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La Liga News: 18 August 2015; Real Madrid See Two Stars Return, Nicolas Otamendi Set for Manchester City Medical

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Sergio Ramos Florentino Perez smile Real Madrid fans react - ESPN FC
On Monday afternoon, surrounded by his family, Sergio Ramos signed a new Real Madrid contract until 2020, publicly stated his commitment to the club and officially became the new captain of the team, replacing Iker Casillas.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos back for Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos have returned to the Real Madrid squad for their final preseason game in Tuesday night's XXXVI Santiago Bernabeu Trophy clash with Galatasaray.

Nicolas Otamendi 'to have Manchester City medical after deal agreed with Valencia' | Sky Sports
Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi will have a medical with Manchester City after a deal was agreed for his transfer, according to Sky sources. It is believed a fee of £31.7m has been finalised for his transfer to the Etihad and he is already in Manchester to undergo a medical exam later on Tuesday.

Otamendi will not distract Valencia - Antonio Barragan - ESPN FC
Valencia will not be distracted by Nicolas Otamendi's prospective move to Manchester City as they prepare for Wednesday's Champions League playoff first leg at home to Monaco, right-back Antonio Barragan says.

Sevilla to renew Krychowiak | Football Espana
Sevilla hope to ward off interest in Grzegorz Krychowiak by offering the Poland international a substantial pay rise in a new contract. It’s claimed by Sevilla ABC that sporting director Monchi will in the near future look to open discussions with the player’s representatives after his successful first year at Nervion.

Juventus forward too costly for Sevilla | Forza Italian Football
Llorente has long been linked with a move away from the Bianconeri this summer and the club have a set a €12 million asking price for the 30-year-old. Sevilla are just the latest side to have been keen on the Juventus number 14, following the likes of Arsenal and Monaco but now seem set to turn their attentions elsewhere.

Clattenburg to ref Valencia-Monaco | Football Espana
English official Mark Clattenburg will take charge of Valencia’s Champions League play-off against Ligue 1 Monaco. Los Che meet the principality side on Wednesday looking for a good result to help them into the group stages of the competition.

BBC Sport - Alex Fernandez: Espanyol midfielder joins Reading on loan
Fernandez has made 31 appearances for Espanyol since signing in 2013 following his release by Real Madrid. The 22-year-old has also had a spell with Croatian club HNK Rijeka, who he joined on a five-month loan in January. "He is a talented young footballer who can play in different positions throughout midfield," Reading manager Steve Clarke told the club's website.

Villarreal new-boy Roberto Soldado vows to return to his best | Sky Sports
Roberto Soldado says he thinks he can "go back to the player I used to be" now he has joined Villarreal from Tottenham. Soldado moved to Spurs for £26million two summers ago after a prolific spell with Valencia, where he bagged 81 goals in 141 appearances.

Report: Joaquin agrees Betis return | Football Espana
Joaquin has reportedly agreed terms on a return to Real Betis and is only waiting for the Primera new boys to find agreement with Fiorentina. AS cites a report from El Mundo that says the winger will reject an offer from the UAE to go back to Benito Villamarin, some nine years after he left for Valencia.

Real Valladolid 2015-16 Hummel Home & Away Kits - Football Shirts News
Again supplied by Hummel who also supply kits to the likes of Konyaspor, SD Eibar, Deportivo Alaves, Brondby IF and Brann in Europe. Not veering away from tradition the all new home shirt again features the club’s trademark purple and white stripes. This time round two purple panels seen on the shoulders and base of the shirt are used to break up the striped design for a modern look.

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