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La Liga News: 2 April 2015; Pepe, Gareth Bale Doubtful for Granada Clash, Sevilla Look to Extend Unai Emery

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Gareth Bale and Pepe both injury doubts for Real Madrid - HITC Sport
Via an official announcement on the Real Madrid website, the club has released the medical report concerning central defender Pepe, who has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in his right thigh. No recovery estimate was offered for Pepe, with the simple note that "his progress will be monitored" suggesting that he'll be touch and go ahead of Sunday's encounter.

Real Madrid well set for future with Danilo and other young signings writes Rob Train - ESPN FC
Real Madrid's capture of Danilo from Porto, which was confirmed in a brief statement on the club's official website on Wednesday, continues a recent trend by the Bernabeu of snapping up talented youngsters that is completely at odds with Florentino Perez's policy during his first tenure.

Southampton join Chicharito chase | Football Espana
Southampton have become the latest club to run the rule over Real Madrid’s out-of-favour striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez. The Mexican international is on a season-long loan from Manchester United at the Santiago Bernabeu and this week revealed his frustration at not having earned a regular starting spot in Carlo Ancelotti’s line-up.

Sevilla coach Unai Emery in talks over new deal with La Liga top-four hopefuls | Football News | Sky Sports
Sevilla are planning to extend the contract of coveted coach Unai Emery, club president Jose Castro has confirmed. The Spaniard, whose current deal expires at the end of next season, is attempting to lead Sevilla to a second-successive Europa League title while pushing for a top-four finish in La Liga.

Besiktas deny making offer for Sevilla keeper Beto |
Beşiktaş have released a statement on their official website denying that an offer has been made for Sevilla goalkeeper Beto. The statement read: "Rumours linking Beşiktaş with Beto are false." Sevilla have been in talks with Beto over renewing his contract that is set to run out at the end of the season. The 32-year-old keeper has missed much of the season due to injury.

Sevilla-Athletic Bilbao Statistical Preview
Without their international stars, Sevilla sank to a 1-0 defeat in the Supercopa Euroamericana against River Plate, having previously gone unbeaten in their last four matches in the Spanish top flight. Unai Emery's men can take some positives from their Europa League demolishing of Villarreal, however, with the hosts able to dismantle the Yellow Submarine 5-2 on aggregate.

Elche financial issues prompt suspension of club duties - ESPN FC
The players and coaching staff of struggling Primera Division outfit Elche will not carry out any non-playing official club duties until the financial problems at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero are rectified. The Elche squad and first-team coaching personnel announced on Wednesday they would not take part in any public club activity or press conference due to the club's reported failure to pay their wages for the past two months.

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