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La Liga News: 11 June 2015; Iker Casillas to Leave Real Madrid, Stephane M'Bia Leaves Sevilla

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La Liga kick-off times to change | Football Espana
Javier Tebas has confirmed La Liga kick-off times will change from next season to make matches more convenient for British viewers. The LFP President told Cadena COPE that a request had been made by the League’s British television partner - Sky Sports - so that matches start at 5.15pm UK time, rather than 5pm.

Iker Casillas close to Real Madrid exit - report - ESPN FC
Iker Casillas is on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, according to a report by Spanish TV station TVE, despite the Spanish goalkeeper having two years left on his contract. Real signed goalkeeper Keylor Navas to a six-year deal last summer, and the Costa Rica international did make a handful of starts earlier in the 2014-15 campaign, but Casillas regained his spot in the first XI throughout the season.

Ronaldo earns more than Messi - report - ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named ahead of Lionel Messi as football's biggest earner on Forbes' 2015 list of the world's highest-paid athletes. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo is third on the list of 100 athletes, with boxer Floyd Mayweather in first place boasting a record $300 million in earnings. Ronaldo made $79.6m while Barcelona's Messi, fourth in the standings, received $73.8m -- as the only two footballers on the list.

Odegaard to Celtic on loan? | Football Espana
Real Madrid could send Martin Odegaard on a season-long loan to Scottish champions Celtic. Celtic manager Ronny Delia worked with the teenager at Stromgodset and AS reports the Glasgow club is considered a good place for Odegaard to gain experience, particularly as Celtic are in the Champions League.

Tevez to Atleti stalled on wages | Football Espana
Carlos Tevez’s high wages have thrown a proposed move from Juventus to Atletico Madrid into doubt, according to reports from Italy. AS cites Sky Sports as saying the Argentine’s €4.5m a year won’t be matched by Atletico, even though Los Colchoneros are planning for next season with Tevez in mind.

Sevilla's Stephane M'Bia signs three-year deal with Trabzonspor - Inside Spanish Football
M’Bia joined Sevilla on a season-long loan for the 2013-14 season, where he went on to find a permanent place in the hearts of all Sevilla fans with his heroics in their Europa League campaign, scoring the game-winning header in the 92nd minute of their semi-final against Valencia to reach the finals in Turin, where they went on to win the title.

Sevilla reject Southampton's €12m Krychowiak bid; holding out for Arsenal - Inside Spanish Football
According to ABC Sevilla, Southampton made the bid on Wednesday morning, but Sevilla didn’t even care to glance at the €12 million offer before rejecting it, informing the English Premier League side that they would have to make a far greater bid for one of the most consistent and highest performing players from their championship squad last season.

Valencia Set To Sign Manchester City Striker - FourFourTweet
Valencia are set to sign Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo this month per an agreement made last summer, following his loan spell at the Mestella this season. The Spanish club agreed to pay £23.5m for the Spaniard after his season on-loan in La Liga and, despite his unimpressive performances as he scored just five goals, Valencia will honour the agreement they made with the Citizens.

Van Der Vaart to Betis on Monday? | Football Espana
Rafael Van Der Vaart could be presented as a Real Betis player early next week as his agent confirms a return to Spain. Former Real Madrid midfielder Van Der Vaart is a free agent after leaving Hamburg and it’s believed personal ties have brought him back to La Liga.

Villarreal signs Atlético youngster, Iván Alejo - Villarreal USA
Villarreal has made its first signing of the season after acquiring the services of youngster, Iván Alejo from Atlético Madrid on a free transfer after Atleti opted not to renew Alejo's contract. Alejo has signed a three year contract with the Yellow Submarine. Ideally, he'd be part of the B team with hopes of being promoted to the first team.

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