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La Liga News: 23 July 2015; Real Madrid Lose Youngster to Brighton, Atletico Madrid Sign Bernard Mensah

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Otamendi, Albiol & Matip potential Sergio Ramos replacement - ESPN FC
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is apparently on his way to the club's preseason tour in China to hammer out a deal with Sergio Ramos in order to keep the defender at the club amid interest from Manchester United. Ramos or no Ramos, a back-up central defender has been a glaring deficiency in Real's squad for some time and surely one that coach Rafael Benitez will be eager to address before the season starts.

Ronaldo's angry response to Benitez -
The 30-year-old was caught gesticulating on camera by television station Cuatro and shouting 'Vai Caralho!' in the direction of the Real Madrid coach. The term is a Portuguese insult used to express disappointment and was followed by Ronaldo complaining that Benitez "gives everything against the Portuguese".

Sergio Ramos certain to stay at Real Madrid - Rafa Benitez - ESPN FC
Rafa Benitez is "100 percent" sure Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid despite interest from Manchester United. United are willing to exchange goalkeeper David De Gea for Ramos, who is reportedly unhappy about the salary he has been offered as part of a new deal at the Bernabeu.

In-depth: Sergio Ramos is staying at Real Madrid - what now for Manchester United and David De Gea? - Eurosport British
Before Madrid meet Manchester City in a challenge match in Melbourne on Friday, he basically confirmed that Ramos is going nowhere. And when we say confirmed, we mean confirmed. Benitez is "100 per cent" sure on Ramos, and even went as far as mentioning Manchester United and Louis van Gaal's interest in the Spain defender in his presser.

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: 'Gunners target Isco' - Telegraph
The 23-year-old Spain international has struggled to cement his place in the Real starting XI and was being touted as a potential signing for Liverpool, before Brendan Rodgers blew all his cash on Christian Benteke. Now The Metro suggests Arsene Wenger is ready to make his move, with Manchester City also keeping tabs on the situation.

Real Madrid teenager Jack Harper signs for Brighton - ESPN FC
Scottish teenager Jack Harper has quit Real Madrid to join Championship side Brighton. The 19-year-old striker, born in Malaga to Scottish parents, has been at the Bernabeu since he was 13 and was once compared to Robin van Persie by former Scotland performance director Mark Wotte.

Atletico Madrid sign Bernard Mensah and loan him to Getafe - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid have signed Ghana midfielder Bernard Mensah from Vitoria Guimaraes for an undisclosed fee. Mensah, 20, has put pen to paper on a six-year contract with the Rojiblancos and has immediately been loaned out for the coming season to fellow Liga side Getafe.

Atletico Madrid make smart Stefan Savic signing - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid's signing of Stefan Savic was confirmed earlier this week, and while it may not have caused many shockwaves around Europe, it is a canny capture that further illustrates just how manager Diego Simeone is building for the future.

Jackson Martinez cools Radamel Falcao comparisons - ESPN FC
New Atletico Madrid signing Jackson Martinez does not want to be compared to fellow Colombia striker Radamel Falcao. Martinez, 28, completed his €35 million transfer from Porto last week and arrived in Madrid on Tuesday after signing a four-year contract with the Rojiblancos.

Valencia continue to enjoy left-back success | GiveMeSport
One could claim that there hasn’t truly been a world class left-back in global football since the days of Roberto Carlos and Paolo Maldini, however Valencia seemingly has a production line of excellent left-back after excellent left-back for the past few years; perhaps the most successful of these being Jordi Alba, a key component of both Barcelona and Spain.

Villarreal want Gameiro as Sevilla negotiate for Roberto Soldado - Inside Spanish Football
According to AS, Villarreal have expressed interest in taking Kevin Gameiro on loan from Sevilla next season, but the Europa League champions are not ready to agree to let the Frenchman leave the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Kevin Gameiro played sparingly last season behind Carlos Bacca and fought for minutes with Iago Apsas, but with Bacca at AC Milan and Aspas back at Celta, the opportunity has opened up to rival Immobile for the starting striker spot.

Aduriz on Cup final anthem ‘smile’ | Football Espana
"In the warm-up I was looking for my family, who were in a very specific part of the stadium, and I couldn’t find them. "And during the anthem we were facing the stand, it was a chance to try and see them, because it’s impossible when the game starts. "By chance I found them and I smiled, one of many smiles when I see my family, and that is what happened, plain and simple.

Sid Lowe's Notes from Spain: Elche avoided the drop but not the taxman
They survived in the first division but went down to the second division anyway, then went back to the first division again before returning to the second once more. They still haven’t lost hope of returning to the first division again, but now they could be relegated for a second time, heading down another division down to Spain’s regionalised, four-group, eighty-team Second Division B. And all that in barely a month.

Getafe on the up | Football Espana
Madrid is a city where football thrives and has a rich history. In La Liga there are four teams from the nation’s capital. Real Madrid, a world powerhouse rich with tradition and success. Atletico Madrid, a club who in recent years challenged Los Merengues for supremacy, resulting in a historic League title during the 201-14 season.

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