Report: Real Madrid table bid for Argentina international Lucas Biglia | HITC
According to a recent report in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid have tabled a £15.6 million bid for Lazio defensive midfielder Lucas Biglia. Newly-appointed Madrid boss Rafa Benitez has seemingly made the midfield area his first priority to strengthen this summer, and he knows Biglia well from his time in Serie A.
Cristiano Ronaldo 'happy' at 'best club in the world' Real Madrid | Sky Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo has broken several months of near-silence to rubbish reports that he is unhappy at Real Madrid and wants to leave the Spanish giants. The World Player of the Year has barely uttered a word since he gruffly told reporters after the Champions League defeat by Schalke 04 in March he would not speak to the media until the end of the season.
Real Madrid keen on Valencias Shkodran Mustafi - ESPN FC
Real Madrid have made contact over the availability of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, according to both the player's father and agent. Mustafi, 23, arrived at Valencia in 2014 from Sampdoria for a fee of €8 million. His contract runs until 2019 and it contains a €50 million release clause, with the Spanish media linking him with a move away from the club this summer.
Spain challenging FIFA switch to winter World Cup in 2022 - ESPN FC
The Spanish football league is challenging FIFA's decision to switch the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November-December. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the Spanish league (LFP) has filed an appeal against the FIFA decision, which avoids the Qatari summer heat.
Sevilla's Carlos Bacca confirms AC Milan agreement - ESPN FC
Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca has confirmed he has agreed personal terms for a move to AC Milan. Bacca, who is also a target for Liverpool, has a buyout clause in his contract that is reported to be set at €30 million.
Konoplyanka to sign for Atlético Madrid
Yevhen Konoplyanka is a complicated transfer, many clubs have tried to secure his signature, but nobody has yet managed to sign him in the two years his name seems to have been in the papers. Now that he is a free agent, or will be on 1 July, he seems to have been touted around everywhere and talked to everyone. We know to our cost that even a medical mean nothing if a more attractive offer comes along, we experienced that with Willian of course.
Muniain signs Athletic renewal | Football Espana
Athletic Bilbao have announced that Iker Muniain has extended his contract for a further two years until 2019. The attacking midfielder is the latest youth product since the end of last season to agree a renewal at San Mames, following in the footsteps of Ander Iturraspe and Aymeric Laporte.
Phil Neville yet to agree Valencia assistant coach role - ESPN FC
Phil Neville has told the BBC he has yet to agree terms with Valencia over the assistant coach role at the club. The Spanish club announced on Sunday that former Manchester United full-back Neville had joined the coaching staff, working under head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.