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Injury Update and Another Rumor

Villarreal face a defensive headache if things do not get better on the injury front before the weekend. The good news is that all are expected to be ready.

The appeal of Angel's suspension was not successful, so he is out for the Sevilla match. Unfortunately, Javi Venta trained outside of the group yesterday, making the right back position desperately thin. Nihat and Capdevila were also out of training, limited to working out in the gym. But, as I said, all three are expected to be ready Saturday.

Villarreal are rumored to be interested in the repurchase of Cesar Arzo's contract at the end of the season. The central defender is currently with Recreativo, and Recre's end-season result could have a bearing on Villarreal's decision. If Recre are still in the first division, the repurchase price for Villarreal would be 3m euros. If they have been relegated, the price is closer to 1m euros - a pretty good deal, if Pellegrini is interested.