All of the latest La Liga news.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed signing David Villa is not his main priority. Arsenal are one of the clubs who have been heavily linked with a move for Villa but Wenger says there are other pressing issues he must address at the Gunners, which overrule his admiration for the striker.
Malaga star Joaquin says UEFA are unfair to pick on the small La Liga club as an example to others. Malaga have been banned from all UEFA competitions next season because they have failed to pay wages and tax bills on time which goes against Financial Fair Play rules.
Manuel Pellegrini’s agent has confirmed that Chelsea have made contact over the vacant manager’s position at Stamford Bridge. The Chilean has claimed he will not leave the Spanish side in the middle of the season but has insisted he would love the chance to manage in the Premier League.
Barcelona midfielder Xavi admits that he and other teammates miss Tito Vilanova. The Barca boss is currently undergoing treatment in New York as he experiences his second fight against cancer. His assistant Jordi Roura continues to take charge of the team.
Real Madrid could be in line to swoop for Barcelona star Gerard Deulofeu this summer. The player is regarded as the best player that club have produced since Lionel Messi which means they could cash in on him big time if they are prepared to sell to their arch rivals.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has urged star winger Gareth Bale to resist a move to Spain. Bale has been heavily linked with a summer move to Real Madrid, which only grows and gets stronger with each impressive performance she delivers for the North London side.
Barcelona defender Adriano has claimed he would be delighted if the club signed Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. De Gea’s brilliant performance against Real Madrid in mid-week has triggered a wave of stories suggesting United may be forced to sell him for big money.
Swansea City striker Michu has dismissed speculation that he could return to La Liga this summer. Michu joined Swansea last summer in a £2 million deal from Rayo Vallecano. Despite the fact he’s signed a new contract, several sources are claiming he could return to Spain.
Marca has claimed that Valencia midfielder Ever Banega could be on the move to Serie A this summer. The Spanish newspaper is reporting that the new Spanish citizen is being linked with several moves to different Serie A sides including both Milan clubs.
David Villa is recovering at home following a second spell of surgery. Villa had surgery earlier in the week to sort out a kidney stone problem but underwent a second operation when he was re-admitted complaining of abdominal pain. He will definitely miss Barcelona’s Champions League clash against AC Milan.
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