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La Liga News: 26 January 2016; Atletico Madrid Appeal Transfer Ban, Christian Atsu Joins Malaga on Loan

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Real Madrid has buy-back clause in Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal contract – ProSoccerTalk
The biggest information to come from the documents shows that Real has a buy-back clause in the deal that would allow Madrid to have first-dibs on Ozil should Arsenal want to sell their star playmaker. However, that clause only comes into effect if Arsenal agrees to sell Ozil to another Spanish team. Then, Real would have 48 hours to decide if they wanted to step in and sign him.

'Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid for final big deal' - Paulo Futre -
Former Portugal star Paulo Futre believes Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid in the summer in search of one last big pay day. The 30-year-old attacker has been linked with a return to his former club Manchester United and a move to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Ronaldo's scoring accuracy Real Madrid trails Bale Benzema - ESPN FC
At football grounds across the globe one of the most common things to hear on any given match day is a fan, or several, or an entire stadium, shouting "shoot!" It's what the game boils down after tactics, team formations and trying to second guess the opposition have been covered during the week's training. And it would seem logical that the more you shoot, the more likely it is the ball will find the back of the net.

Francisco Molinero slams ‘ugly gesture’ by Cristiano Ronaldo - Eurosport British
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo provoked the fury of Real Betis defender Francisco Molinero after the pair clashed during the 1-1 draw in La Liga. The duo collided in an off-the-ball incident during the second half, in which Molinero went tumbling under an alleged kick from the three-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Rumours: Man United turmoil turns Bale off from transfer -
Manchester United's dream of bringing Gareth Bale back to the Premier League is growing evermore distant, according to The Independent. The newspaper asserts that a mooted £100 million ($140m) deal that would shatter the transfer world record that Real Madrid paid to sign him from Tottenham is now unlikely to go ahead, despite the Welshman reportedly giving the matter some serious thought last summer.

Real star Toni Kroos - Trailing Barcelona Atletico not ideal - ESPN FC
Galactico coach Zinedine Zidane's arrival at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu earlier this month lifted spirits among Los Blancos fans and pundits, however Sunday's 1-1 draw at struggling Real Betis saw Madrid lose further ground in the title race.

‘Madrid derby time crazy’ | Football Espana
"It’s crazy. It’s a derby and because of its importance people have to be more rested. The same goes for the Copa del Rey and I’ll never understand this scheduling of the quarter-final," Futre said, Marca reports. "It’s an important competition, one that everyone wants to win and I fail to understand how each game is played…it’s madness.

Atletico Madrid lodge appeal against FIFA-imposed transfer ban | Sky Sports
The ban, which has also been handed to Madrid rivals Real, is set to commence in July before being lifted at the end of the January transfer window in 2017. Atletico were fined 900,000 Swiss francs (£623,464) and Real 360,000 (£249,385). However, both clubs are still allowed to sign players until the end of this month.

Malaga defender Weligton has muscle injury club confirm - ESPN FC
Malaga have confirmed their Brazilian defender Weligton sustained a muscle injury to his left leg during the club's 2-1 home loss to Barcelona at the weekend. The club says the 36-year-old center back underwent a scan on Monday, confirming an injury to the anterior quadriceps muscle in his left leg.

Christian Atsu leaves Chelsea for Malaga on loan | Sky Sports
Malaga beat off competition from Levante and Rayo Vallencano and their success is believed to be down to the amount of first-team football they are offering the 24-year-old. Atsu spent the first half of the season on loan with Bournemouth, but he failed to make a single league appearance and was restricted to only two starts in the Capital One Cup.

Betis set to sign Damiao | Football Espana
Real Betis will reportedly announce the signing of Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao in the next few hours. Damiao is a free agent after leaving Santos, and Marca claims he arrived in Seville on Sunday night, in the wake of Los Verdiblancos’ 1-1 draw with Real Madrid, to become Betis’ first January recruit.

Levante 3-2 Las Palmas: Levante grab La Liga lifeline | Sky Sports
With new signing Giuseppe Rossi watching on before making a late cameo, winger Jose Luis Morales scored in each half and Deyverson - sent off at the death - notched Levante's third. Eighteenth-placed Las Palmas kept it interesting by twice slashing the deficit through Willian Jose.

La Liga extends transfer deadline to Feb. 1 - ESPN FC
The league sent a news release on Monday confirming the Feb. 1 date and confirming that a previous league document which specified that the transfer window in Spain would be open from Jan. 4-29, was incorrect. The first document was sent to media outlets on Dec. 16 and signed by the league's legal director, Maria Jose Lopez Lorenzo.

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