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La liga News: 12 January 2016; Juventus Chasing Valencia's Joao Cancelo, Real Garcia Injures Knee

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King Bale, form sides and Valencia’s problems run deeper than Neville | Eurosport
There’s a sense of inevitability that whenever a transfer window opens Gareth Bale is linked with a move back to the Premier League. It immediately generates a lot of traffic to websites and people picking up the newspaper to read the new ‘EXCLUSIVE’ to find out why he’s desperate for a return to these shores. Sadly, in every single case, it’s driven for the aforementioned reasons as opposed to the man’s future plans.

Chinese show appetite for buying clubs, at home and in Spain - Inside World Football
La Liga's Granada has become the latest Spanish club rumoured to be the focus of Chinese investment interest. While back in China, Super League club FC Shijiazhuang Ever Bright has reportedly sold 50% to investment group Hebei Hongsong.

WhoScored’s Fifa XI Revealed | WhoScored
Using the statistically calculated ranking system at’s disposal, we opted to see if there were any players overlooked in the XI, selecting the highest rated players to have featured in at least 20 league matches across Europe’s top five leagues and in both European competitions in the same parameter of dates used by Fifa.

Cristiano Ronaldo past his best? Why his Ballon d'Or days may be over | Sky Sports
"It has been extraordinary that Cristiano Ronaldo has been able to keep pace with Lionel Messi for this long," Balague tells Sky Sports. "To me, Ronaldo is the greatest goalscorer in the history of the game but Messi is the greatest player in the history of the game.

Harry Kane wants to stay at Tottenham despite Real Madrid link | Sky Sports
Kane, 22, has been back in form in front of goal in recent weeks - including scoring a late equaliser from the penalty spot in the 2-2 draw with Leicester in the FA Cup on Sunday - after a slow start to the Premier League season. Boss Mauricio Pochettino last week played down reports the England striker had emerged as a target for Real, who signed Bale from Spurs for a world-record fee of £85m in 2013.

‘Atletico pushing for Ceballos’ | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid are reportedly ‘pushing hard’ to sign Real Betis starlet Dani Ceballos with a view to a move for next season. cites a report from El Confidencial that claims Atletico have been in touch with Ceballos’ agent to sound out the Spain youth international regarding a switch to Vicente Calderon.

Athletic Bilbao Raul Garcia out with knee ligament damage - ESPN FC
The Spain international -- who joined Athletic from Atletico Madrid last summer for a reported £8 million, and who has been a virtual ever-present for the Basque club -- was replaced in the first half of the 2-0 loss and subsequently underwent tests on the problem. The results of those tests have allayed concerns Garcia might have suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage.

Juventus want Cancelo for next year? | Football Espana
Juventus have reportedly identified Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo as an addition to the squad for next season. claims the Serie A champions have a list of options to bolster the right of the defence for 2016-17 and Cancelo is high on it.

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