Operacion Puerto doping investigation blood bags to be examined - ESPN FC
A Spanish judge has ruled that 211 blood bags collected during the "Operacion Puerto" doping investigation -- which could have links to Spanish football -- should be examined to see if any athletes can be identified, although a statute of limitations means punishment of those found guilty is unlikely.
RUMOURS: Chelsea see £32m Gomes bid rejected - Goal.com
Chelsea have seen a £32 million bid for Andre Gomes rejected by Valencia, according to Sky Sports. The Liga side are holding out for a fee closer to £42m for the Portugual international due to a clause which will see his former club Benfica pocket 25 per cent of any fee received.
West Ham sign Feghouli | Football Espana
Sofiane Feghouli has left Valencia, signing a three-year contract with Premier League West Ham. The London club’s official website confirms the transfer, with Feghouli, 26, out of contract this summer after six years at Mestalla.
Atletico Madrid's Luciano Vietto unsure where he will be next season - ESPN FC
Out-of-favour Atletico Madrid attacker Luciano Vietto says he would like to play alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona, but is not sure where he will be next season. Vietto, 22, joined Atletico from Villarreal for €20 million last summer, but only scored three times all season as he quickly slipped out of the first-team picture at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.
Emery in Qatar for PSG | Football Espana
Unai Emery is in Qatar to meet with Paris Saint-Germain’s owner as his next step following his Sevilla exit gets closer. Sevilla confirmed on Sunday the three-time Europa League winner was to leave Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with Jorge Sampaoli in line to take over, and AS cites Bein Sports in the Middle East as saying Emery will meet with Nasser Al-Khelaifi on Tuesday.
Athletic Bilbao announce friendly against Bordeaux in July
Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday announced that they will play a friendly match against Girondins Bordeaux football club on July 23 in the French town of Tarnos, near Baiona. This is the third preparatory match confirmed by Bilbao before the 2016-2017 season, after the July 20 match against SD Huesca in El Alcoraz, and the July 29 against Sporting Gijon in Leioa, reports Efe, reports Efe.
Watford owner Gino Pozzo sells Granada to Chinese firm Link International Sports (From Watford Observer)
Watford owner Gino Pozzo has sold Granada to Chinese firm Link International Sports. Jiang Lizhang, the owner of Link International Sports, becomes the majority shareholder of the Spanish club after the €37m takeover. The Pozzos, who helped take Granada into the top flight after buying the club in 2009, will now concentrate on running Udinese and Watford.