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La Liga News: 23 June 2015; Elche Appeal Against Relegation, Atletico Madrid Sign Luciano Vietto

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How relationship between Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid turned ugly | Sid Lowe | The Guardian
From "Sergio Ramos Wants to Go Now" to "Respect the Badge!", two front-page headlines in Spain helped bring the tension between Ramos and Real Madrid into the open and the defender closer to Manchester United. The distrust in the relationship between Madrid’s vice-captain and the president, Florentino Pérez, is not new but with Monday morning’s front-page headlines here it has come to the surface – making rapprochement more difficult. United may feel that their hand has been strengthened.

United: €30m & De Gea for Ramos? | Football Espana
Sergio Ramos is said to be ready to leave Real Madrid and Manchester United will offer €30m plus David De Gea for the centre-back. AS reports De Gea’s brother and agent, Rene Ramos, first spoke to representatives of United in an April meeting in London and as Ramos grows unhappy at Santiago Bernabeu, United are ready to move.

Real Madrid players angered by medical upheaval -
Francisco Jose Morate (a doctor at Real since 2001), Santiago Lozano (a physical trainer at the club since 2005), Juan Muro (physiotherapist since 1995), Carlos Heredia (a physiotherapist who is close to Jese) and Dani Martinez (a physiotherapist who joined last year) have all been dismissed after recent injuries to a number of first-team players, including Luka Modric, James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas does not need Achilles surgery | Sky Sports
The Costa Rica international aggravated a recurring problem in the recent friendly against Spain, with subsequent tests revealing a partial rupture of the Achilles tendon in his left foot and swelling around the heel. His national team coach, Paulo Wanchope, said Navas might have to have an operation to fix the issue, but the 28-year-old has now been told surgery will not be necessary.

Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez promises more signings | Sky Sports
Real have already drafted in Brazilian pair Danilo and Casemiro from Porto this month - the latter returning from a loan spell - and in his first interview since his unveiling, Benitez says more additions are on the way. Sky sources understand Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is linked with a move to the Bernabeu, but Benitez is keeping specifics to a minimum about the club's activities in the transfer market.

Atletico Madrid sign Luciano Vietto from Villarreal, club president announces | Sky Sports
Villarreal have sold Argentinian striker Luciano Vietto to Atletico Madrid, club president Fernando Roig announced on Monday. Vietto joined Villarreal last summer from Argentinian side Racing Club, penning a five-year deal with the Spanish club. He enjoyed an impressive debut season in the Primera Division, scoring 12 goals in 32 league appearances to help the club finish sixth in La Liga.

Juventus complete the signing of Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid | Sky Sports
Mandzukic has agreed a four-year contract with the club, according to Sky Italia, and Juventus have agreed to pay Atletico a fee of £13.6m over the next three years, which could rise to £15m if certain performance incentives are reached. The 29-year-old joined Atletico last summer from Bayern Munich and scored 20 goals in 43 games for the Spanish side.

Celta confirm Wass signing | Football Espana
Celta Vigo have confirmed the signing of Denmark international Daniel Wass from Evian pending the completion of the details of the transfer. AS cite Celta sporting director Miguel Torrecilla as acknowledging Wass’ imminent arrival, the club’s second of the summer after Iago Aspas returned from Liverpool via Sevilla.

La Real confident over Rulli | Football Espana
Real Sociedad believe they have goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli tied down for next season in the face of interest from Valencia. Los Che are looking to replace long-term injury victim Diego Alves and had reportedly settled on Rulli, who spent last season on loan at Anoeta.

New faces in La Liga (I): Real Betis | FC Barcelona
Of the three teams promoted to the First Division for the 2015/16 season, the first to get the job done was Real Betis. The Green-and-Whites were champions with a two-point cushion over second-place Sporting Gijón. Their return to the First Division was mathematically guaranteed on the penultimate match day after having spent just one season in the Second Division.

Elche appealing against relegation | Football Espana
Elche will take their appeal against relegation from the Primera to Spain’s Administrative Court for Sport [TAD]. President Juan Anguix has been in Madrid to come to an agreement with the Treasury after the club were demoted for non-payment of tax and players’ wages.

New faces in La Liga (II): Sporting Gijón | FC Barcelona
At the start of the season, few people included Sporting Gijón among their tips to win promotion to the First Division. The side based at El Molinón had a very limited budget and an extremely young squad to work with, but they gelled into a solid unit that teams found surprisingly hard to beat.

Sporting transfer ban confirmed | Football Espana
Sporting Gijon have had their transfer ban confirmed for the new season with Osasuna punished as well. Both clubs have been sanctioned by the League’s budget control committee for failing to pay their players. Marca reports the punishment was ratified on Monday evening, taking by three economists and two lawyers.

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