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La Liga News: 2 August 2015: Villarreal Close in on Roberto Soldado, Valencia Lose to Porto

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Florentino Perez told Sergio Ramos: I'll have to resign if you join Manchester United - Eurosport British
Florentino Perez told Sergio Ramos he would have to resign as president if he sold the Real Madrid icon to Manchester United, according to reports. United have pursued Ramos over the summer but the defender has been appointed the new club captain in place of Iker Casillas and appears set to play a leading role under Rafa Benitez.

Marseille dump Juventus as Atletico Madrid win on penalties - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid overcame Japanese side Sagan Tosu 4-1 on penalties. Koke was on target for the Liga club before the game went to extra time and then spot kicks, with Diego Simeone's side emerging as the victors.

Nuno upbeat despite Porto loss | Football Espana
Nuno Santo has insisted that the "outcome was positive" of Valencia’s penalties defeat to Porto in the Colonia Cup on Saturday. Neither Los Che nor the Portuguese giants were unable to break the deadlock in normal time, leaving Iker Casillas to emerge as his new side’s hero by saving his former rivals’ final spot-kick in sudden death.

Sevilla's Ciro Immobile on the mend following friendly scare -
Sevilla striker Ciro Immobile says he is fine despite appearing to suffer a nasty head injury during a friendly with Watford at Vicarage Road. Immobile collided with Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes early in the first half Friday as the Spanish side won 1-0.

Reading FC 0, Espanyol 0 - The game in sixty seconds - Get Reading
Reading fought out a bad-tempered 0-0 draw with La Liga side Espanyol at Madejski Stadium this afternoon. It was a scrappy game, with neither side ever really threatening to break the deadlock in front of a crowd of 6,329. Orlando Sa, who replaced the injured Pavel Pogrebnyak in the first half, came the closest to scoring but his low drive was well saved by German Parreno.

Borussia Dortmund 2 - 0 Real Betis Match report -
Adrian Ramos made a goal-scoring return to action for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with the first goal in a 2-0 friendly victory over Real Betis in Wuppertal. The Colombian missed the latter stages of the Bundesliga season as well as the Copa America with an ankle problem, but scored at the Stadion am Zoo against the La Liga newcomers.

Boro 1 Getafe 0 | MFC
Warm sunshine and a cooling breeze greeted the players as they emerged from the tunnel, Boro all in red, Getafe all in blue. Just the West Stand was open, but that contained healthy numbers who watched an even paced start to the game.

Swansea 0-0 Deportivo: Garry Monk's side lack cutting edge in goalless draw as Swans end their pre-season campaign unbeaten | Daily Mail Online
Swansea ended their pre-season campaign unbeaten but struggled to find a cutting edge as they were held at home by Spanish side Deportivo. The Swans dominated the clash at the Liberty Stadium but were unable to make their chances count with Andre Ayew and Jonjo Shelvey both going close.

Villarreal close in on Soldado | Football Espana
Villarreal are reportedly closing in on a deal for out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado. The Yellow Submarine are in need of attacking reinforcements following the exits of Luciano Vietto, Ikechukwu Uche and Giovani dos Santos, with only Leo Baptistao brought in, and Marca claims they could announce the 29-year-old’s arrival as early as next week.

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