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La Liga News: 7 August 2015; Karim Benzema Out Three Weeks, Raul Jimenez Loaned to West Ham

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Benzema out for three weeks? | Football Espana
Karim Benzema will reportedly miss the next three weeks with a thigh injury, ruling him out of Real Madrid’s La Liga curtain-raiser against Sporting Gijon. According to Marca, the right thigh strain injury which kept the Frenchman out of the Audi Cup is more serious than first thought, rendering him unavailable for the opening-day trip to Asturia on August 23.

West Ham secure season-long loan for Atletico Madrid's Raul Jimenez - Inside Spanish Football
According to various media outlets in both Spain and England, West Ham have been working diligently on securing the Mexican international, who has been deemed as surplus to the requirement at the Vicente Calderon, even giving away his number.

Piatti extends Valencia contract | Football Espana
Valencia have announced that winger Pablo Piatti has extended his contract with the club until 2019. The 26-year-old, a one-time Argentina international, was transfer-listed by Los Che two summers ago but refused to leave the club and has since enjoyed a new lease of life under Nuno Santo.

Sevilla should sign Juventus' Fernando Llorente says Vitolo - ESPN FC
Sevilla winger Vitolo says he would welcome his club moving to sign Spain international centre-forward Fernando Llorente from Juventus this summer. Llorente is expected to leave Juve over the coming weeks after the Serie A club have strengthened up top by bringing in Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid, Simone Zaza from Sassuolo and Paulo Dybala from Palermo.

Mexico's Diego Reyes aims for starting role at Real Sociedad - ESPN FC
Tired of a supplemental role at FC Porto, Mexico defender Diego Reyes said he is eager to have greater responsibility during his year-long loan to Real Sociedad. "I want to earn a spot on the starting team and I want to help us score goals," said Reyes during his Sociedad presentation on Thursday. "I want our team to classify for Europa League. "

Malaga ends Sergi Darder negotiations with Lyon - Inside Spanish Football
After weeks of negotiations, Malaga have ended talks with Lyon as the French side refused to raise their €10 million bid, something the Andalusians were not willing to accept for the coveted youngster. Darder returned to first team training on Thursday after the talks broke down between the two sides, but was forced to leave early after experiencing muscle discomfort and spent the rest of the session working with the fitness coach.

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