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La Liga News: 25 June 2015; Chelsea Make Antoine Griezmann Bid, Real Madrid Find Sergio Ramos Replacement

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Otamendi to replace Ramos at Madrid? | Football Espana
Real Madrid will move for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi if the Sergio Ramos situation ends with the centre-back’s departure. Marca name the Argentine as Los Blancos’ first choice to replace Ramos, who reportedly asked to leave Santiago Bernabeu and is the subject of a big-money offer from Manchester United.

Why Cristiano Ronaldo might consider Real Madrid exit - ESPN FC
The ongoing Sergio Ramos "will he, won't he" watch has been filling the gossip pages this week, and as transfer sagas go it's a pretty good one, especially for Manchester United fans. Losing David de Gea would be a blow but there are other keepers of his stature knocking about. Ramos, on the other hand, has won everything there is to win and is behind only Iker Casillas and Xavi on the list of caps for the most successful national team of the modern era. It's not a bad trade by any means.

Casillas deserves respect, insists Campo -
Former Real Madrid defender Ivan Campo has called for respect for Iker Casillas amid ongoing rumors that the iconic goalkeeper could leave the club. The 34-year-old is no longer the Santiago Bernabeu side's undisputed first-choice shot stopper, with Madrid keen to bring in David de Gea from Manchester United, while Keylor Navas also remains a strong candidate for the No. 1 position.

Report: Koscielny on Madrid agenda | Football Espana
Real Madrid are considering Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny to replace Sergio Ramos, according to the British Press. The Daily Mirror claims Los Blancos would pay £21m [€29m] for the France international as Ramos’ relationship with the Santiago Bernabeu hierarchy is at breaking point.

Vazquez to return to Madrid? | Football Espana
Lucas Vazquez could be set to return to Real Madrid despite Espanyol confirming their intention to sign the winger on a permanent basis. AS suggest that Rafa Benitez has asked for Vazquez to be brought back this summer but Espanyol have already said they will pay Madrid the €500,000 needed to keep him another year.

Chelsea launch big Griezmann bid | Football Espana
Reports from Italy say Chelsea will offer Atletico Madrid €50m and Mohamed Salah for Antoine Griezmann. AS cites a report from the Gazzetta dello Sport that says Jose Mourinho has identified the France international and the Premier League champions are willing to do what it takes to get him.

Atletico Madrid unveil 2015-16 kit as Diego Simeone turns his hand to photography | Daily Mail Online
Diego Simeone swapped the tactics board for a camera as Atletico Madrid players posed during a photoshoot to reveal their new kit ahead of the 2015-16 season. The Argentine coach instructed his players from behind the lens rather than the touchline as they out on their best moody face while they unveiled the club's latest strip. It has come as little surprise that their new attire is the traditional red and white stripes with blue shorts but the club have opted for a v-neck finish rather than a collar.

Malaga announce signings of Juan Carlos Pérez and Fábio Espinho - Inside Spanish Football
Juan Carlos joins Malaga on a season-long loan with the Andalusians having the option to make the move permanent next summer. One minute later, Malaga announced their second signing of the season in Fábio Ricardo Gomes Fonseca ‘Espinho’, who is joining the club on a one-year deal from PFK Ludogorets Razgrad, where he helped the Bulgarian side to the League, Cup and Supercup titles in the 2013-14 season and played in the Champions League last season.

No bids for Carlos Bacca or Grzegorz Krychowiak - ESPN FC
Sevilla have not received any bids for Carlos Bacca or Grzegorz Krychowiak, according to sporting director Monchi, despite reported interest from Liverpool and Arsenal respectively. Bacca and Krychowiak both starred for Sevilla last season, with both players capping excellent La Liga campaigns by scoring in the Europa League final victory over Dnipro in May as the club secured a place in next season's Champions League.

German Piotr Trochowski battling Sevilla in lawsuit - ESPN FC
"I have not been paid since September 2014," the midfielder told Suddeutsche Zeitung. "I have never asked to be released from my contract or have accepted the club's offer to cancel it. In my view the contract runs until the end of June." In 2011 Trochowski joined FC Sevilla from Hamburger SV.

Report: Melo to Sevilla | Football Espana
Reports in Turkey say Felipe Melo will sign for Sevilla after his contract with Galatasaray came to an end. Marca cites Milliyet as saying the Brazilian will sign a three-year deal at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan worth €2.4m a season.

Getafe out of relegation danger | Football Espana
Getafe are out of danger of an administrative relegation after President Angel Torres made a €7m payment to the tax authorities. It was feared the Madrid-based club could go the way of Elche, sent to the Segunda for financial reasons despite securing their top-flight status in the League campaign.

Brighton sign Israeli striker Tomer Hemed from Almeria | Sky Sports
The 28-year-old has joined the Seagulls from Spanish side Almeria for a fee in the region of £1m, according to Sky sources. Hemed scored eight goals in 26 La Liga appearances last season for Almeria but he unable to help them avoid relegation as a 3-2 defeat to Valencia on the final day of the season sealed their fate.

Las Palmas confirm Araujo signing | Football Espana
The President of newly-promoted Las Palmas has confirmed the club will sign Sergio Araujo on a permanent basis. Araujo was on loan at the island outfit from Boca Juniors last season and proved prolific in the Segunda, scoring 25 goals as Las Palmas returned to the top flight.

Escriba says goodbye to Elche | Football Espana
Fran Escriba has vowed to always support Elche as he rescinds his contract with the relegated club. Elche were sent to the Segunda for financial reasons, a decision they are appealing, after sealing their top flight status with a finish of 13th. Escriba is moving on, strongly linked with the vacancy at Getafe, and has held a Press conference to say goodbye to Los Illicitanos.

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