Villarreal have reportedly paid a club-record €23million to sign Paco Alcacer from Borussia Dortmund, who could seal a deal for Emre Can.
Villarreal are unwilling to let Karl Toko Ekambi join Lyon at the French club's current valuation, citing his big-money release clause.
Manchester United may reportedly be forced to pick between two players ahead of the January transfer window.
Diego Simeone reflected on another scoreless outing for Atletico Madrid, who have only netted 16 goals in as many LaLiga games this season.
Villarreal held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in a contest that was entertaining, but not a great exhibition of clinical finishing.
Atletico Madrid's struggles this season do not mean the club's players no longer support the head coach, according to Diego Simeone.
Giuseppe Rossi, back training with former club Villarreal, is looking to Santi Cazorla as an example as he works his way back into football.
LaLiga president Javier Tebas has been told to resign by the Royal Spanish Football Federation for trying to organise a match in Miami.
LaLiga's hopes of playing a match in Miami are again on the table, with Villarreal and Atletico Madrid eager to be involved.
Villarreal announce that their former striker Giuseppe Rossi, without a club for more than a year, is to train with their first team.