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La Liga News: 29 July 2015; Real Madrid Close to Signing Youngster, Levante Vote Against Sale

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Jose Mourinho hits back at wife of Rafa Benitez - ESPN FC
Jose Mourinho has hit back at Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez's wife after she joked her husband had to deal with the "messes" the Portuguese left at his former clubs. Benitez had spent time in charge of Inter Milan and Chelsea before taking on his current role at Real, and his wife told La Region: "Real Madrid are the third of Jose Mourinho's old teams Rafa has coached. We tidy up his messes."

Vallejo close to Madrid | Football Espana
Real Madrid are reportedly ready to complete the signing of Real Zaragoza’s Spain Under-19 captain Jesus Vallejo. AS claims a €6m fee will be required to prise the defender away from his current club but Los Blancos will loan Vallejo back to Zaragoza for at least another season, and possibly two.

Jese Rodriguez Nacho and Casemiro all vital for Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Rafa Benitez has not shied away from the fact that he will place big importance on Real Madrid as a squad and not just Real Madrid as a team this season. The former Napoli and Liverpool coach was one of the modern pioneers of squad rotation and that is something he will continue in the Spanish capital.

Jese Rodriguez wants to fight for place at Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez is eager to show he can be an important player for the club under new coach Rafa Benitez. Jese, who returned from a serious knee injury in December, is looking to make an impression in preseason and scored Real's opener in their 3-0 triumph over Inter Milan on Monday in the International Champions Cup.

‘Perez is a zero as President’ | Football Espana
Former Barcelona President Joan Gaspart has described Real Madrid President Florentino Perez as a ‘zero’ in the position. Gaspart praised Perez in other aspects, particularly as a person and as a businessman, but heavily criticised the Madrid chief for his work at Los Blancos.

Mario Suárez bids emotional farewell to Atletico Madrid - Inside Spanish Football
In his send-off, Suarez, who was accompanied by his family and long-time girlfriend, explained his decision to leave Atletico for Fiorentina and admits that the decision to leave the club was very difficult.

‘Atleti offered Oliver for Jackson’ | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid reportedly offered Oliver Torres to Porto in the Jackson Martinez transfer until Diego Simeone stepped in. Sport quotes Porto President Pinto da Costa as telling Portuguese publication O Jogo about the dealings between the clubs this summer.

Chelsea sell defender Felipe Luis back to Atletico Madrid | Sky Sports
The Brazilian spent just one season at Stamford Bridge after joining the Blues for a fee in the region of £16m. Sky sources reported last week that Atletico are paying around £15m to bring him back. Luis made his debut as a substitute in the 6-3 win against Everton last August and made his first start against Schalke in the Champions League before going on to win the Premier League and Capital One Cup.

Emiliano INSUA joins Stuttgart - Mundo Albiceleste
Emiliano INSUA has joined German club Stuttgart. Former Boca, Liverpool (and a few other clubs) man Emiliano INSUA had his contract mutually terminated at Atletico Madrid. The left back joins VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.

Valencia Eager To Offload Former Manchester City Hitman Alvaro Negredo | insidefutbol
Valencia are eager to offload former Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo this summer.

Real Sociedad present Brazilian striker Jonathas - ESPN FC
Real Sociedad officially presented Brazilian striker Jonathas on Tuesday. The 26-year-old forward signed from Serie B side Pescara on Monday night after spending last season on loan at Elche, and was introduced to fans at the club's Anoeta Stadium.

Levante vote against Sarver sale | Football Espana
The Levante Foundation has voted against selling the club to American businessman Robert Sarver. President Quico Catalan said after only 14 of the 33 members of the board of trustees voted in favour of selling 72% of the club to Sarver that a vote in favour of the proposal would have been ‘cowardly.’

Las Palmas insist Sergio Araujo is not for sale - Inside Spanish Football
Araujo has been linked with a big-money move to Italian Serie A side Palermo, but the newly promoted Canary Islanders are not willing to sell their star after purchasing his rights from Boca Juniors. Miguel Ángel Ramírez came out and clarified the club’s position in a press conference on Tuesday and admitted that the 23-year-old will be leading the charge with the squad in their return to La Liga.