Shinji Okazaki's spell with Spanish side Malaga has been cut short after less than four weeks.
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West Ham are set to appoint Malaga sporting director Mario Husillos as their new director of football, sources have told ESPN FC.
Malaga were relegated to the Spanish second tier for the first time in 10 seasons after a late 1-0 loss to Levante on Thursday.
Isco and Casemiro scored as Real Madrid edged Malaga to pull within four points of second-placed Atletico in La Liga.
A Lionel Messi-less Barcelona coasted past 10-man Malaga 2-0 to remain comfortably atop La Liga on Saturday.
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Malaga CF have signed striker Isaac Success on loan from Watford FC until the end of the season, the La Liga club announced.
Malaga sacked coach Michel Gonzalez on Saturday after the team's fourth straight loss in La Liga.
Malaga remain deep in relegation trouble in La Liga following a goalless draw at home to Levante.
Cristiano Ronaldo ended his La Liga scoring drought to lead Real Madrid to a hard fought 3-2 win against Malaga.
Malaga defender Luis Hernandez said it was "absurd" to allow Barcelona's opening goal to stand as his side lost 2-0 at the Camp Nou on Saturday.
Gerard Deulofeu scored a controversial opening goal in the second minute and La Liga leaders Barcelona cruised to a 2-0 win over bottom side Malaga.
Atletico Madrid debuted their new stadium and beat Malaga 1-0 in on Saturday as Antoine Griezmann scored the first goal at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Former Chelsea striker Loic Remy scored on his Las Palmas debut as they beat Malaga 3-1.
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