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La Liga News: 19 June 2015; Villarreal Make Three Signings Official, Isco Staying at Real Madrid

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De Gea in, Casillas out - Real Madrid summer transfer plans -
Los Blancos enter another period of transition after sacking Carlo Ancelotti and Goal looks at the players who could be brought in under Rafa Benitez. Another new era begins at Real Madrid. After Carlo Ancelotti was sacked last month, president Florentino Perez signed Rafa Benitez as coach. The former Liverpool manager will be charged with winning titles after the club missed out on the major trophies at the end of last season.

Isco staying at Real Madrid after Benitez phone call -
Isco will remain at Real Madrid after being assured by new coach Rafael Benitez that he will be a key part of his plans this coming season. Isco's future at the Santiago Bernabeu had been in doubt, after the Spain international lost his place in the Blancos starting lineup during the second half of last season when Luka Modric and James Rodriguez returned from injury.

Aguero shuts door on Madrid | Football Espana
"I can’t stop rumours. I can’t stop people writing things," he was quoted as saying by the Mirror. "But what I can do is repeat what I have already said, and that is that I’m very happy at Manchester City. "I have had success over the last four seasons there and I’m hungry for a lot more.

Raphael Varane must start for Real Madrid in 2015-16 - ESPN FC
While a deal still appears close to being rubber-stamped for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Benitez pens his shortlist of strikers and central midfielders to bolster his squad for next season, the name of Raphael Varane should be circled alongside Gareth Bale as crucial cogs to rejuvenate the Spanish giants next term.

Juve close in on €18m Mandzukic | Football Espana
Juventus have reportedly agreed to sign Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic on a four-year contract for €18m. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Champions League finalists have identified the Croat as the ideal replacement for Carlos Tevez, who has been linked with Los Colchoneros in recent weeks.

Reports: Inter sign Miranda | Football Italia
Inter have signed Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda, for a fee of €15m, according to reports. The Nerazzurri have been heavily linked with the Brazilian in recent days, with speculation today that the two clubs had agreed a fee. It appears the player has now accepted the move, with Gianluca Di Marzio, Gazzetta dello Sport, Sky and Calciomercato reporting the transfer as a done deal.

Thiago Motta would be fit for Simeone's Atletico Madrid - ESPN FC
While old boys Radamel Falcao and Filipe Luis might have been filling column inches in recent weeks as they were linked with returns to the Vicente Calderon, Diego Simeone has caught everyone off guard by lining up a deal to bring a former player back to Madrid in the shape of Thiago Motta.

Valencia: Two midfielders and a GK | Football Espana
AS reports a meeting with the Coach and Rufete which, despite their previously-reported differences, was said to be positive. Sporting director Rufete reported that Rulli, last year of Real Sociedad, was almost wrapped up as cover was sought for Diego Alves, victim of a long-term knee injury.

Valencia set to make €4m bid for Man Utd target Ozan Tufan | Turkish Football
Valencia are set to make Bursaspor wonder kid Ozan Tufan a €4 million offer according to IHA. The Turkish international has been closely linked with a number of clubs across Europe after an impressive breakthrough season.

Man United target Nicolas Otamendi hints at move Valencia - ESPN FC
Nicolas Otamendi has suggested that he wants to leave Valencia, while playing down a photo recently tweeted of himself with Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria. Otamendi, 27, had a superb campaign with Valencia, scoring six times and leading a defence which helped secure fourth place in La Liga and Champions League football next season.

Villarreal announce signing of Samuel García and Samu Castillejo - Inside Spanish Football
Samu and Samuel arrived in Villarreal at 21:30 on Wednesday evening and went immediately to the hotel before undergoing their successful medicals on Thursday morning and finalising the details on their contracts, with the 20 and 24-year-old each signing five-year deals.

PSG loan Areola to Villarreal | FourFourTwo
Alphonse Areola has moved to Villarreal on a season-long loan from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. The 22-year-old goalkeeper spent the entire 2014-15 campaign at Bastia, where he made 35 league appearances on a temporary basis. And domestic treble winners PSG have once again opted to send Areola out on loan to gain first-team experience.

Ike Uche Undergoes Medicals At Tigres |
The Mexican top division club will assess the fitness of the Nigeria forward ahead of signing him from Spanish club side Villarreal. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Ikechukwu Uche is expected to sign for Tigres in the Mexican top division on Wednesday after undergoing medicals at the Nuevo Leon-based club on Wednesday and would be unveiled after passing his medicals.

Roma set sights on Sevilla's Carlos Bacca - Inside Spanish Football Inside Spanish Football
According to Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma are looking to bolster their squad after finishing 17 points behind Juventus in the Italian Serie A this past season and have targeted two-time Europa League champion Carlos Bacca as the man to fire them up the table. However, Sevilla will take nothing less than Bacca’s €25 million release clause, which the Italians seem willing to pay.

Eibar to appoint Mendilibar | Football Espana
Jose Luis Mendilibar will be appointed the new Coach of Eibar once the Basques reach a settlement with Gaizka Garitano. Garitano left after Los Armeros were relegated, although their top-flight status was restored when Elche were demoted for financial reasons.

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