Victor Ruiz-- Villarreal had offered €1.5m for him rather than the €4m Valencia wanted us to pay. Los Che have pretty much wrongfooted everyone by telling Ruiz they expect he'll beat their camp on July 5th and they expect he'll be a player for them (though exactly whether he will play is open to question).
Masimino Bruno-- Word in Belgium papers this AM is Leipzig have decided not to loan him, to Villarreal or anywhere else, and he will be a part of their team this season. I had read yesterday Leipzig were proving resistant to a loan with a right to buy, but now it seems they don't want to loan him at all.
Pablo Iñiguez-- After a year at Girona, he is returning to Villarreal, where he could play for the first team and/or Villarreal B, depending on our needs. With Musacchio of course rehabbing from injury, he'll get every chance to prove himself early in the season.
Iniguez enjoyed Girona, and though his injury kept him from playing much until late in the season, he was a key part of their push that ended just short of their first-ever ascent to the Primera. Chechu Dorado, meanwhile, is not going to return to Villarreal; word is he may sign for Cordoba in the Segunda.
A coaching departure: Javi Torres Gomez, who led the C team to a fourth-place finish last year, is heading to Galicia. He'll coach Celta's B team, who play in the Segunda B.
Now, it's rumor time.
Teo Gutierrez--River Plate and Colombia forward. Has scored everywhere he's played, though he's had some problems with club managements now and then. Marca says we, Sevilla and Corinthians are all making offers.
Andrea Bellotti-- I know, it's an Italian source, so....word is Villarreal and Watford are interested in this young Palermo player. And this interest in Boselli and Zappacosta is apparently real, especially Boselli, who Victor Franch reports we tried to get in the winter market earlier.