VILLARREAL NEWS

Ousmane Dembele bagged a brace as a dominant Barcelona demolished Villarreal 5-1 on Wednesday evening.
Ousmane Dembele is one of several new faces in the Barcelona XI against Villarreal, while Real Madrid's second string take on Sevilla.
Villarreal boss Javi Calleja says he is confident of his team producing a good performance when they take on Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to miss a week of action with an ankle injury but will ready to return for the final La Liga game and the Champions League final.
Villarreal have lodged a bid for in-demand Angers striker and Cameroon international Karl Toko Ekambi, according to reports.
Carlos Bacca may not remain with Villarreal next season as Roma are interested in a potential swap deal with his parent club Roma, say reports.
Villarreal will attempt to sign Espanyol striker Gerard Moreno in a €20m deal this summer, according to reports in the Spanish press.
Espanyol, Deportivo and Malaga have all made moves to appoint former Villarreal Coach Fran Escriba this summer, say reports in Spain.
Two own goals won Real Sociedad the Basque derby and Carlos Bacca’s hat-trick took down Celta Vigo in La Liga Week 35.
Almost half of clubs in La Liga have paid their own tributes to Andres Iniesta, who will leave Barcelona at the end of the season.
Inter have made Villarreal midfielder Roberto Soriano a priority target for the summer transfer window, according to reports in the Spanish press.
Villarreal tightened their group on a European qualification slot as they beat Leganes after Sevilla were held by Deportivo on Tuesday.
An ‘angry’ Vincenzo Montella felt Sevilla did not have any ‘luck’ for the second weekend running after their 2-2 draw with Villarreal.
Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria has explained his side’s weekend clash with Villarreal as their ‘biggest of the season so far’.
Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals has admitted concern after fainting during Monday’s defeat against Athletic Bilbao.
Inigo Cordoba, Inaki Williams and Iker Muniain netted for Athletic Bilbao to place a dent in Villarreal’s European hopes.
Valencia and Villarreal are among the clubs eyeing a summer transfer for Pescara midfielder German Brugman, say reports in the Spanish press.
A trio of top flight Spanish clubs are interested in signing ADO Den Haag defender Wilfried Kanon, according to reports.
La Liga basement side Malaga earned a small slimmer of hope in their battle against the drop with a victory at home to European-chasing Villarreal.
Villarreal have decided against exercising their purchase option for on loan striker Carlos Bacca at the end of the season, say reports in Spain.
Villarreal have joined the race to sign Genk midfielder and Norwegian international Sander Berge, according to reports in the Spanish press.
The Spanish players’ union has accused La Liga of disrespecting home-grown talent after it paid clubs to sign Saudi players in January.
Villarreal defender Ruben Semedo was denied bail and will remain in jail until his trial for alleged attempted murder.
Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone has accepted his decisions were to blame for his side’s defeat at Villarreal on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid’s title hopes appear to be over after two late Enes Unal strikes condemned them to defeat at Villarreal.
Villarreal are keen on a deal to sign out-of-favour Roma midfielder Maxime Gonalons this summer, according to reports in Spain.
Paco Jemez launched a scathing attack on his Las Palmas players after their 2-0 defeat to Villarreal, suggesting the club should “get rid of everyone”.
Girona boss Pablo Machin says his side now have Europe “in their sights” after the Catalans reached the magical 40-point barrier.
Spanish football has reacted to the sudden passing of former Fiorentina and Italy defender Davide Astori.
In-form Girona will not only reach the 40-point mark with victory over Villarreal but close in on a Europa League berth.
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