Athletic Bilbao Rumors & News

  • Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte transfer chase still on despite injury expected to sideline him FOUR months

    Daily Mirror "Pep Guardiola wants to sign Atletico Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte for Manchester City – even though he is currently out with a major injury, writes Chris Hatherall in the Sunday People. Laporte, 22, is regarded as one of the top centre-backs in Spain, and City have already assured his agent..." April 03

  • Manchester City target Aymeric Laporte faces surgery after leg fracture

    The Guardian "The Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, reportedly a summer target of Manchester City, is likely to face a long period out after his club confirmed he had sustained a broken leg and dislocated ankle. Laporte, who has been mooted as a long-term replacement for Vincent Kompany and is known..." March 26

  • Pep Guardiola could make £39.6m Aymeric Laporte his first signing at Manchester City

    The Telegraph "Manchester City could push to make Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte one of their first signings under new manager Pep Guardiola. Guardiola is an admirer of the France under-21 international, with reports in Spain suggesting City have agreed to meet the £39.6m release clause in the..." March 25

  • Manchester City holding off Liverpool and Arsenal to sign Spanish star

    The Express "MANCHESTER CITY are heading the list of top clubs watching exciting Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams. The fact that the Spanish Under-21 international has just signed a new contract with a release clause of 50 million euros hasn’t put City off. The 21-year-old is rated a top prospect..." January 24

  • Liverpool monitor Athletic Bilbao’s €20m-rated forward Iñaki Williams

    The Guardian "Liverpool are monitoring Athletic Bilbao’s forward Iñaki Williams, who has a release clause in his contract of €20m and has also attracted interest from Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid. The 21-year-old is a product of Bilbao’s academy and has scored 10 goals this season for them playing as a..." January 16

  • Athletic Bilbao hoping to double Inaki Williams' buy-out clause

    ESPN FC "Athletic Bilbao are set to offer Inaki Williams a new deal which will give the forward a significant pay rise and double his buy-out clause, according to AS. Williams, 21, whose current contract is due to expire in June 2017, is reported to have attracted interest from several Premier League..." November 04

  • Athletic Bilbao star Aymeric Laporte cools talk of Manchester United move

    The Express "The defender, who has also been linked with Barcelona, is regarded as one of the best young centre-backs in Europe and has been tipped for a big future. Both United and Barcelona have scouted the 21-year-old Frenchan, who has a release-clause of around £35m. However Laporte claims he is content..." October 08

  • Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal follows Athletic Bilbao on Twitter amid transfer speculation

    Metro "The Spanish defender moved to the Emirates in 2013 and has held down the left-back slot in Arsene Wenger’s side this season. However, the 29-year-old has regularly been linked with a move back to Spain with Bilbao said to be interested in signing the defender. And the speculation is set to..." September 01

  • Play on! Spanish court suspends players strike as La Liga season is back on

    Pro Soccer Talk "Relief. The strike is over before it has even begun. On Thursday it was announced that the final two games of the Spanish season will go ahead as planned. A Spanish court has suspended the strike which was called by the soccer players’ union in Spain last week over a proposed government law..." May 14

  • La Liga, All Domestic Play Suspended by Spanish Football Federation

    Bleacher Report "The Spanish football federation has announced the suspension of all of its fixtures, including La Liga matches, over a dispute with Spain's government. The planned suspension will commence on May 16, the penultimate La Liga weekend, and carry on indefinitely. The Royal Spanish Football..." May 06

  • Real Madrid weighing up £20m Asier Illarramendi bid to fund move for Arsenal target Lucas Silva

    Daily Mail "Despite Real Madrid not planning to enter the January transfer market, Marca say they are being tempted by a £20million offer from Athletic Bilbao for Asier Illarramendi. Selling the defensive midfielder, who has struggled to cement a place in the side since moving from Real Sociedad in July..." January 21

  • Manchester United close to signing Athletic Bilbao star Aymeric Laporte in £32m transfer deal

    Metro "Manchester United are set to win the race for Aymeric Laporte after agreeing to pay his £32million buyout clause in January. Laporte is rated as one of the most exciting young defenders around and had looked set to join Arsenal in the new year, to ease their defensive problems." October 29

