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La Liga club-by-club transfer latest: June 18

Sports Mole takes a look at the recent transfer rumours from Spain's top flight.

Just to note, Eibar and Deportivo La Coruna have already been promoted from the Segunda Division, but the final place in La Liga for the 2014-15 season, which will go to either Cordoba or Las Palmas, has not yet been decided.

As a result, those involved in the playoffs have not been included in this particular list.

There has been much transfer activity at the 19 remaining clubs, however, and here, Sports Mole takes a look at what has occurred over the last seven days.


There had been talk that Francisco would depart as Almeria manager despite keeping the club in La Liga, but such speculation was quelled last month when the 35-year-old signed a contract extension. His first serious task of the summer was to convince star winger Aleix Vidal that his future was with the club.

However, the Spaniard has been powerless to stop the 24-year-old moving to Sevilla, who have been chasing the midfielder's services for some time.

That said, Almeria have managed to secure goalkeeper Julian Cuesta as part of the Vidal deal. Meanwhile, 21-year-old midfielder Ivan Sanchez has joined from Atletico Madrid's reserve side.

Athletic Bilbao

After finishing fourth in La Liga last term, Champions League football will arrive at San Mames next season. Improving the size of the squad will be key for Bilbao this summer, but their Basque-only policy makes it difficult to significantly boost the quality.

Osasuna's Roberto Torres remains a firm target for the club, but no movement has been apparent over the last week. There has been a concrete signing, however, with Borja Viguera joining in an £800,000 move from Alaves.

Another surprise name in the running is Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal, who is reportedly keen on leaving the Premier League club this summer with a view to returning to La Liga.

French centre-back Aymeric Laporte is widely regarded as one of the best young defenders in European football and has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona, but the player's release clause has recently been increased to £34m.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have reportedly renewed their interest in Ander Herrera.

Athletic's Ander Herrera in action against Sparta Prague on October 12, 2012© Getty Images

Atletico Madrid

Leading scorer from the 2013-14 campaign Diego Costa has still not officially completed his move to Chelsea, but the 25-year-old is almost certain to move to Stamford Bridge after the World Cup.

Talk of Filipe Luis following Costa has also gathered pace, while Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho recently revealed that Thibaut Courtois will return to his parent club following the World Cup.

Koke, meanwhile, continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona, but Arda Turan looks certain to stay after seemingly rejecting interest from the Catalan outfit.

Manchester United's interest in centre-back Miranda has also gathered pace, while Leo Baptistao is seemingly heading for a loan spell with Villarreal.

In terms of incomings, at least one new striker is expected to arrive, with Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku, Tottenham Hotspur's Roberto Soldado and Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo all linked with the Vicente Calderon.

Lukaku appears favourite to make the move, however, with Joel Robles, who played with the attacker at Everton last season, claiming that the Belgian forward wants to move to La Liga.

Talk of a move for Arsenal attacker Santi Cazorla has also gathered pace, while Nacho Monreal could reportedly follow Cazorla in moving from the Emirates to Atletico.

Despite already signing goalkeeper Miguel Moya from Getafe, Atletico have also been credited with an interest in Benfica stopper Jan Oblak.

Skipper Gabi, meanwhile, looks set to sign a new long-term contract.


Victor Valdes and Carlos Puyol have both departed the Catalan outfit on free transfers, while Cesc Fabregas last week completed a £27m move to Premier League side Chelsea.

Fabregas's spot in the squad has been filled, however, with Ivan Rakitic officially signing a five-year deal with the Spanish side on Monday.

There also remain question marks over the future of right-back Dani Alves, who has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, but fellow full-back Adriano is reportedly staying despite strong talk of a move to Roma.

Pedro looks likely to stay despite speculation of a move, but Alexis Sanchez continues to be linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Liverpool both believed to be in the running. Alex Song, meanwhile, has also been linked with a switch to Chelsea.

Xavi's future also remains uncertain, with Manchester United believed to be monitoring proceedings, while Al Sadd are reportedly in the picture.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen has arrived as the new first-choice goalkeeper, but a number two is needed with Jose Pinto also leaving the Camp Nou this summer. Real Sociedad's Claudio Bravo remains the favourite, but the experienced stopper has cooled talk of a move.

Talk of Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain making the move to Barca has also been mentioned in various quarters, with the Argentine revealing that he is "flattered" by the link.

Southampton's Dejan Lovren is the surprise name in the picture, but Barca are still reportedly in for Valencia's Jeremy Mathieu.

Highly-rated Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva has also emerged as a potential target.

Sevilla's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) vies with Valencia's French defender Jeremy Mathieu (L) and Valencia's midfielder Juan Bernat during the UEFA Europa League semifinal on April 24, 2014© Getty Images

Celta Vigo

As mentioned in the last update, Rafinha has returned to parent club Barcelona following an impressive loan spell with Celta last term.

There has been an incoming, however, with Joaquin Larrivey, who scored 12 times in La Liga last season, joining on a free transfer from Rayo Vallecano.

