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La Liga News: 28 December 2016; Sevilla Eying Anthony Martial, Manchester City Duo Move to Spain

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Pepe set for China move | Football Espana
The 33-year-old’s contract at Madrid expires in June 2017 and talks over a new deal have stalled with the player’s representatives reportedly favouring a two-year deal with the club reluctant to sanction anything other than a renewed one-year contract with the option for a further year based on performances.

Martin Odegaard set to leave Real Madrid on loan -
Real Madrid's teenage midfielder Martin Odegaard is set to seal a loan deal to Eredivisie side Heerenveen, according to Marca. The Norway international recently turned 18, but is not seen as a main squad player by Zinedine Zidane at Santiago Bernabeu.

Diego Simeone will be at Atletico Madrid next season - CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin - ESPN FC
Diego Simeone will remain as Atletico Madrid coach next season and see out the remainder of his contract, according to club CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin. Simeone, who has been in charge of Atletico since December 2011, is tied to the Madrid outfit until June 2018.

Anthony Martial weighing up potential move to Sevilla, admits agent -
Anthony Martial is weighing up a potential move to Sevilla due to a lack of first-team opportunities with Manchester United, his agent has admitted. The 21-year-old has found Premier League starts difficult to come by under Jose Mourinho, scoring just one goal in 11 appearances in the English top flight this season.

Valencia plan Mikel move | Football Espana
Valencia are confident of landing Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel in the January transfer window but face opposition from others, according to reports in Spain. Los Che have prioritised strengthening several positions this summer after discussions between boss Cesare Prandelli and owner Peter Lim, with the signing of a holding midfielder reported to be among the top priorities.

Malaga and manager Juande Ramos part ways by mutual consent - ESPN FC
Malaga have ended speculation over the future of manager Juande Ramos by announcing he has left the club by mutual consent. Club president Sheikh Abdullah Ben Nasser Al Thani appeared to suggest in a Tweet last Thursday that Ramos had stepped down, saying he "respected" the 62-year-old's decision and wishing him the best.

Manchester City's Pablo Maffeo and Angelino join Girona on loan | Sky Sports
Right-back Maffeo and fellow defender Angelino, 19, will spend the rest of the season on loan at the Segunda Division club. Maffeo made 13 appearances for them earlier this year. Maffeo, 19, has since made his debut for City's first team under Pep Guardiola, starting twice in the Champions League and once in the EFL Cup, whilst Angelino has played twice.

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