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La Liga News: 5 August 2015; Real Madrid Lose Youngster to Stoke, Beat Tottenham in Audi Cup

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Sky Sports awarded La Liga for another three seasons | Sky Sports
Sky Sports will remain the home of La Liga for another three seasons thanks to a new broadcast agreement announced today. The deal strengthens Sky’s position as the first choice for sport across the UK and Ireland and ensures La Liga remains a key part of an unrivalled schedule of live football.

Gareth Bale scores against Tottenham in Real Madrid's win | ESPNFC
Gareth Bale was on target against former club Tottenham as Real Madrid recorded a 2-0 win in the Audi Cup in Munich. Bale, who left Spurs in an £85.3 million world-record deal two years ago, struck Real's second after James Rodriguez headed them in front. Mauricio Pochettino's men were warming up for Saturday's Premier League opener at Manchester United, but offered little against Real.

Nobody is leaving Real Madrid - Rafa Benitez -
Fresh from Real Madrid beating Tottenham 2-0 on Tuesday, Benitez stressed any Santiago Bernabeu exits would be extremely unlikely. "As I mentioned with Karim, there's a lot of speculation," he told reporters. "I don't care about any of it. I just want to concentrate on football, all of my players will be staying here."

Stoke City sign Real Madrid starlet Sergio Molina - Inside Spanish Football
Stoke had been in negotiations to sign the player for the past several weeks and on Tuesday, finally announced the signing of the Real Madrid youth captain. Molina is regarded as one of the highest-rated youth players to graduate from Real Madrid’s system, having been with the club at the age of nine and captained every level from U-10 to U-19.

Karim Benzema a doubt for Real Madrid season opener after picking up thigh injury - Mirror Online
Karim Benzema will not fly out to Munich for the Audi Cup after suffering a muscular injury in his right thigh. The 27-year-old is now a doubt for Real Madrid’s friendly against Norwegian club, Vålerenga on August 9, and more importantly, the opening game of the season, against Sporting Gijon on August 23rd.

Ronaldo Benzema and Bale conundrum for Real boss Benitez - ESPN FC
Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez says he is currently working on how to best fit all of his attacking superstars into one team. Madrid have conceded just one goal in five preseason games as Benitez has used the matches to start to get across his ideas on defensive shape and organisation.

Bale's big night goes to plan but he shouldn't be Real Madrid's No. 10 -
It was a happy enough evening for Gareth Bale. The 26-year-old grabbed his first goal of the preseason to ensure victory against former employer Tottenham and he left the pitch content in the final minutes. But he still doesn't look like the right man for the playmaking position at Real Madrid.

Arbeola considering MLS move | Football Espana
Alvaro Arbeloa is reportedly weighing up an offer to leave Real Madrid for MLS, with two unnamed franchises on the horizon. AS cites a claim from Univision that says with Dani Carvajal and Danilo ahead of him in Rafa Benitez’s right-back pecking order, Arbeola recognises his playing time will be limited.

Roma interested in Coentrao? | Football Espana
Reports from Italy have mentioned Roma as suitors for Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao after failing to get Adriano from Barcelona. AS cite claims from Sky Italia that the Italians have been in contact with Los Blancos to arrange a loan for the Portugal international with an obligation to buy.

Siqueira loan to Juve? | Football Espana
Reports in Italy suggest Juventus are going to take Guilherme Siquiera on loan from Atletico Madrid with an obligation for a permanent transfer. AS cites claims from the peninsula that say Siqueira is bound for Turin after only a season at Vicente Calderon, having been signed to replace Filipe Luis, who joined Chelsea.

Nicolas Otamendi staying at Valencia essential - Alcacer - ESPN FC
Nicolas Otamendi staying at Valencia is "key" to the club's chances over the 2015-16 campaign, according to Los Che teammate Paco Alcacer. Otamendi, 27, was superb for Valencia last season, scoring six times and leading a defence which helped secure fourth place in La Liga, meaning they take their place in Friday's Champions League playoff round draw.

Villarreal U-21 club will compete in England again - Villarreal USA
As was true last year, the competition involves eight English teams (ideally, the top eight in the U-21 Premier League, though two of the eight decided not to compete and were replaced by the next two clubs) and eight invited sides from the rest of Europe. Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao are the only Spanish clubs represented.

Sounders FC signs Midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz - Seattle Seattle Sounders FC |
Seattle Sounders FC today announced the signing of attacking midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz. The 31-year-old Austrian international comes to Seattle from Spanish club Levante, and is being added to Sounders FC's roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate. Per MLS and club policy, additional terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

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