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La Liga News: 12 October 2016; Toni Kroos Extends Real Madrid Contract, Santiago Bernabeu Set for Roof

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Real Madrid owe Florentino Perez for his work to make the Bernabeu great - ESPN FC
When he first won, in 2000, he announced a plan to improve the stadium in stages. The initial step changed the lighting and rebuilt the South façade. Then came the seats; after that, a surprisingly powerful heating system, the fourth level of the "Lateral: section, the VIP boxes, the refurbishment of all accesses with four new towers and escalators and new screens.

Real Madrid set for £360m roof after agreement to remodel Santiago Bernabeu | Sky Sports
Madrid president Florentino Perez revealed on Tuesday the project would cost 400 million euros (£360m) with construction expected to start next year. The revamped venue, which will also carry a new facade, is expected to be fully completed by 2020.

Germany international Toni Kroos signs new Real Madrid contract - ESPN FC
Kroos, 26, joined Real from Bayern Munich in 2014 and won the Champions League with the Spanish side last season. A statement on Madrid's official website read: "Real Madrid C. F. and Toni Kroos have come to an agreement on a contract extension which will see the player linked to the club until 30 June 2022.

Sergio Ramos pledges quick Real Madrid return - ESPN FC
Currently injured Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said he is aiming to be back playing "as soon as possible," while teammates James Rodriguez and Fabio Coentrao have stepped up their recoveries ahead of Saturday's La Liga game at Real Betis.

How Madrid must manage Modric's cartilage problem -
Real Madrid are rarely the same without Luka Modric. The Croatian midfielder missed over half the 2014-15 season through injury and Los Blancos failed to win a trophy. Now he is sidelined again after undergoing an operation on the cartilage of his left knee.

James Rodriguez's alleged death threat leads to official investigation - ESPN FC
Authorities in Colombia have opened an investigation into an alleged death threat received by Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez and his mother. James' mother, Pilar Rubio, posted on Twitter a photo of a box with a gun and bullets, along with a message saying that her son had been targeted by another user, who had also sent a gun and bullets to him along with a number of threatening messages.

Antoine Griezmann rules out Paris Saint-Germain move | Sky Sports
The France international is one of Europe's most sought-after forwards with PSG, Chelsea and Manchester United linked with a move for the 25-year-old. However, Griezmann is ignoring the speculation and insists he is fully focused on winning trophies with Atletico Madrid.

Scaloni joins Sevilla staff | Football Espana
Former Argentine international Lionel Scaloni has joined Jorge Sampaoli's backroom staff at Sevilla as coach and opposition analyst. Scaloni spent a total of ten years in Spain as a player - eight with Deportivo La Coruna and one with Racing Santander, while he also had a season-long loan deal at Real Mallorca, while he also had spells at West Ham United, Lazio and Atalanta.

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