Not much today, possibly because much of the Spanish media seems to be pointing to the sky every time a plane flies overhead and saying "Oh look! There's Alexis Sanchez on his way to Barcelona!" Anyhow...
Málaga keep talking about a big transfer (as if they haven't done enough already), but though Santi Cazorla has been talked about, the local paper says it ain't so: "No hay posibilidades con Santi Cazorla" - La Opinión de Málaga
But his good buddy Joan Capdevila may be moving on. Villarreal is having trouble obtaining Canella, and part of the problem may be playing time as well as money. And Capdevila really wore down last year, and with Catalá and Oriol still in the squad, might play less anyhow.
And now news is Fenerbahce is interested:El Fenerbahce quiere tener en su plantilla a Capdevila - MARCA.com
Fener has the Brazilian midfielder Baroni we've been linked with, so perhaps a swap can be done? I would hate to lose Joan because he is a great guy by all accounts, a World Cup winner (and Santi's great buddy, of course) plus I just enjoy watching him play so much. But if a move helps the team....
As reported yesterday, Sr. Roig and Marcos Senna will meet face-to-face on Friday; if the club doesn't offer an improved deal, it looks like Senna will move to Swansea.
Jozy Altidore has had an MRI on his hamstring injury, but while results have not yet been released (they need to be shared with Villarreal first) he will surely miss the Gold Cup semifinal tonight against Panama.
Finally, news of players linked (rightly or not) with Villarreal: Bojan has moved to Roma, Jeffren is allegedly taking his talents to Valencia to replace Joaquin. Villarreal is sending scouts to the Copa America to look at Zapata for sure, as well as other players.
I'm also hearing that Naxco Insa (Villarreal B) is likely moving to Celta, but can't confirm that. He's turned 25, which I believe limits the club's ability to move him between first team and second team during the season. That's true for Cristóbal as well, so expect him to move on.
That's it for Villarreal-related players, but a couple of more interesting pieces of news. First, the net is apparently closing around Racing Santander's "saviour", Mr. Ali, as Australians he's swindled are taking court action: Victims unite in bid to capture $100m scammer
Marca reports on the situation here; worth noting too (as if Racing didn't have enough problems) the victims have gotten a court order in Bahrain freezing Ali's company bank accounts. So no money coming from there, not that any was anyway.
And it's the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest goals ever scored, and one of the most infamous, both in the same game. Diego Maradona, Argentina vs. England, 1986 World Cup. A long time ago, when Villarreal were a little Tercera División club, would you believe!!