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Saturday January 18 2020
Manchester City linked with Villarreal's Ivan Morante

Manchester City have been linked with a January move for Villarreal's teenage star Ivan Morante.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that he is unlikely to make any major signings during the transfer window, however the defending Premier League champions could open to a moves for young players.

The 19-year old midfielder has caught the eye so far this season, playing a starring role in Villarreal's reserve team, and recieving his first Spanish cap at U20 level back in July.

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Saturday January 18 2020
Villarreal’s Karl Toko Ekambi seals Lyon move

Villarreal striker Karl Toko Ekambi has joined Ligue 1 side Lyon.

The 27-year old Cameroonian international has been linked with a move away from El Madrigal during the January transfer window, and the French side have now officially confirmed the €18.5M deal.

Ekambi has not joined in time to be included in the squad to face Ligue 1 rivals Lille tonight, however he confirmed he would be in the stands at Parc OL to watch his new team mates in action.

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Friday January 10 2020
Liverpool want Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze

Highly-rated Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze is wanted by European champions and current Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Diario Sport draw on reports in the English press that the player is on a shortlist for the Merseyside club as he would fit the profile of their attack.

The 20-year-old Nigerian is enjoying an impressive rise to prominence for the Yellow Submarine’s first-team squad after only making his debut in November 2018.

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Tuesday January 7 2020
Lyon want Villarreal striker Karl Toko Ekambi

Lyon have identified Villarreal striker Karl Toko Ekambi as a key transfer target, according to a report in Spain.

The possible departure of striker Moussa Dembele alongside an injury to Memphis Depay has ensured the Ligue 1 club are keen to bolster their attacking options this month.

According to fichajes.net, Toko Ekambi is on the radar of Lyon and they want to bring the player back to the French top-flight.

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Thursday January 2 2020
Espanyol, Atletico Madrid talking with Milan's Samu Castillejo

Atletico Madrid and Espanyol are both in talks to land Milan midfielder Samu Castillejo, according to a report in Diario Sport.

It is claimed that Espanyol are leading the race for the player and are keen to loan him until the end of the season, with Atleti also lodging an interest in the midfielder.

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Monday December 30 2019
Atletico Madrid target striker Cedric Bakambu

Former Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu is a January transfer target for Atletico Madrid, according to Deportes Cuatro.

The Congolese striker left La Liga in February 2018 when Beijing Guoan triggered his €40m release clause at the Yellow Submarine, temporarily making him the world’s most expensive African player.

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Friday December 27 2019
Man City want Villarreal defender Pau Torres

Manchester City have identified Villarreal defender and Spain international Pau Torres to bolster their backline, according to reports.

The 22-year-old has started all 18 of the Yellow Submarine’s La Liga games to date this campaign and made his debut for the Spanish national team in November - replacing Sergio Ramos in the 7-0 win over Malta, when he also netted.

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Friday December 20 2019
Former Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan appointed Penarol boss

Former Villarreal and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan has been appointed as the new boss at Uruguayan club Penarol.

The Uruguayan, now aged 40, spent seven years in Spanish football across stints with Villarreal and Atletico Madrid.

In his first season in Spanish football, he scored 25 league goals and won the Pichichi award as the most prolific player in La Liga.

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Wednesday December 18 2019
Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze on Chelsea shortlist

Highly-rated Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze is on Chelsea’s transfer shortlist for January, according to The Telegraph.

The 20-year-old Nigerian is enjoying an impressive rise to prominence for the Yellow Submarine’s first-team squad after only making his debut in November last year.

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Friday December 6 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

Looking ahead to the weekend games in La Liga, Alex Fitzpatrick asks if Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla can keep winning to pressurise the top two.

Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui

Deadlock at the top

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