Athletic Bilbao defender Xabi Castillo has successfully underwent surgery and he should be back in action between four to five months time.
Atletico Madrid have a new coach after Diego Simeone agreed to an 18-month deal, tying him to the club until the end of the 2012-13 season.
It was reported that Milan have reached an agreement to sign Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita, who will arrive in June on a free transfer.
Espanyol president Ramon Condal would love to face Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final, but has warned his team not to underestimate Cordoba.
Getafe midfielder Javier Casquero has stressed that it is important for his side to take their time to grow and to do so without any pressure.
Granada striker Alex Geijo said it is business as usual for his side, but acknowledged it would have been nice if they are still in the Copa.
It was revealed Levante midfielder Juanlu also suffered ankle injury on top of his fractured leg, but it will not add to his recovery period.
Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has ruled out the possibility of signing David Pizarro of Roma and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres in January.
Osasuna coach Mendilibar still fancy their chances of beating Barcelona in the Copa quarter-final and will be banking on their home match.
Mirandes will fancy their chances in the Copa del Rey after they were drawn against struggling Racing Santander in the quarter-final stage.
Rayo Vallecano have made public the club owe over EUR35 million to a long list of creditors spread over almost 300 people or institutions.
Real Betis president Miguel Guillen is hoping that his outfit can earn their La Liga survival with as little suffering as possible in 2012.
Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas has admitted it will be hard to repeat their 4-0 win over Malaga when they clash again in the Copa del Rey.
Two close rival in the La Liga Real Mallorca and Sociedad will do battle in the Copa del Rey after they drawn for the quarter-final clashes.
Striker Imanol Agirretxe admits it was a great relief to have scored a goal against Granada as his Sociedad were suffering in the Copa clash.
It was reported that Real Zaragoza president Agapito Iglesias is actively looking for another coach to replace Javier Aguirre at the club.
Sevilla head coach Marcelino believes their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash against Valencia will be determined by the smallest of details.
Sporting Gijon president Manuel Vega Arongo has denied rumours that the club have sold the rights of several of their players to Doyen Group.
Valencia coach Unai Emery admits he is satisfied to close the year with a Copa victory and said his team were simply effective against Cadiz.
New Villarreal head coach Jose Francisco Molina declared that he is excited about his new project and labelling it as a great opportunity.