VILLARREAL NEWS

Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals has rejected approaches from West Ham United and Fulham, say reports in the Spanish press.
Villarreal boss Javier Calleja admitted that there is a possibility the club will sack him following his side’s 2-2 draw at Rayo Vallecano.
Villarreal playmaker Santi Cazorla took time to honour Rayo Vallecano fan Jorge Muñoz, who died earlier this week aged 14.
Sevilla and Alaves both won to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona in La Liga Week 12, while there was finally some respite for Valencia.
Villarreal boss Javier Calleja believes his side ‘have to correct’ their second-half performances after their 0-0 draw with Rapid Vienna.
Real Madrid have identified Villarreal defender Alfonso Pedraza as a potential transfer target, according to Radio Marca.
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.
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