Espanyol.
Sunday’s bout at Butarque involves both of La Liga’s bottom teams, with Leganes and Villarreal out to stop the rot.
Valencia and Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has been cleared of a doping violation after anti-doping authorities found no ‘signs of irregular behaviour’.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed an investigation is ongoing into Valencia winger and Russia international Denis Cheryshev.
Valencia and Russia winger Denis Cheryshev is reportedly under investigation for allegedly taking a banned growth hormone.
Villarreal have completed the signing of experienced midfielder and free agent Manuel Iturra, the club have confirmed.
La Liga Week 3 was hit by derby fever, with Eibar and Real Betis claiming bragging rights and Valencia having theirs taken away.
Real Betis, Sevilla and Villarreal have all discovered their opponents in this season’s group stages of the Europa League.
Espanyol achieved a first by beating Valencia in La Liga Week 2, while nothing could separate Sevilla and Villarreal.
Levante stunned Real Betis and defensive errors cost Villarreal against Real Sociedad in the first half of La Liga’s opening round.
Santi Cazorla prepares for his first Liga match in six years as Villarreal host Real Sociedad in the opening round.
Milan have completed the signing of Villarreal midfielder Samu Castillejo on an initial loan deal with an €18m agreement to buy, say reports.
Villarreal have confirmed striker Carlos Bacca has returned to the club on a permanent basis from Milan after a successful loan spell.
Villarreal midfielder Samu Castillejo has arrived in Milan ahead of completing a big-money move to the Italian giants, reports confirm.
Striker Gerard Moreno has explained how becoming Villarreal’s club record €25m signing has ‘motivated and excited’ him.
Valencia have completed the season-long loan signing of midfielder Denis Cheryshev from La Liga rivals Villarreal, it has been confirmed.
Milan and Villarreal are closing in on a deal which will take Samu Castillejo to Serie A with Carlos Bacca joining the Yellow Submarine permanently.
Valencia are closing in on a deal to re-sign midfielder Denis Cheryshev from Villarreal, according to Diario AS.
Villarreal midfielder Samu Castillejo has been the subject of an enquiry from Serie A club Milan, according to reports.
Milan have reportedly agreed terms with Sporting CP for the sale of Carlos Bacca but the striker would prefer to return to Villarreal.
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