Cristiano Ronaldo 'only winner' of Real Madrid battle | Sky Sports
Sky Sports pundit Andy Hinchcliffe says there can only be one winner if Cristiano Ronaldo falls out with new Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez. Reports in Spain say the atmosphere has become strained on the training pitch during the club's pre-season tour of Australia, but Benitez has played down talk of tension between the two and described the Portuguese forward as 'the best in the world'.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo really return to Manchester United this summer? - Eurosport British
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with an astonishing return to Manchester United, according to media reports, but could it really happen? We try to separate fact from fiction as we look at the reasons for and against the possible return of the Portuguese forward.
Manchester United ask Sergio Ramos to demand exit - report - ESPN FC
Manchester United want target Sergio Ramos to publicly declare his intention to leave Real Madrid this summer to pave the way for his transfer to Old Trafford, according to Marca. The Madrid-based newspaper, which recently claimed United had made a €60 million for Ramos, featured the story on its front page on Friday under the headline: "United ask Ramos to declare that he wants to leave."
‘Casillas’ exit wasn’t normal’ | Football Espana
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes there was something amiss about the way Iker Casillas left Real Madrid. Casillas joined Porto earlier in the summer and Pellegrini, who worked with the goalkeeper during his time on the Santiago Bernabeu bench, has spoken about the move ahead of a pre-season friendly between City and Madrid.
Mayoral to become Benzema deputy? | Football Espana
Borja Mayoral will reportedly be promoted to the Real Madrid first team next season and deputise Karim Benzema as the side’s No 9. According to Marca, Los Blancos believe competition hinders the Frenchman’s game, rather than improve it, leaving the club to look to their cantera for a solution to their attacking troubles.
Filipe Luís arrives at Atletico Madrid for medical - Sambafoot.com
The 29 year old left back only moved to Chelsea last year in a £16 million deal but struggled to adapt to British football. He is now expected to secure a move back to his former club for around £11 million. He will undergo a medical today before finalising personal terms. Jose Mourinho confirmed the left back was leaving in a statement yesterday,
Atletico Madrid president confirms club's interest in Thiago - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid are targeting Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta, club president Enrique Cerezo confirmed on Thursday. Motta previously played for Atletico in the 2007-08 season, but only made a handful of appearances because of knee injuries.
Juve eye Atleti's Siqueira | Football Italia
Juventus are in negotiations with Atletico Madrid for Brazilian left-back Guilherme Siqueira. Sky Sport Italia report this evening that talks have been going on since Wednesday and continues late into Thursday evening. He only joined Atleti from Granada a year ago for €10m, but could be pushed out by the arrival of Filipe Luis from Chelsea.
Roma or Bordeaux for Manquillo | Football Espana
Roma or Bordeaux are the possible destinations for Atletico Madrid’s Javier Manquillo, who prefers the former, but the latter is more likely. Marca report that the right-back, who had a two-year loan at Liverpool cancelled this summer after only 12 months, has to leave Vicente Calderon on loan again if he is going to get playing time.
Alcacer tells Otamendi to snub Man Utd and stay at Valencia - Goal.com
Paco Alcacer says he hopes Valencia team-mate Nicolas Otamendi rejects interest from Manchester United and stays at the Liga club. Louis van Gaal's side are looking to bolster their defence and could turn to the Argentine, who starred for his country throughout the Copa America this summer, if they fail to land Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid.
Depor announce Cani arrival | Football Espana
Deportivo La Coruna have announced the signing of midfielder Cani from Villarreal, subject to a medical. According to the Galicians’ official website, the 33-year-old has landed in La Coruna and will undergo a physical examination on Friday night, before penning a contract with the club.
Ivan Lopez extends Levante contract until 2020 | Sky Sports
Levante right-back Ivan Lopez has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2020. The 21-year-old came through the Levante youth system and spent the 2013/14 season at Girona before returning to Valencia and establishing himself a first-team regular.
Sempreinter Official: Krhin joins Granada for 1.3M Euro
Rene Krhin has completed his move to Spanish club Granada after Inter announced the move through their official website today. Sky Sport expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the 25 year old, who spent last season on loan at the Spanish outfit has now made the move permanent for a fee of 1.3M Euro.
Ex-Ghana youth star Michael Anaba to stay with relegated Spanish side Elche - GhanaSoccerNet
Anaba has returned to the cash-strapped side for pre-season after they were forcibly relegated as a result its failure to meet its obligation with the country’s treasury and for breaking financial fair-play regulations. Elche had finished last season in mid-table, but the Spanish Football League later relegated the club for the breaches in its rules, adding that it was not the first time the club had committed these breaches.