Madrid end Verratti chase | Football Espana
Real Madrid have ended their pursuit of Marco Verratti after Paris Saint-Germain threatened to counter by going after Cristiano Ronaldo. AS claims Verratti was wanted both by Carlo Ancelotti and his successor Rafa Benitez but Madrid ended their interest when it was made clear PSG would respond with a move for Ronaldo.
Nacho staying at Madrid | Football Espana
Rafa Benitez has told Nacho he wants him to be part of his Real Madrid squad, denying interested parties Arsenal, Porto and Sevilla. Marca reports the recently-appointed Coach has spoken with the defender and told him he is staying at Santiago Bernabeu despite interest from elsewhere.
Rafa Benitez consults Zinedine Zidane on Real Madrid youth - ESPN FC
Rafa Benitez has been in touch with Real Madrid Castilla coach Zinedine Zidane to see which youngsters might join up with the seniors next year. Former boss Carlo Ancelotti called up a number of youngsters to train with the squad last season, including defender Diego Llorente, midfielder Alvaro Medran and attackers Raul de Tomas and Borja Mayoral.
Atletico Madrid keen to sign Carlos Tevez, close on Luciano Vietto | Sky Sports
Diego Simeone has confirmed Atletico Madrid's interest in Carlos Tevez and says they are close to signing Luciano Vietto. The Madrid outfit are keen to lure Argentina international Tevez to the Vicente Calderon stadium this summer as they look to reinforce their squad for next season.
Levante sign Verza on a four-year deal - Inside Spanish Football
Verza was one of the foundations of Almeria’s promotion and two-year stay in the Primera, making 158 appearances and scoring 16 goals in La Liga and the Copa del Rey but decided to end his four-year spell with the club in order to stay in the top-flight.
Al Thani: Malaga not for sale | Football Espana
The owners of Malaga have said the club is not for sale and vowed to continue moving forward with stability the order of the day. It had been speculated that Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani was willing to sell up but after a two-hour meeting, the owners confirmed their commitment.
Man Utd reject Valencia bid for Valdes | Football Espana
Manchester United have turned down an approach from Valencia for Victor Valdes, the latest goalkeeper linked to Los Che. Valencia are in the market for a ‘keeper after Diego Alves suffered a serious knee injury and is likely to miss a large portion of the season. Super Deporte report that Valdes fits the profile of player Valencia are looking for but his current club insist they don’t want to let him go.
Arsenal transfer news: Real Sociedad open to move for Joel Campbell - Goal.com
Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay admits the club would be keen on a move for Arsenal forward Joel Campbell. The 22-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Villarreal after failing to secure a regular first-team place in Arsene Wenger's side.
Getafe in danger, Tebas confirms | Football Espana
LFP President Javier Tebas has confirmed Getafe are in danger of following Elche in being relegated for non-payment of tax. Elche were sent down by a judge despite finishing the League season in 12th place as a consequence of not meeting their financial obligations and Tebas, AS reports, has confirmed Getafe are in a similar situation.
Two bidders for Espanyol | Football Espana
There are two bidders for financially-threatened Espanyol, an American group and a Chinese group, as the club gets close to the wall. Sport reports that despite attempts by the owners to come up with a solution, debts to the Treasury mean Los Periquitos are in a difficult financial position, with a payment due to the authorities this summer.
Fran Escribá to join Olympiakos - Inside Spanish Football
Escribá has loyally stuck by Elche through their economic failures, even rallying his side to continue giving their all until the end of the season, despite not having been paid for weeks. However, due to their economic failures, Elche were punished by administrative relegation, sending them to the Segunda despite finishing mid-table.
José Luis Oltra to be named new Córdoba manager - Inside Spanish Football
According to AS, Cordoba and José Luis Oltra held a long meeting in Sevilla, where the two sides ironed out the details on a deal in order to present the 46-year-old this Wednesday. Oltra’s overall coaching record has been poor but is credited to bringing Deportivo La Coruna back to the Primera two years ago, but has since gone on and failed to see Mallorca and Recre promoted to the next level.