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La Liga News: 2 January 2016; Real Madrid's Isco Attracting Interest, James Rodriguez Involved in Police Chase

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Manchester City news: Man City making £32m Isco offer | Metro News
The 23-year-old is well-liked by the Bernabeu faithful, but could still find himself sold by the club. He is apparently unhappy with his bit-part role under Rafael Benitez, and with Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, and others all competing for his position the situation is unlikely to change.

Milan in running for Isco | Football Italia
Milan are in the running to take Isco on loan from Real Madrid after the player requested a transfer. According to Onda Cero, the midfielder is so irritated by Coach Rafa Benitez and the lack of playing time that he demanded a January exit. Real Madrid are only prepared to release Isco on loan and that means Milan could have the upper hand.

James involved in police chase | Football Espana
James Rodriguez was involved in a police chase after he was clocked leading officers to Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training complex at over 200km/h. The Spanish Press cite confirmations from police sources that two officers in an unmarked vehicle chased James under the Public Safety Act for a "serious breach of disobedience", the extent of which will be determined by the capital’s government office.

Cristiano Ronaldo says criticism is part of his success | Sky Sports
The 30-year-old goes up against Lionel Messi and Neymar this month for the Ballon d'Or title, which the Real Madrid man currently holds. Ronaldo has 25 goals in 23 games for Rafael Benitez's side this season, having scored 61 last term, and insists those who label him "arrogant and vain" can only be ignored.

Real Madrid show interest in Schalke 04 youngster |
Real Madrid have been extensively scouting Schalke 04 wonderkid Leroy Sané and could be preparing a bid to sign the 19-year-old forward, British newspaper The Guardian has claimed. The Germany international has made a big impression this season at the Bundesliga. He has become a crucial player for Schalke 04, proving he has a great future ahead.

Marseille Could Return Lucas Silva to Real Madrid: Reports - Football News
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva could be returned to Spanish football club Real Madrid before the end of his loan spell at Olympique de Marseille, according to reports. Lucas has struggled to hold down a first-team spot since arriving at the French Ligue 1 club in August. The 22-year-old has made just 12 appearances and has not started since the team's 0-1 loss to Nice in November, reports Xinhua.

Gary Neville: Top four place will be difficult for Valencia | Sky Sports
Two draws and a defeat have left Valencia 10th in La Liga after 17 matches, 11 points adrift of Villarreal in the fourth Champions League spot. Valencia also face a test against third-placed Real Madrid on Sunday, and Neville admits he is taking the experience game by game.

La Liga takes page from Premier League festive football book - ESPN FC
It wasn't something for which they had planned. In fact it had happened precisely because of the usual lack of planning, but that didn't stop the Spanish league from proudly boasting that festive football had been a rip-roaring success. A success -- if that is really what it was -- that La Liga presented as all their own work; an idea so good that they should do it again someday, which was their point all along.

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