Argentine midfielder Augusto Fernandez, meanwhile, has been strongly linked with a move to Villarreal, but thus far that move is believed to be on hold.

Experienced forward Mario Bermejo retired from the game this summer, but has taken on a deputy sporting director role with the club.

Deportivo La Coruna

Former Spanish international Carlos Marchena played a key role in helping Deportivo win promotion back to La Liga, but the 34-year-old's future remains unclear due to a contract issue.

In terms of incomings, Deportivo have been linked with a move for Real Valladolid defender Antonio Rukavina, but talk of a move has cooled over the last week or so.

Deportivo Coruna's midfielder Carlos Marchena in action against Barcelona on October 20, 2012© Getty Images


Like fellow newly-promoted side Deportivo, Eibar have lost players from last season with Alain Eizmendi, Gilvan Gomes, Dani Garcia, Yuri Berchiche, Jose Morales and Jota returning to their parent clubs this summer following loan spells.

As a result, Eibar, who have secured back-to-back promotions after joining the Segunda Division this time last summer, are expected to enter the free transfer market this summer, in addition to boosting their squad through loans once more.


Elche, who are expected to be active in the transfer market this summer, announced earlier this month that they would not be renewing the contract of experienced midfielder Sergio Mantecon, with the 33-year-old becoming a free agent after four years with the club.

Talk of a permanent move for Sevilla's Manu del Moral, who spent last season on loan with Elche, has gathered pace, however, with the striker admitting that he does not expect to represent his parent club next season.

Carlos Sanchez's performances in the early stages of Colombia's World Cup campaign, meanwhile, have reportedly attracted a host of interest.

Elche's Carlos Sanchez in action against Villarreal on November 04, 2013.© Getty Images


Espanyol are another Spanish side that have changed manager this summer, with Sergio Gonzalez replacing the departing Mexican Javier Aguirre. Transfer business has already been completed, with Anaitz Arbilla joining the Barcelona-based side on a free from Rayo Vallecano.

In terms of outgoings, goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is highly-rated in La Liga, with Real Sociedad reportedly preparing a move for the 27-year-old.

The agent of Mexican centre-back Hector Moreno has revealed that his client will leave the club this summer and the defender will not be short of interest following a couple of strong performances for his country in the early stages of the World Cup.

Pizzi, meanwhile, who spent last season on loan from Benfica, has revealed that he will not return to the La Liga club for the 2014-15 campaign.


First-choice goalkeeper Moya has departed for Atletico Madrid this summer, leaving the capital outfit in the market for a new stopper this summer. However, much of their planning for the new campaign has taken part behind the scenes.

Striking reinforcements are also a priority, with Sevilla forward Raul Rusescu, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Benfica, strongly linked with a move.

Jaime Gavilan has moved on to Levante, meanwhile, with the 29-year-old signing an initial one-year deal with the Valencia-based side.

Getate's Jaime Gavilan in action against Real Madrid on January 27, 2013© Getty Images


Highly-rated left-back Siqueira has moved to Atletico this summer, with French centre-back Jean-Sylvain Babin joining from Alcorcon as his replacement.

Argentine attacker Diego Buonanotte is another that has expressed a desire to leave, with Santos Laguna strongly linked with a move for the midfielder, but as it stands, he remains contracted to Granada.

In terms of incomings, Granada have been strongly linked with a move for Real Madrid's third-choice goalkeeper Jesus Fernandez.


New boss Jose Luis Mendilibar's toughest task this summer will be to fight off interest in Costa Rican goalkeeper Navas, who is now regarded as one of the best stoppers in European football.

A brilliant performance in Costa Rica's 3-1 win over Uruguay in their World Cup opener has not made Mendilibar's task any easier, with the likes of Atletico and Real Madrid both in the hunt.

Transfer business has already been completed, however, with Jaime Gavilan joining from Getafe on an initial one-year deal, with the option of two additional years.

Keylor Navas of Levante in action during the La Liga match between Levante UD and RCD Espanyol at Estadio Ciutat de Valencia on October 26, 2013© Getty Images


A move for Cardiff City midfielder Gary Medel, who joined the Welsh side from Sevilla last summer, has been mentioned, while the Spanish club are also reportedly in the race for Real Betis striker Ruben Castro, who is widely expected to leave the recently-relegated side this summer.

Hamburger SV midfielder Tolgay Arslan, meanwhile, is another that has been linked with Malaga.

In terms of outgoings, Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero is reportedly attracting the interest of Arsenal, while left-back Vitorino Antunes has made no secret of his desire to join Sevilla.

Rayo Vallecano

A report claimed that Rayo Vallecano had just seven first-team players tied down for the new season, but Paco Jemez has been busy over the last few weeks.

Antonio Amaya and Derek Boateng have arrived from Real Betis and Fulham respectively, while Real Madrid Castilla right-back Quini has also joined the capital outfit.

Rayo have been strongly linked with a loan move for Atletico Madrid's new forward Angel Correa, but that move is now in doubt after it was confirmed that the teenager needs heart surgery.

