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La Liga News: 27 July 2015; Real Madrid Reject Cristiano Ronaldo Bid, Thiago Motta Wants Atletico Madrid Move

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Reports: Madrid reject €120m Ronaldo bid | Football Espana
The Arabic-speaking media are reporting that Real Madrid have rejected a world-record €120m bid from Paris Saint-Germain for Cristiano Ronaldo. According to the newspaper Rotana, PSG’s owners met Florentino Perez in Doha on Saturday, where they proposed the President the offer, citing that the change of Coach and Gareth Bale’s emergence would have prompted the No 7 into seeking a new challenge.

Benitez hints that Keylor Navas will be Real Madrid No.1 - ESPN FC
Keeper Kiko Casilla moved to the Bernabeu, where he began his career, from Espanyol earlier this summer. But Benitez, speaking after his side's 4-1 International Champions Cup win over Manchester City in Melbourne on Friday, indicated that Navas was at the forefront of his plans.

Man Utd target Gareth Bale in Real Madrid stay says Coleman - ESPN FC
Chris Coleman believes Gareth Bale will stay at Real Madrid, and that Wales will benefit from the forward's decision. Bale, 26, has been linked with a move to Manchester United after a frustrating second season at the Bernabeu during which he was booed by Real fans as they failed to land any silverware.

Denis Cheryshev happy to stay at Real Madrid and fight for his place - Eurosport British
Denis Cheryshev has spoken of his desire to finally kick-start his Real Madrid career after scoring in Friday’s 4-1 win against Manchester City. The Russian winger has spent much of his Blancos career out of the first-team picture, spending the past two seasons on loan at Sevilla and Villarreal, but came off the substitutes’ bench in Melbourne to clinch his side’s International Champions Cup crown.

Thiago Motta wants to leave PSG move to Atletico Madrid - ESPN FC
Thiago Motta says he is hoping to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Atletico Madrid before the summer is out but admits his future is not in his hands. Motta, 32, is contracted until PSG for one more season but is angling for a move to Spain as soon as possible.

Atletico cruise to friendly win | FourFourTwo
Atletico Madrid made a winning start to their pre-season campaign as they downed Segunda Division side Numancia 2-0 to retain the Memorial Jesus Gil y Gil. Both goals came in the space of two second-half minutes, French defender Lucas Hernandez grabbing the first and Argentine midfielder Angel Correa the second.

Atleti strike Filipe Luis deal | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid have struck a €16m deal with Chelsea for the return of Filipe Luis, according to the Spanish Press. Reports on Saturday suggested the transfer was on the verge of collapsing as the Blues had raised their valuation of the left-back, but Los Colchoneros are understood to have duly obliged.

Tufan: I rejected Valencia | Football Espana
Bursaspor starlet Ozan Tufan has claimed that he turned down the chance to join Valencia due to a lack of secrecy surrounding the deal. The Turkish defender, who had previously been linked to Atletico Madrid, revealed how Los Che were his likeliest destination, only for a Press leak to prompt his agent Ahmet Bulut – his best-known client being Barcelona’s Arda Turan – into calling off negotiations.

Konoplyanka debut ends in defeat | FourFourTwo
Yevhen Konoplyanka's Sevilla career began with defeat as the UEFA Europa League holders slumped to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Werder Bremen on Saturday. The Ukrainian forward was introduced midway through the second half at the Weserstadion as the visitors struggled to find their usual level of fluency for much of the game.

Positive play from Villarreal as the Submarine defeats Wolfsburg - Villarreal USA
Villarreal defeated Wolfsburg 2-1 in the Emirates Cup, with all the goals coming in the first quarter of the match. If you were looking for clues as to how Villarreal would approach this season, based on today I'd say not a lot of difference to last year.

Official: Bardi joins Espanyol | Football Espana
Espanyol have announced the signing of goalkeeper Francesco Bardi from Inter on a season-long loan, with the option of a permanent deal next summer. The 23-year-old arrives as a direct replacement for Kiko Casilla, who recently joined Real Madrid, and will compete with Pau Lopez for the No 1 spot at Cornella-El Prat.

Official: Rayo sign Ebert | Football Espana
Rayo Vallecano have confirmed the signing of winger Patrick Ebert from Spartak Moscow on a two-year contract. The 28-year-old arrives at Vallecas with La Liga experience to boot, having scored nine goals and laid off 12 assists in 38 appearances for Real Valladolid between 2012 and 2014.

Port Vale 2-2 Getafe - Friendly - Port Vale
A friendly against Spanish topflight side Getafe was something Port Vale were able to add into the pre-season plans a couple of weeks ago with this game ending in a draw on Saturday. Maybe the most disappointing thing about the afternoon was an attendance of just 1,652 - then again the La Liga side were hardly going to bring many with them for a friendly were they? Overseas club, for friendlies, don't travel in the numbers us Brits do!

Getafe unveil Bernard Mensah - supersport
Spanish side, Getafe, have unveiled loan signing Bernard Mensah as a squad member for the 2015/16 season. The 20-year-old Ghanaian central midfielder signed for Atletico Madrid from Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes for a reported fee of €10 million – a deal which will span for six seasons and has quickly been loaned out to neighbours Getafe where he can gain more games for the coming season.

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