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La Liga News: 14 August 2015; Atletico Madrid Sell Raul Jimenez, Rayo Vallecano Sign Luis Farina

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Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos new deal boosts defence - ESPN FC
Some said it was a ploy to get the contract he felt he deserved at Real Madrid. Others pointed to a genuine desire for a change of scenery and a new challenge. The fallout will leave fans of both Real Madrid and Manchester United with questions, but the outcome is set to be the same: Sergio Ramos is expected to put pen to paper on a new and improved contract to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Diego Godin loyalty to Atletico Madrid reveals clubs rise - ESPN FC
The club can take great pride in the fact that a number of their star players, including Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin, still call the Vicente Calderon home as the club has rejected big-money offers from cash-rich clubs across the continent this summer. Holding on to such key names is a real coup for Atletico and has the same sort of feel as bringing in a new signing.

Official: Jimenez joins Benfica | Football Espana
Benfica have announced the signing of striker Raul Jimenez from Atletico Madrid on a five-year contract. However, Los Colchoneros are understood to have inserted a future repurchase option in the event that the Mexico international impresses sufficiently at Estadio da Luz.

Athletic Club largely unchanged from last season | FC Barcelona
It’s been a hectic summer for Athletic Club that’s been full of ups and downs. They’ve played no fewer than eight friendly matches, winning two, drawing three and losing three, and have also faced and beaten Inter Baku 2-0 on aggregate in a UEFA Europa League qualifier. That sees them through to the final round of matches before the group stage, where they’re up against MSK Zilina of Slovakia.

Valencia lay down terms for West Ham to take Negredo - Sport Witness
Whether reports of West Ham United interested in Alvaro Negredo started in the British or Spanish press, and whether those reports are true or not, the terms which Valencia would find acceptable have been laid out by Plaza Deportiva in Valencia.

Erik Lamela tweets goodbye to Tottenham team-mate Roberto Soldado - and then deletes it | Sky Sports
Soldado, 30, has endured a torrid time since moving to White Hart Lane in 2013 and Sky sources reported earlier this summer that he was one of several players the club had put up for sale. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Soldado had been given permission to return to Spain, but that not deal had been agreed with any club.

Villarreal nearing double striker swoop | Football Espana
Villarreal are reportedly closing in on a double striker swoop for Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado and Bursaspor’s Cedric Bakambu. The Yellow Submarine have lost Luciano Vietto, Giovani dos Santos, Gerard Moreno and Ikechukwu Uche from last season, and Marca claims Soldado is due to complete a permanent move after being seen at the club’s offices on Thursday.

Arsenal not after Grzegorz Krychowiak - Arsene Wenger - ESPN FC
Arsene Wenger said Arsenal would not be signing Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak as he warned against overreaction to the 2-0 home defeat to West Ham. Wenger said he wanted to keep things in perspective ahead of the trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday, adding that the setback would not change his transfer policy.

Official: Espanyol in Gerard co-ownership | Football Espana
Espanyol have completed the signing of forward Gerard Moreno from Villarreal in a co-ownership deal for a reported €1.5m. Los Periquitos had been pursuing the Yellow Submarine starlet following the departures of Sergio Garcia and Christian Stuani, and a deal has now been confirmed by both clubs.

Official: Perez returns to Depor | Football Espana
Deportivo La Coruna have announced the return of winger Lucas Perez from PAOK on a four-year contract. The 26-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell at Riazor last season, scoring six goals in 21 appearances, and was presented by the Galicians on Thursday.

Official: Rayo snap up Farina | Football Espana
Rayo Vallecano have confirmed the signing of Argentine midfielder Luis Farina on a season-long loan from Benfica. The 24-year-old spent last season at Deportivo La Coruna, scoring once in 21 matches, and will now continue his career at Las Vallecas, according to both Rayo and Benfica.

Girona in City link-up? | Football Espana
Segunda side Girona are reportedly on the verge of finalising a partnership agreement with Manchester City. According to Marca, the deal is being brokered by Pep Guardiola’s brother Pere, a leading agent who is also fronting the Catalans’ takeover by French company TV Sport Events.

Del Bosque concerned La Liga season will disrupt Spain - ESPN FC
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has been drawn into the institutional row over the 2015-16 La Liga calendar, saying moving the final game of the season back a week will damage the national team's chances at Euro 2016.

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