  • Ander Herrera to BUY OUT Bilbao contract to seal £29m Manchester United move

    The Express "ANDER HERRERA will buy himself out of his contract at Athletic Bilbao to force through a move to Manchester United. Bilbao have surprisingly rejected United’s £29m bid even though the offer meets the release clause in midfielder Herrera’s contract with the Basque club. Now, it is understood,..." June 26

  • Manchester United bid for £29m star Ander Herrera rejected by Athletic Bilbao

    Daily Mail "Athletic Bilbao have rejected Manchester United's £28.7million bid for Ander Herrera as their political posturing over his departure kicks in. United are confident, having met Herrera's contracted buy-out clause on Tuesday, that the transfer will proceed and know that the player wants to..." June 26

  • Ander Herrera tours Carrington ahead of £28m transfer to Manchester United

    Daily Mail "Ander Herrera was given a tour of Manchester United's Carrington training ground along with his entourage on Wednesday. The 24-year-old midfielder also had his photographs taken for the club website ahead of the official announcement of his £28.7million transfer from Athletic Bilbao. The..." June 25

  • Athletic Bilbao interested in cut-price move for Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal

    The Express "Bacary Sagna completed his free transfer move to Arsenal on Friday while reports indicate that Louis van Gaal wants Thomas Vermaelen at Manchester United. Marca reports that Athletic will give the squad who finished fourth in La Liga last season a shot at the Champions League and will only..." June 16

  • Barcelona to beat Arsenal to £29m teen star?

    talkSport "Barcelona are willing to meet Aymeric Laporte’s £29.5m release clause fee in order to beat Arsenal and Bayern Munich to the Athletic Bilbao defender’s signature. talkSPORT told you earlier this month that Bayern Munich, who are managed by former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, are monitoring..." May 01

  • Athletic Bilbao defender will cost Arsenal or Barcelona £30m

    Give Me Sport "Arsenal and Barcelona target Aymeric Laporte will not leave Athletic Bilbao for less than £30million, according to Basque newspaper El Correo, reports talkSPORT. The France U21 international has attracted a number of admiring glances in recent months, with scouts from La Liga and the Premier..." December 23

  • Blow for Arsenal as Aymeric Laporte signs new deal with Athletic Bilbao

    HITC Sport "Previously tipped to be on the radar of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, defender Aymeric Laporte has signed a new deal with Athletic Bilbao. Arsenal have a long history of signing, nurturing and developing French players – with varying degrees of success. One of the most recent to be linked with..." December 21

  • Manchester United may go back in for Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrera

    The Guardian "David Moyes is considering returning for Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrera in the January transfer window, with the Manchester United manager conscious he has to strengthen his midfield resources. If Moyes were to move again for the 24-year-old he may hope to prise him from Bilbao for less than..." December 10

  • Herrera happy to miss out on Man United move

    talkSport "Manchester United target Ander Herrera has cooled speculation that a New Year move to Old Trafford could be on the cards by declaring that Athletic Bilbao is the "perfect place" for him. The Premier League champions failed in a summer move to sign Herrera after imposters claiming to be his..." November 28

  • Man Utd step up interest in Koke and Angel Di Maria after Ander Herrera snub

    Daily Star "Ander Herrera is not looking to secure a move to Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window. David Moyes was desperate to bring the Athletic Bilbao midfielder to Old Trafford in the summer, but saw a late bid fall through. The United boss is keen to add to his attacking options in..." November 27

  • Llorente up for Arsenal transfer to help him make Spain's W.C. squad

    Daily Mirror "Fernando Llorente is keen on a January move to Arsenal - to save his World Cup hopes. Juventus striker Llorente is on the Gunners' hit-list of possible January deals to boost their squad and push for the Premier League title. We revealed earlier this month that Arsenal were watching..." October 23

  • Athletic Bilbao plotting to take Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta back to Spain

    The Express "Chelsea could face a fight to hang onto defender Cesar Azpilicueta in January. The right-back has failed to hold down a regular starting berth and has been tipped to leave Stamford Bridge. But according to reports in Spain Bilbao are looking for more depth and an alternative to Androni..." September 25

  • Ander Herrera open to £30m January move to Manchester United

    Daily Mail "Ander Herrera is open to a January move to Manchester United. The Athletic Bilbao midfielder was the subject of a £26m bid yet United shelved attempts to match his £30.5m buy-out clause on Monday. Herrera 24 said: 'A United offer came and I can only view that as a positive reflection on what..." September 05

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