Madrid eye Leno as De Gea alternative? | Football Espana
Real Madrid will reportedly target Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno if an agreement for David de Gea cannot be reached. According to Marca, Los Blancos hoped to make significant headway in their pursuit of the Manchester United No 1 over the past week, but no such progress has been forthcoming.
Sergio Ramos vs. Real Madrid sides taken Sid Lowe - ESPN FC
The damage done is significant, and much of it is irreversible. Equally, to judge this as simply a means of getting a new contract out of Madrid is wrong; it has gone well beyond that, and Ramos' desire to move is real. It is equally impossible to know what would happen if Madrid refuse to sell except that, in theory, Manchester United would also refuse to sell David De Gea.
Jackson Martinez confirms Atletico Madrid transfer - ESPN FC
Jackson Martinez has confirmed he will be signing for Atletico Madrid from Porto this summer. Martinez, 28, had been linked with a transfer to Arsenal and also AC Milan but his agent announced this week that a deal had been agreed with Atletico.
Spanish sources: Alderweireld set for Spurs despite Atletico's desire to keep him - The Tottenham Way
There have been a few reports in the English press this week claiming Spurs are winning the race for Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld. The Belgian has returned to the Spanish capital following a successful season on loan at Southampton – it seems Atletico bought out Saints’ option to purchase the centre half permanently – and is wanted by Saints, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Atletico Madrid negotiating €15m transfer for Napoli's Jose Callejón - Inside Spanish Football
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Atletico Madrid could be close to sealing their first signing of the summer, as the club is currently well into negotiations for Jose Callejón. The club is preparing for the departure of Arda Turan, whose agent made very clear that his client’s dream is to leave Spain and play in the English Premier League.
Agent: Porto want Moya | Football Espana
The agent of Miguel Angel Moya has confirmed Porto’s interest in the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper. The 31-year-old joined Los Colchoneros as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois last summer and initially pipped fellow custodial arrival Jan Oblak to the club’s No 1 jersey, until an injury afforded the Slovakian the opportunity to establish himself.
Atleti close in on Kranevitter | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid are closing in on the signing of River Plate midfielder Matias Kranevitter for a reported €8m. The 22-year-old has long been linked with Los Colchoneros given their Argentine connection via Diego Simeone, and Marca claims the player regarded as ‘the new Javier Mascherano’ will stay in Buenos Aires on loan until January.
Derby County - Villarreal Friendly Announced
Derby County have announced the replacement for their big pre-season friendly with the news La Liga oufit Villarreal will visit the iPro Stadium on Wednesday, July 29th. The game is to replace the friendly with Benfica who pulled out due to pre-season commitments and were also due to play Burton Albion during their visit.