LA LIGA: Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has come out to deny that he is retiring from football and revealed that Valencia have made an approach for his services.
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Valencia have denied media reports in Spain that midfielder Dani Parejo is set to leave the club during the January transfer window.
Superdeporte claimed that Valencia sporting director Jose Ramon Alesanco and club technical secretary Vicente Rodriguez met with Parejo after Tuesday's training session to fuel speculation that the player's departure is imminent.
However, the club tweeted a statement that said: "VCF wants to make it clear that rumours of a conversation between @DaniParejo and Alesanco...