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La Liga News: 5 July 2016; Many in Land Repayment Trouble, Fernando Torres Extends Atletico Madrid Contract

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Real Madrid and Barcelona among seven La Liga clubs to repay state aid | Sky Sports
The Commission claimed the cash received for a variety of reasons, ranging from re-valuation of land to privileges in corporate taxation, gave the clubs concerned an unfair advantage over other teams, in breach of EU state aid rules.

Real Madrid to appeal EU ruling over 18.4 million euros land repayment - ESPN FC
Real Madrid say they will appeal an EU ruling that must pay €18.4 million to the local council due to a land-swap in which the Liga club benefitted unfairly -- while blaming a Barcelona-based architects firm for providing a misleading valuation to the European authorities.

Will Sergio Diaz live up to the new Kun Aguero hype at Real Madrid? - ESPN FC
While names such as Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard and even David De Gea have been mentioned in supposed negotiations with Real Madrid this summer, the club have only closed one transaction so far: the signing of 18-year-old Paraguayan forward Sergio Diaz for a reported fee of €5 million, plus an additional €1m in performance-related add-ons.

PSG deny making move for Real Madrid's James Rodriguez - Goal.com
aris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has denied suggestions the Ligue 1 champions are in talks with Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez over a transfer ahead of the 2016-17 campaign. The 24-year-old endured a difficult season at Madrid under Rafael Benitez and Zinedine Zidane, partially due to injury, and has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu side on more than one occasions.

Fernando Torres signs new Atletico Madrid contract - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid have announced that striker Fernando Torres has signed a new one-year contract at the Liga club. Torres, 32, was a free agent after his contract expired in the summer, but it had been suggested he would prolong his stay at his boyhood club.

Jose Manuel Jurado leaves Watford to sign with Espanyol - ESPN FC
Watford have confirmed the departure of midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado to Espanyol. The Spaniard, 30, signed for the Hornets from Spartak Moscow in July 2015. Jurado made 30 appearances for Watford, but is no longer in the first-team plans of incoming manager Walter Mazzarri.

Leon agrees Eibar move? | Football Espana
Getafe captain Pedro Leon has reportedly agreed to join Eibar following Los Azulones’ relegation to La Liga 2. According to Onda Cero, Leon will make the move imminently after Getafe could no longer bear the brunt of his wages, the winger in turn refusing a pay cut.