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La Liga News: 22 July 2015; Elche Appeal Rejected, Real Madrid Interested in Ricardo Rodriguez

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Real Madrid keen to sign Ricardo Rodriguez | Soccerlens
It seems like the days of Coentrao at Real Madrid are as good as over. The Portuguese defender, previously linked with Manchester United, hasn’t been performing at any acceptable level at Madrid for the couple of years. He tends to get injured too often, as a result, Madrid are looking for options elsewhere.

Perez-Ramos summit in China | Football Espana
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez and captain Sergio Ramos will meet in China to discuss the player’s future after another offer from Manchester United. AS reports Madrid’s tour of Asia will host the crucial meeting shortly after United registered a €60m approach for the centre-back.

Filipe Luis set to leave Chelsea, confirms Mourinho - Goal.com
"In this moment we need a left-back because I think we are selling Filipe Luis now or tomorrow [Wednesday], but I think we will sell Filipe Luis," Mourinho told reporters. "We need to go the market, we need to find a club that accepts a bid until 31 August, and we are going for a left-back. In other positions we have no space."

La Liga: Mat Ryan signs six-year Valencia deal - Goal.com
Mathew Ryan is relishing the chance to establish himself as first-choice goalkeeper at Valencia after completing his switch to Mestalla on Tuesday. The Australia international pens a six-year deal with the Liga club after passing a medical, with Valencia having already agreed a deal with Club Brugge for the 23-year-old.

Monchi: Sevilla didn’t reject Van Persie | Football Espana
"Snubbing Van Persie would be like saying no to Lionel Messi. He’s a top player and I wouldn’t have dared. I’d go and pick him up from wherever he was," Marca quote Monchi as saying. "I haven’t snubbed him. If some of the players we tried for in the past could come, we’d always be open to it. Sevilla is more important than my pride. I’m not spiteful."

Report: Rayo sign Zhang Chengdong | Football Espana
Zhang Chengdong, known as Dudu, will become La Liga’s first Chinese player after signing for Rayo Vallecano, according to reports. Dudu was previously playing for Beijing Guoan, led by former Rayo, Atletico Madrid and Mallorca Coach Gregorio Manzano.

Duje Čop joins Malaga on loan - Croatian Football Federation
With the authorization of Dinamo Zagreb, Italian side Cagliari agreed to loan Duje Čop to Malaga CF for the upcoming season. The Spaniards will have the option to buy Croatian striker the following summer. In Croatia, Čop played for Hajduk, Split, and Dinamo, while in Portugal he tried his luck at Nacional. In January 2015, he moved to Italy, to Cagliari, where he scored four goals in 16 appearances.

Van der Vaart needs Betis; Betis needs van der Vaart | Fusion
Van der Vaart’s road to Betis has seen stops at Ajax, Hamburg, Real Madrid and Tottenham. The midfielder who has made 109 appearances for the Netherlands’ national team describes himself as a street fighter, someone desperate to enjoy himself on the pitch and entertain fans. "When I lose the fun in soccer, it’s better to quit," he’s explained on numerous occasions.

Elche fail in High Court appeal as Eibar remain in La Liga - ESPN FC
A Spanish High Court has turned down Elche's petition to be reinstated to the Primera Division for the 2015-16 campaign, leaving Eibar in the top flight. Elche were relegated to the second tier at the end of the season by the Spanish Football League (LFP) as punishment for unpaid debts to the tax authorities.