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La Liga News: 31 July 2015; Real Madrid Disband Reserve Team, Alvaro Negredo Quashes Exit Rumors

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Real Madrid 0-0 AC Milan (10-9 pens) | Sky Sports
Real Madrid beat AC Milan 10-9 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out after a goalless draw in their International Champions Cup clash in Shanghai. Sixteen-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saw the crucial penalty saved by Kiko Casilla, after he had earlier kept his side in the shoot-out with a save from Toni Kroos.

Sergio Ramos' new Real Madrid deal is worth less than what Manchester United were offering | 101 Great Goals
The new deal will see Ramos earn 9m euros net per season, which will rank him among one of the club’s top earners, as was always his wish. But interestingly, that salary is significantly less than the 12m euro annual wage United were offering.

Rafa Benitez open to further Real Madrid signings but stays silent on David De Gea -
Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez refused to be drawn on David de Gea's future but admits he will welcome further signings this summer. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has claimed this week that speculation over the goalkeeper's possible move to Madrid is not doing any favors to either club, though he accepted the Spain international may well be keen on a transfer.

Real Madrid scrap 'C' team as up to 40 players are released | GiveMeSport
Real Madrid have scrapped their 'C' team, a move which could leave up to 40 youth team players up for grabs, the Mirror is reporting. With a full squad of promising youngsters from one of the world's biggest club's up for grabs, there's sure to be no shortage in options of many of the released players. Real's 'C' team finished 2014-15 in 9th place of Spain's fourth tier.

Betis: Ceballos not joining Real Madrid -
Real Betis president Juan Carlos Ollero has rubbished reports that teenage sensation Dani Ceballos is set to join Real Madrid. The 18-year-old midfielder was one of the revelations of last season, making 33 Liga appearances, scoring five times in the process.

Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone attacking options La Liga - ESPN FC
As Atletico Madrid strolled to a second consecutive 2-0 friendly win in preseason, this time against Real Oviedo on Tuesday, Diego Simeone will have come away a great deal more satisfied than with Saturday's victory over Numancia.

Alvaro Negredo quashes Valencia exit rumours -
Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo attempted to dismiss rumors of a possible departure, insisting he has no plans to leave the La Liga club. Negredo joined Valencia on a permanent deal from Manchester City on July 1 after spending the 2014-15 season on loan at the Mestalla, but the Spain international has reportedly been offered up for sale.

Valencia to loan Fede Cartabia to Deportivo la Coruña | Inside Spanish Football
Cartabia was sent out on loan to Cordoba last season, but the promising 22-year-old failed to progress as expected and was unable to produce enough to keep his side from being the first club relegated. Fede returned to Valencia for their pre-season campaign and after several weeks of working with the team, it was clear to the coaching staff that the Argentine was not up to the level required of the ambitious Che this season and would be loaned out.

Porto threaten to derail Betis's Osvaldo bid | Inside Spanish Football
Real Betis were heavily linked with a move for the former Southampton goal-scorer, with the player admitting via his agent that he’d welcome a chance to move to the Benito Villamarin. However, over the past several days, Betis have been resigned to the idea that they may not land the Italian international with Eduardo Macià admitting that the negotiations have become complicated.

Rafael van der Vaart - Real Madrid most impatient club - ESPN FC
Rafael van der Vaart says he is proud he spent two years at Real Madrid but described it as "the most impatient club in the world." Van der Vaart, now back in La Liga with Real Betis, moved to Madrid from Hamburg in August 2008, when Bernd Schuster was coach and Ramon Calderon was club president.

Real Sociedad boss David Moyes plans Premier League return - ESPN FC
"Could I work in Spain? Could I find another style? I'm working with some really good staff and, whenever I go back to England, I will have good contacts in Spain, I will have seen close-up Spanish players who would be good to bring to the Premier League and what types of British players are good enough."

Las Palmas sign Willian José on a season-long loan - Inside Spanish Football
In an official announcement via the club’s website, Las Palmas announced the signing of the 23-year-old Brazilian on a season-long loan, with the player expected to arrive at the club on the weekend to undergo his standard medical and sign his new contract.

Daniel Pinillos signs two-year deal with Nottingham Forest | Inside Spanish Football
Following Cordoba’s relegation back to the Segunda, Pinillos was released from his contract on 30th June and promptly joined Nottingham Forest on trial. The 22-year-old impressed during his several week stint and the club made the decision to sign the defender to a two-year contract on Thursday.

ESPN takes La Liga rights in Spanish-speaking South America | Soccerex
The agreement with the leagues' governing body, the LFP, was brokered by international sports rights agency Mediapro, and gives ESPN five live matches a week from each league as well as a weekly magazine programme, a highlights package, and various special shows that will air throughout the season.

Vodafone and Orange pick up La Liga rights - SportsPro Media
Vodafone and Orange have picked up the broadcast rights to every La Liga match from Telefónica in a deal worth €100 million in total. The agreement will see the Spanish pay-TV operators air live all games from the Spanish national soccer competitions in 2015/16.

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