Rangers have confirmed the signing of Spanish midfielder Juan Manuel Ortiz from Almeria for an undisclosed fee.
Valencia have reached an agreement to sign Argentina international Pablo Piatti from Almeria, subject to a medical.
Primera Division strugglers Almeria have appointed Roberto Olabe as their new coach until the end of the season following the dismissal of Jose Luis Oltra.
Jose Luis Oltra has been sacked as coach of Primera Division strugglers Almeria.
Barcelona survived a scare against Real Betis to book their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey after a 6-3 aggregate victory.
Almeria have sacked coach Juan Manuel Lillo in the wake of this evening's 8-0 home defeat at the hands of Barcelona.
Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure was quick to switch his attention to next week's testing clash with third-placed Valencia after seeing his side drop two points at 13th-placed Almeria.
Almeria have appointed Juan Manuel Lillo as coach to replace the sacked Hugo Sanchez with a brief to keep the struggling Andalusian club in Spain's top flight.
Real Madrid could be without playmaker Kaka for the La Liga visit of mid-table Almeria on Saturday, with the Brazilian struggling to overcome a nagging groin injury.The setback comes as coach Manuel Pellegrini looks to build on Real's positive display despite a 1-0 defeat against leaders Barcelona on Sunday.
Barcelona midfielder Xavi admits his side may have to get used to the ultra-defensive tactics used by Almeria against future opponents.