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La Liga News: 21 May 2016; Tiago Extends Atletico Madrid Contract, Cristiano Ronaldo to Miss Olympic Games

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Real Madrid want Juve chief | Football Italia
Rumours are gathering pace that Real Madrid want to poach Juventus director of sport Fabio Paratici. The reports emerged last week in Italy and are now spreading to Spain via As. It’s suggested Coach Zinedine Zidane wants to bring in Paratici to revamp their transfer strategy and focus more on finding the next great talents at a decent price.

Real Madrid stars Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez to miss Olympic tournament - ESPN FC
Portugal captain Ronaldo and Colombia midfielder James are both eligible to be selected as overage players for the tournament in Rio de Janeiro, but the duo will also be representing their countries earlier in the summer, with the former at Euro 2016 in France and the latter at the Copa America Centenario in the United States.

James Rodriguez an awkward fit for Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid - ESPN FC
There has been plenty of speculation since the end of La Liga season regarding the future of James Rodriguez. The Colombia international, whose playing time has been drastically reduced during the second half of the season under Zinedine Zidane, no longer commands a clear role in the side and his performances when called upon have failed to reach a standard consistently high enough to present the Frenchman with any food for thought.

Ancelotti: Ronaldo only cared about finishing first -
Carlo Ancelotti has praised Cristiano Ronaldo's professionalism, using a curious example to demonstrate the Real Madrid star's dedication to his football. The Portugal international spent two years under Ancelotti's wing at the Santiago Bernabeu, and lifted the Champions League together in May 2014 before the coach was removed from his post 12 months later.

Atleti agree Gaitan deal? | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid have reportedly agreed a €25m deal with Benfica to sign long-term target Nicolas Gaitan this summer. According to Marca, Atleti had tried to sign Gaitan on numerous occasions in the past but have finally landed their man, who said his goodbyes to Benfica on Thursday.

Tiago signs new one-year Atletico Madrid contract | Sky Sports
"The truth is that I'm very pleased to be able to stay another year at this great club, be with this family, these great players," Tiago said on the club's official website. The 35-year-old suffered a broken leg in November, but returned to action last weekend to help Atletico defeat Celta Vigo 2-0 in their final La Liga match of the season.

Sevilla's Kevin Gameiro feeling 'forgotten' after France omission - ESPN FC
Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro has said that he has felt forgotten about after his move from France to Spain. Gameiro, 29, has scored 29 goals in all competitions this season including the equaliser in the Europa League final as Sevilla came from behind to beat Liverpool 3-1.

Villarreal linked with Sarabia | Football Espana
Villarreal could make Getafe winger Pablo Sarabia their first summer signing and offer the relegated Azulones one of three players in exchange. According to Marca, Villarreal are resigned to Denis Suarez rejoining Barcelona and Samu Garcia returning to Malaga at some point, prompting them to step up their search for an attacking midfielder.

Australia's Mathew Ryan determined to help Valencia return to glory days - ESPN FC
Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan has set his sights on helping Valencia bounce back from a difficult year and reclaim their place among the top teams in Spain and Europe. Los Che, six-time champions of La Liga, had a tumultuous time in the recently concluded campaign, changing coaches twice in a season which ultimately saw them settle for a lowly 12th-place finish.

Malaga secure Camacho ownership | Football Espana
Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani has announced that Malaga have purchased the entirety of Ignacio Camacho’s economic rights. Malaga sold 55% of Camacho to a Panamian investment fund two years ago, but Al Thani was delighted to confirm his side had recouped all of the midfielder’s ownership.

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