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La Liga News: 12 August 2015; Pepe Extends Real Madrid Contract, Villarreal Sign Cedric Bakambu

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La Liga shuffles fixtures in 2015-16 schedule - ESPN FC
The first 2015-16 La Liga season Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played on Nov. 22 instead of Nov. 8 while the Copa del Rey final was moved from May 21 to May 7, Spain's Superior Sports Council (CSD) announced on Tuesday.

Pepe agrees to one-year contract extension with Real Madrid - Inside Spanish Football
According to AS, Real Madrid were keen to avoid another Sergio Ramos saga and quickly wrapped up a deal to keep the Portuguese international at the club until June 2017, when he will be 34 years old.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos closing in on returns - ESPN FC
Ramos and Ronaldo both missed Madrid's 0-0 friendly game away to Valerenga on Sunday with fitness concerns, with Blancos coach Rafa Benitez saying before the match that neither had a serious injury but had remained behind for treatment on "niggles."

Borja Mayoral on the way to becoming the new Raul for Madrid - ESPN FC
Rafa Benitez brought him into the first team fold for preseason after the Castilla striker returned from international duty with Spain under-19s at the European Championships in Greece. La Rojita were victorious and Mayoral was the tournament's top scorer, finding the net three times in five games, including in the final.

Bakambu signing is done, other Villarreal news - Villarreal USA
Various media outlets are reporting Cedric Bakambu has agreed and signed a five-year deal with Villarreal CF. Transfer fee has been reported as €7m, which is right in the middle of what Bursapor wanted (8) and we initially offered (6).

Roma forward joins Sporting Gijon on loan | Forza Italian Football
Roma have confirmed Antonio Sanabria will spend next season on loan at La Liga outfit Sporting Gijon. The 19-year-old Paraguay international has agreed a one year loan deal with the newly promoted club and will be hoping to impress in Spain following an unsuccessful spell in Rome last year.

Real Mallorca complete transfer of former Espanyol and Elche striker | Real Mallorca
Ferran Corominas, known as Coro, has joined los bermellones on a two-year deal with an option of a third dependent on performance. This is a particularly significant deal too when you consider that Coro is 32-years-old, and a third year would take him into his 35th year. But the club are excited about the attacker, who completes a free transfer from fellow la segunda side Elche (even if Elche did finish 13th in La Liga last season).

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