Real Madrid youngster Derik Osede wants to play for Nigeria - ESPN FC
Real Madrid Castilla defender Derik Osede has told BBC Sport he wants to represent Nigeria at international level. Derik, 22, has played for Spain's youth sides, most recently recording two caps for their under-21 team. However, the centre-back, who is contracted to Real's B side, wishes to be called up by Nigeria's senior side, as his father is Nigerian.
Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta set to join Sevilla | Sky Sports
Spanish side Sevilla have claimed they are on the verge of signing Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta as he gets set to leave Stamford Bridge. The 24-year-old is out of contract this summer after moving to London in 2007 from French club RC Lens and spent last season on loan to La Liga side Rayo Vallecano.
Sevilla admit buyout clause perils Grzegorz Krychowiak - ESPN FC
Sevilla club president Jose Castro says he knows he cannot keep his top players at the club if their buyout clauses are met, feeding speculation that Arsenal are mulling over paying the €30 million needed to secure the La Liga club's midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.
Inter close on Miranda | Football Espana
Inter have reportedly moved closer to agreeing a deal with Atletico Madrid for Brazil international Miranda. The Italian giants have been heavily linked with the 30-year-old and La Gazzetta dello Sport believes that a difference of about €4m is currently separating the two clubs. The newspaper believes the Nerazzurri have tabled a bid of around €12m but that Atleti are demanding €16m for the defender.
Carlos Tevez & Luciano Vietto in, Mario Mandzukic out? Atletico Madrid's summer transfer plans - Goal.com
After an astonishing 2013-14 campaign saw Atletico Madrid win La Liga and come within seconds of victory in the Champions League final, last season was something of an anti-climax in comparison. Diego Simeone’s side finished third in the league, reached the quarterfinals of Europe’s elite club competition and fell at the same stage in the Copa del Rey – but the club did win the Supercopa de Espana.
Alphonse Areola will join Villarreal today | Get French Football News
PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola is expected to be announced as a Villarreal player today when he joins on a season long loan. Areola had been soliciting heavy interest from Ligue 1 side Toulouse, but has decided to have his first adventure outside of France for the 2015/16 campaign.
Southampton sign forward Juanmi from Malaga on 4-year deal - ESPN FC
Southampton have made Juanmi their first signing of the summer after securing the Spanish forward on a four-year contract. The 22-year-old arrives at St Mary's from Primera Division club Malaga, for whom he scored eight league goals last season. The Saints confirmed the upcoming transfer of the player who won the Under-19 European Championship with Spain in both 2011 and 2012.
Rafael van der Vaart invites granny along to Betis unveiling - ESPN FC
Despite being voted as the biggest flop in the Bundesliga last season by his fellow players, Rafael van der Vaart has still managed to bag himself a move to sunny Spain having signed for newly promoted Real Betis. Van der Vaart failed to shine as Hamburg came within a whisker of being relegated from the German top flight for the first time in their history in 2014-15, but has moved on and signed a three-year-deal with the Andalusian side.
NYCFC signs Athletic Bilbao Androni Iraola on free transfer - ESPN FC
New York City FC have signed longtime Athletic Bilbao defender Andoni Iraola on a free transfer. Iraola, 32, has made over 500 appearances for Athletic, scoring 38 goals in 12 seasons. He will be available for NYCFC when the secondary transfer window opens on July 8.