Manucho, meanwhile, has joined on a free transfer from Real Valladolid, while Rayo are also believed to be interested in Chelsea's Gael Kakuta.

Leading scorer from last season Joaquin Larrivey, however, has moved on to Celta Vigo.

Manucho of Real Valladolid CF looks on during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Real Valladolid CF at Estadio de Vallecas on October 25, 2013© Getty Images

Real Madrid

Head coach Carlo Ancelotti has said that there will be no business until after the World Cup.

Ancelotti also recently admitted that he is not looking to strengthen his attack this summer, but talk of a move for Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann has gathered pace, as has discussion of a move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.

Talk of a move for Chelsea midfielder Ramires has also gathered pace, but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that the Brazilian is not for sale.

Mourinho, who has been linked with moves for Raphael Varane and Sami Khedira, has also claimed that he is "not interested in any Real Madrid player" this summer.

Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj has also been linked with a move to the Bernabeu, while the agent of Benfica goalkeeper Jan Oblak has claimed that Los Blancos have made "first contact" over a move for the 21-year-old.

In terms of outgoings, Spanish Under-21 international Alvaro Morata has been linked with a loan move to Villarreal.

Real Sociedad

Antoine Griezmann, who scored 20 times last season, continues to be linked with a host of European clubs, but chief executive Jokin Aperribay has insisted that the side are yet to receive a "concrete" offer for Antoine Griezmann.

Carlos Vela, meanwhile, is reportedly attracting interest from former club Arsenal in addition to Spanish champions Atletico, but it is understood that the Mexican is unlikely to leave.

Highly-rated right-back Joseba Zaldua, however, has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates.

Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, meanwhile, continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona, but the stopper has recently said that talk of a move can wait until after the World Cup.

Should Bravo depart, as mentioned in Espanyol's section, Casilla will reportedly become Sociedad's first-choice target to take the gloves.

Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla of RCD Espanyol goes for a high ball during the La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Real Betis Balompie at Cornella-El Prat Stadium on September 1, 2013© Getty Images


The 2013-14 season proved to be a successful one for Sevilla, with Unai Emery leading his side into fifth position in La Liga and to the Europa League title.

However, the form of their key players gained unwelcome interest, with their skipper Rakitic, as mentioned, joining Barcelona on a five-year deal. As part of the Rakitic deal, Barcelona B midfielder Denis Suarez has moved to Sevilla on a two-year loan.

Spanish international Alberto Moreno, who is a target for Liverpool, now looks likely to remain at the Estadio Ramon, however, with talks reportedly breaking down.

Vidal has completed a medical with Sevilla ahead of a move from Almeria, while Emery has also been linked with a move for Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye, who impressed during a loan spell with Real Betis last season.

Bayern Munich's Xherdan Shaqiri has also been linked with a move, in addition to Malaga's Portuguese left-back Antunes, Fenerbahce midfielder Mehmet Topal and Valez Sarsfield midfielder Lucas Romero.

Atalanta BC midfielder Carlos Carmona, meanwhile, is the latest name in the picture.


Following Peter Lim's successful takeover of the club, Valencia have transfer funds to spend this summer. However, former Los Che centre-back David Albelda has admitted that a lack of solid transfer activity this summer has left him frustrated.

A move for Marseille attacker Mathieu Valbuena is believed to be at an advanced stage, but the Frenchman's form in the early stages of the World Cup has reportedly drawn to the attention of a number of European clubs.

A surprise move for Chelsea forward Lukaku has also been mentioned, but Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate, who was a reported target, has officially joined Premier League side West Ham United.

Valencia are also believed to be interested in signing Benfica's Enzo Perez and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.

Santos forward Neilton, who has been compared to Barcelona's Neymar, is another name that has been linked in recent months. Valencia are also believed to be close to signing Jackson Martinez from Porto.

In terms of outgoings, controversial midfielder Ever Banega has been strongly linked with a departure, while French centre-back Mathieu is reportedly wanted by Barcelona.

Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves, however, is reportedly close to signing a new long-term deal.

John Obi Mikel of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Chelsea and Sparta Praha at Stamford Bridge on February 21, 2013© Getty Images


It is understood that the club are close to signing Fernandez from Celta Vigo, while a move for Real Valladolid defender Rukavina has also been mentioned. The Yellow Submarine have also been linked with a move for outgoing Real Madrid forward Morata.

In terms of outgoings, highly-rated centre-back Mateo Musacchio has been linked with a move away, while first-choice goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo, as it stands, will return to parent club Atletico.

Giovani dos Santos proved key for Villarreal last season, with his form also aiding talk of a move, but the Mexican, along with the likes of Bruno and Cani, seem unlikely to leave despite interest, with club CEO Fernando Roig Nogueroles recently claiming that the club are confident of keeping their key players this summer.

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Sevilla's Ivan Rakitic celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Rayo Vallecano during their La Liga match on September 25, 2013
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