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La Liga News: 16 November 2015; Real Madrid Legend Raul Retires, James Rodriguez Frustrated

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Raul Gonzalez Blanco and his lasting Real Madrid legacy - ESPN FC
Year 1994. It was a cold November night at the Santiago Bernabeu. A close friend and I had just spent a few hours in line to get a ticket for the Real Madrid-Atletico de Madrid derby, and we were already climbing the endless set of stairs until we reached the gallinero section, the highest, coldest, cheapest and therefore most adequate option for two jobless students.

Eclipsed by Messi and Ronaldo, but Raul remains 'Mr Champions League' -
He is the champion of the Champions. Raul Gonzalez Blanco’s story will forever be linked with that of Europe’s premier club competition; he may no longer be the tournament’s top scorer - having been overtaken by Barcelona's Lionel Messi and former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo - but he remains synonymous with the continent's top tournament.

Robert Lewandowski attracting Real Madrid interest - agent - ESPN FC
Real Madrid are interested in signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, one of his agents has told Marca. Poland international Lewandowski has been in excellent form for both club and his country this season and his German agent, Maik Barthel, said last week that Premier League clubs are keen on signing the striker.

Juventus star Alvaro Morata: No contact with Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Alvaro Morata has again stressed that he is committed to Juventus amid more reports suggesting that he could return to his former club Real Madrid. Morata, who scored 15 goals for the Serie A champions last season -- including two against Madrid in the Champions League -- played down new claims that he could move in the winter window.

Morata in talks to renew Juve deal despite Madrid interest -
Alvaro Morata has no plans to return to Real Madrid as the striker revealed he was in talks to renew his contract at Juventus. The 23-year-old, who scored 15 goals for Juve last season, has been linked with a return to boyhood club Madrid.

James Rodriguez’s agent Jorge Mendes contacts Man United demanding Real Madrid switch | Daily Star
Rodriguez is said to be increasingly frustrated with Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez due to his lack of game time, according to Fichajes. The World Cup Golden Boot winner has been out of favour this season and is battling with Isco for minutes, something that Rodriguez does not want to do.

Cesc Fabregas reveals he held talks over Real Madrid move | Sky Sports
Fabregas was frequently linked with the Bernabeu giants during the course of his eight-year spell at former club Arsenal before he re-joined Barcelona in the summer of 2011. The Spain international has now revealed that talk of a move to Real Madrid went beyond mere speculation.

La Liga president admits to being a Real Madrid fan | FourFourTwo
La Liga president Javier Tebas has risked causing consternation in Clasico week by admitting he is a Real Madrid supporter. The 53-year-old, who has led the LFP since April 2013, confessed he has followed the club since childhood. Tebas was born in Costa Rica but revealed his support for the club in order to avoid being called a hypocrite if the fact came out from elsewhere.

Man Utd lead Feghouli chase? | Football Espana
Manchester United reportedly lead the chase for Valencia’s Sofiane Feghouli, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Inter and Roma among the other contenders. Super Deporte confirms a story that originated in Italy’s Corriere dello Sport that claimed United had stepped up their interest in the Algeria international, who will be out of contract in summer 2016.

Everton join Banega race | Football Italia
Juventus and Roma face competition from Everton for Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega. The 27-year-old Argentine will be out of contract at the end of this season and he could therefore make a relatively cheap transfer in January. A former Valencia and Atletico Madrid star, he has been heavily linked with Juventus and Roma in Serie A.

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