Sergio Ramos agrees new Real Madrid contract until 2020 - ESPN FC
Sergio Ramos has reached an agreement on a new contract with Real Madrid that will keep him at the club until June 30, 2020, Spanish daily Marca reports. Ramos had been a target for Manchester United, who were reported to be demanding the Spain international in return as part of any deal which would see goalkeeper David De Gea move to the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez quiet on Jose Mourinho remarks - ESPN FC
Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez said he "only speaks about football" as he refused to respond to comments from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. On Tuesday, his wife Montserrat Seara joked her husband had to deal with the "messes" Mourinho left at his former clubs.
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.
Vallejo to Madrid today? | Football Espana
Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza want to conclude Jesus Vallejo’s move to Santiago Bernabeu soon, possibly on Thursday, it’s reported. AS notes the transfer, worth either €5.5m or €6m, will see the 18-year-old captain of the Spain Under-19s, loaned back to Zaragoza for the coming season.
Real Madrid Castilla loan Carlos Abad-Hernandez of Tenerife - ESPN FC
Real Madrid Castilla have signed Spanish goalkeeper Carlos Abad-Hernandez on loan from CD Tenerife for the next two seasons. Abad-Hernandez will work under coach Zinedine Zidane with Real's B side and play in Spain's Segunda Division B this season.
Illarra ‘turns down Liverpool’ | Football Espana
Asier Illarramendi has reportedly rejected the chance to join Liverpool, preferring to stay and fight for his Real Madrid place. Marca reports Illarra, who is said to have turned down Athletic Bilbao in January, has the confidence of Rafa Benitez, who believes the former Real Sociedad player has been a victim of bad luck in his two seasons at Santiago Bernabeu.
Lazio reject bids from Manchester United and Real Madrid | Forza Italian Football
Lazio president Claudio Lotito has reportedly rejected numerous bids from the likes of AC Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United for four of the club’s star players. The sum of the offers is believed to amount to €105 million but owner Lotito is resolute in his desire to hold onto his best players.
Filipe Luis left off Atletico Madrid team for Asia tour - ESPN FC
Filipe Luis, as well as other Atletico players that competed at the recent Copa America, has not been included in the 22-man squad selected by coach Diego Simeone for the club's upcoming tour of Asia. Instead, they will remain in Madrid and train there.
Report: Valencia offer Negredo sale | Football Espana
Valencia have reportedly offered Alvaro Negredo to Premier League pair Arsenal and Liverpool as Nuno Santo doesn’t count on the striker. Negredo spent last season on loan at Mestalla from Manchester City and Valencia had an obligation to sign the Spain international on a permanent basis.
Vicente Iborra rejects Premier League move for Sevilla stay - Inside Spanish Football
In an interview with ‘La Mañana de 8′ on 8TV Andalucía, Iborra spoke about his decision to turn down lucrative offers from clubs such as West Bromwich Albion in order to play in the Champions League with Sevilla next Season.
Derby County 1-1 Villarreal: Eyewitness Match Report - Villarreal USA
There were around 25 away fans in the Villarreal end (out of a crowd of 17,000+), including a few I recognised from the Penya El Madrigal. I think most of those supporting the Submarine were English, which is good to see us getting a bit of recognition over here. Derby's stewards were good as well - closing the food and drink kiosk but making up for it by offering us whatever we wanted on the house.
Problems with Villarreal's new pitch result in Levante friendly being moved - Villarreal USA
The new pitch at El Madrigal may in the end produce a lovely grass field, but it seems to be taking longer to get settled than was expected. The Trofeo Ceramica match, originally scheduled to take place on August 6, has now been moved to the Froggies' ground in Valencia. So, there won't be a Ceramica Trophy this year, and there won't be a home friendly for the fans to welcome the new players either, which is unfortunate.
Match report: Huddersfield Town 0-0 Deportivo de La Coruna | HTAFC
As expected, Deportivo had good spells of possession in the first half, but both sides had chances to take the lead. Nahki Wells had the best chance for Town and drew a good save out of Deportivo goalkeeper German Lux, while Deportivo failed to test Town ‘keeper Alex Smithies. Both sides struggled to create any clear chances as the second-half was disrupted by substitutions for both sides.
Van Der Vaart ‘not here selling shirts’ | Football Espana
Rafael Van Der Vaart disputes he is at Real Betis only to sell shirts and says Pepe Mel ‘thinks like a Dutch Coach.’ Van Der Vaart returned to La Liga in the summer, signing for newly-promoted Betis as they are one of the clubs nearest the home of his Spanish grandmother, who was present at his unveiling.
Ghana's Razak Brimah returns to Cordoba as first choice goalkeeper for Spanish second tier club | GHANAsoccernet.com
Ghana’s Razak Brimah has completed a return to Cordoba CF as the first choice goalkeeper for their first team, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm. The 28-year-old will be returning to the first team of the Spanish second tier side having impressed during the period he was away from the club where he used to play for the reserve team.