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La Liga News: 20 July 2016; Atletico Madrid Present Nico Gaitan, Sevilla Set Kevin Gameiro Price

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Villar confirms UEFA bid | Football Espana
Angel Maria Villar is standing to be UEFA President, having held the position on an interim basis after Michel Platini’s ex-communication. Villar ascended to the office when Platini was barred earlier in 2016 and on Tuesday confirmed he wanted the role on a full-time basis, and would be the first Spaniard to officially hold the position if he won the election.

Santiago Solari managing Castilla could lead to continuity at Real Madrid - ESPN FC
On Monday, Zinedine Zidane chaired an eagerly awaited news conference in Montreal, the Real Madrid coach's first of the new season. As expected, the Frenchman was forced to field questions about the current state of his first team squad: James Rodriguez, Jese, Alvaro Morata and the potential arrival or otherwise of Paul Pogba.

Spanish FA presidential candidate Jorge Perez wants single-leg Spanish Supercopa - ESPN FC
Such bizarre scheduling, which does not take into account the situations of travelling fans or young supporters, is not uncommon in Spanish football. Speaking to AS, Perez said that were he to replace long-serving Angel Maria Villar as Spanish FA president, he would be in favour of changing the Supercopa format.

Atleti to tie down Lucas, Theo | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid are moving to ward off interest in brothers Lucas and Theo Hernandez by increasing their escape clauses. AS reports Lucas will be raised to €25m and Theo €6m if talks between the parties are fruitful amid gossip linking Manchester City with the pair.

Atletico Madrid need Edinson Cavani instead of Diego Costa - ESPN FC
Preseason is well underway at Atletico Madrid's habitual Los Angeles de San Rafael base in the picturesque city of Segovia under the watchful gaze of Oscar 'el Profe' Ortega. Today's session involved a 15km run in the searing heat of mid-Spain. It is Diego Simeone's tried and trusted method and although brutal, who can argue with it?

New boy Nicolas Gaitan wanted Atletico Madrid move 12 months ago - ESPN FC
Argentine international midfielder Nicolas Gaitan admitted he wanted a move to Atletico Madrid from Benfica 12 months ago, but a deal could not be reached. Gaitan, 28, finally sealed a €25 million move to ply his trade in the La Liga for Atletico after spending six years in Portugal where he scored 41 goals in 252 matches.

Sevilla want €40m for Kevin Gameiro from Barcelona, PSG -
Sevilla have confirmed the signing of Franco Vazquez as president Jose Maria del Nido insists the club will not sell prized striker Kevin Gameiro for less than €40million. Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain - Gameiro's former employers - are thought to be weighing up moves for the France striker ahead of next season.

La Real in for Llorente? | Football Espana
Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente has emerged as a target for Real Sociedad, as they look for a replacement for Jonathas. Jonathas is expected to leave imminently and Imanol Agirretxe continues to suffer injury problems, so La Real will soon be in need of additions in attack, Mundo Deportivo reports.