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La Liga News: 3 July 2015; Sevilla Deal Carlos Bacca, Land Yevhen Konoplyanka, Javier Manquillo To Return To Madrid

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Madrid miss out on Llorente? | Football Espana
Real Madrid’s hopes of launching a late bid for Fernando Llorente have been dealt a blow as the Juventus striker is set to join Monaco. Los Blancos understood to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements, and AS reports Los Blancos were ready to launch an 11th-hour bid for the Spaniard.

Real Madrid must pay record fee for David De Gea - sources - ESPN FC
Manchester United will keep Real Madrid target David De Gea for a further year if they do not receive a world-record transfer fee for a goalkeeper, sources have told ESPN FC. United are willing to run the risk of losing the 24-year-old Spain international on a free transfer rather than sell him on the cheap.

Man Utd target Nicolas Otamendi is not joining Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Nicolas Otamendi will not be signing for Real Madrid this summer, his agent has insisted. Otamendi, 27, has four years left on his contract with Valencia but announced last month his wish to leave the Spanish club.

Lucas Vazquez rejoins Real Madrid from Espanyol - ESPN FC
Real Madrid have announced that they have brought Lucas Vazquez back to the club for the next five years after exercising their buyback clause on his contract with Espanyol. Vazquez, 23, spent last season on loan at Espanyol from Los Blancos, scoring four goals and recording six assists in 39 appearances, before the club opted to secure a permanent transfer.

Manquillo set for Atletico return - Inside Spanish Football
Liverpool defender Javier Manquillo could be set to return to Atletico Madrid after just one year into his two-year loan spell. Manquillo signed a two-year loan deal with the Merseyside club in August 2014, but made just 10 League appearances during 2014-15, finding it difficult to displace regular first choice right-back Glen Johnson and Kolo Toure from Brendan Rodgers’ starting XI.

Gaitán knocks back Atlético interest
Atlético Madrid have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Arda Turan’s replacement after winger Nicolás Gaitán expressed his desire to see out the remaining three years of his Benfica contract. The Spanish outfit have already had an offer of €30m – €5m less than his release clause - rebuffed by Benfica and had planned more negotiations over the weekend in order to thrash out the deal.

Sevilla announce transfer of Carlos Bacca to AC Milan - Inside Spanish Football
In the announcement posted on the club’s official website, Sevilla confirmed the transfer of Carlos Bacca to AC Milan after a week’s negotiating. "Sevilla FC have reached an agreement with AC Milan for the transfer of Carlos Bacca, following the medical tests in the coming days."

AC Milan to sign Sevilla star Carlos Bacca pending medical - ESPN FC
AC Milan have announced that they have reached an agreement to sign Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, subject to a medical. Bacca, 28, who was also a target for Liverpool, had a €30 million buyout clause in his contract that Sevilla president Jose Castro insisted any interested parties would have to meet.

Yevhen Konoplyanka set for Sevilla medical after agreeing terms | Sky Sports
Sevilla have announced an agreement with Yevhen Konoplyanka to sign the Ukraine winger from Dnipro, subject to a medical. But the club have also stated they have not yet reached a full settlement with his former club. The 25-year-old enjoyed a superb season for Ukraine Premier League's third-place finishers, starring in their journey to the Europa League final, where they were beaten by Sevilla.

Sevilla full-back Benoit Tremoulinas flattered by PSG link - ESPN FC
Sevilla full-back Benoit Tremoulinas has told RMC he is flattered by interest from Paris Saint-Germain. With Lucas Digne expected to leave the Parc des Princes this summer, Tremoulinas, 29, has been mentioned as a potential replacement to provide quality backup for Maxwell at left-back.

Chan begins work at Valencia | Football Espana
There are claims that Salvo was ousted, along with sporting director Francisco Rufete and technical secretary Roberto Ayala, for disagreements with owner Peter Lim and his board. However, the 62-year-old’s aide has maintained the patron vacated his role for family reasons and that the latter pair followed him out of Mestalla as a sign of loyalty.

Work-permit rules set to cost Swansea dear as Villarreal chase Borre | The Swansea Way
This does seem a shame. Swansea’s loss looks set to become Villarreal’s gain with talk that Columbian youngster Rafael Borre is edging closer to a move to the Spanish club. Swansea were thought to have agreed a fee of around £3million for the nineteen-year-old striker with his current side Deportivo Cali, but as he didn’t meet work permit regulations it now seems he’s likely to move elsewhere.

Deportivo linked with Michu | Inside Spanish Football
Michu has fallen from favour at Swansea following a breakdown in relations with the club, and the club were set to sell the former Rayo Vallecano man to Napoli this summer following his loan spell at the Stadio San Paolo. However his performances in Italy were far from impressive, as Michu struggled with an ankle injury and strong competition in the Napol forward line, and subsequently Napoli declined to make the loan into a permanent deal.

Getafe: Medran joins, Velazquez stays | Football Espana
Getafe President Angel Torres has confirmed 2015-16 loans for Real Madrid midielder Alvaro Medran and Atletico Madrid defender Emiliano Velazquez. Medran, 21, made five appearances for Los Blancos last season, scoring once against Ludogorets in the Champions League group stage, while Velazquez, also 21, will spend another year at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

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