Ernesto Valverde set for coaching return with Athletic Bilbao

Former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is closing in on a return to Athletic Bilbao after emerging as their preferred candidate ahead of Marcelo Bielsa. The 58-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by the Blaugrana midway through the 2019/20 season and has had two previous stints with the Basque giants.

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Gareth Bale set to join MLS side Los Angeles FC

Gareth Bale has agreed to join MLS side Los Angeles FC on a one-year deal. The forward, a free agent after leaving Real Madrid this summer, had other offers but has chosen to move to California and the MLS. Bale is looking to maintain his fitness ahead of Wales’ appearance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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Antonio Rudiger joins Real Madrid on free transfer from Cheslea

Real Madrid have confirmed the long-awaited signing of Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on a four-year deal. The 29-year-old will move to the Bernabeu on a free transfer after he turned down the Blues’ attempts to renew his contract.

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Real Madrid clinch La Liga title with drubbing of Espanyol

Carlo Ancelotti became the first manager to win the league in all five of Europe’s major leagues as Real Madrid beat Espanyol to clinch the La Liga title. Two goals from Rodrygo and strikes from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema confirmed Real’s 35th Spanish title with a 4-0 win over Espanyol.

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