Rafael Benitez appointment at Real Madrid let slip by vice-president | Football News | Sky Sports
"Ancelotti is an absolute phenomenon and we give him all our appreciation," Fernandez de Blas told the Madrid members group. "Until three days ago he was the best trainer in the world as two years ago it was Jose Mourinho and from this week onwards it will be Rafa Benitez."
Iker Casillas holding out for €14M payoff as David de Gea waits in the wings - Goal.com
The club captain claims he would like to stay at the club where he has spent his entire career, despite receiving boos and jeers from the Madrid fans on a number of occasions this season. If he does leave the Santiago Bernabeu of his own accord, he would miss out on a €14 million loyalty bonus. As a result, it is thought he may be playing a game of cat and mouse with Madrid to ensure he is handed that sum as a reward for spending 17 years at the club.
Benitez to prioritise Vidal signing? | Football Espana
Real Madrid Coach in-elect Rafa Benitez has reportedly made Arturo Vidal his primary transfer target this summer. The former Liverpool and Valencia boss is expected to be unveiled as Los Blancos’ new trainer next week, and Marca claims he has already compiled a list of players he would like to sign.
Navas: I’ll stay for Benitez | Football Espana
Keylor Navas has made it clear that he will fight for his place at Real Madrid if Rafa Benitez, as expected, becomes their new Coach. The goalkeeper was forced to play second fiddle to Iker Casillas for most of his debut season at the Santiago Bernabeu and has consequently been linked with a move away this summer.
Report: Sevilla interested in Newcastle United’s Papiss Cisse - HITC Sport
Sevilla are interested in signing Papiss Cisse from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun. It has been reported by the British tabloid that the Spanish club want to recruit the striker as a replacement for Carlos Bacca, who is allegedly on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur.
Rulli rules out La Real exit | Football Espana
Geronimo Rulli has pledged his loyalty to Real Sociedad next season after rejecting reported interest from Valencia. The Argentine goalkeeper had recently been linked with Los Che after they lost Diego Alves to knee ligament damage, but he insists his future lies at Anoeta, having reflected on his debut season in San Sebastian with delight.