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La Liga News: 21 July 2016; Atletico Madrid Make Gonzalo Higuain Offer, Ruben Rochina Moves to Rubin Kazan

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Varane ‘says no to Man United’ | Football Espana
Raphael Varane has reportedly turned down an offer from Manchester United and Jose Mourinho to stay at Real Madrid. Mourinho was at Madrid when Varane was signed from Lens as an 18-year-old and United were one of three teams to approach the France international this summer, Marca reports, but all have been knocked back.

Atletico Madrid bid '€60m plus players' for Higuain -
Napoli rejected an offer from Atletico Madrid of €60 million "plus two or three players" for Gonzalo Higuain, according to club president Aurelio De Laurentiis. The Argentina international's future has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks, with Atletico, Juventus and Arsenal all heavily linked with an interest.

Alvaro Negredo completes move to Middlesbrough on season-long loan | Sky Sports
Middlesbrough have signed former Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo on a season-long loan from Valencia. Negredo, 30, becomes Boro's eighth summer signing, following Viktor Fischer, Victor Valdes, Antonio Barragan, Marten de Roon, Gaston Ramirez, Bernardo Espinosa and Jordan McGhee to the Riverside Stadium.

Sevilla fear losing Luciano Vietto to Barcelona -
Sevilla president Jose Castro has told transfer target Luciano Vietto to join LaLiga rivals Barcelona if the champions are his favoured club. Reports in Spain suggest the Europa League holders are on the verge of completing a loan deal for the 22-year-old Atletico Madrid striker.

Rochina completes Rubin switch | Football Espana
Ruben Rochina has moved to Rubin Kazan, coached by ex-Malaga Javi Gracia, after the Russians paid Granada his €10m clause. Marca reports Rochina was on Sunday given permission to leave pre-season training and meet with Rubin to discuss terms and with his release clause now triggered, El Grana confirmed they have ‘ended their contractual relationship’ with the 25-year-old.