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La Liga News: 5 August 2016; Swansea Sign Fernando Llorente from Sevilla, Cristian Espinoza Joins Villarreal

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Bale & Benzema could miss Super Cup along with Ronaldo -
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane may have to do without all three of his first-choice forwards for the UEFA Super Cup clash against Sevilla in Norway next week. Cristiano Ronaldo will definitely miss the match in Trondheim after injuring his knee ligaments in the final of Euro 2016 on July 10.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both offered new contracts at Real Madrid - Eurosport
Spain's AS reports that Ronaldo’s Real Madrid contract will officially be renewed this month, once player and club representatives have met in person. He will remain on the same wages - €21 million a year - but with an extension until either 2020 or 2021, by which time the Portuguese superstar would be 36 years old.

Theo Hernandez signs new Atletico Madrid contract and is loaned to Alaves - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid defender Theo Hernandez has signed a new contract until 2021 and sealed a season-long loan move to Alaves. Hernandez, 18, came through the ranks at Atletico and was reported to have been interesting both Barcelona and Manchester City.

Sevilla sign Gabriel Mercado from River Plate | Sky Sports
The 29-year-old represented Argentina at the Copa America Centenario in June where they lost to Chile on penalties in the final. "Everything has happened so fast and I am feeling very anxious. This is my first day, I passed my medical, signed the contract and this will be my first training," Mercado told the club's website.

Fernando Llorente is set for a medical at Swansea | Sky Sports
The Swans have been looking for a forward following a string of summer departures and are now poised to land the 31-year-old Spain international, who is due to undergo a medical on Friday, ahead of signing a two-year deal.

Transfer News: Villarreal make Espinoza their latest signing -
Villarreal have signed attacker Cristian Espinoza from Huracan on a five-year contract. The Yellow Submarine – fourth-placed finishers in La Liga last season - confirmed on Thursday they have landed the 21-year-old, who is set to represent Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio.

AC Milan bid to sign Mateo Musacchio has broken down entirely - agent - ESPN FC
AC Milan's hopes of signing Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio have fallen through, with his agent saying the deal is off. Earlier this summer, the Rossoneri were reported to have made an initial bid to buy the 25-year-old defender outright.

Nani banned for Valencia opener | Football Espana
Luis Nani will miss Valencia’s first La Liga game of the season as he’s carrying a ban from the Turkish Cup Final. Super Deporte notes the Portugal forward was dismissed after full time of Galatasaray’s 1-0 win over Fenerbahce and hadn’t served his suspension by the time he joined Los Che.

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