Real Madrid youth players allowed to play despite transfer ban - CAS - ESPN FC
Real Madrid have announced that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will allow youth players affected by the current FIFA transfer ban to play while an overall appeal is being held. In early September, FIFA rejected appeals brought by Real and neighbours Atletico Madrid against a finding made last January that both clubs had broken international youth transfer rules, and both were banned for 12 months from registering any new players.
Contract cut for Atleti's 'own good' | Football Espana
Diego Simeone's contract at Atletico Madrid has been reduced by two years, a decision which both insist are in the best interests of the club. Simeone had triggered rumours that he was leaving after the defeat in the 2016 Champions League final, stating he could take the club no further, despite being contracted by 2020.
Atletico Madrid must defeat Sporting Gijon with challenging schedule ahead - ESPN FC
After what can best be described as a sluggish start to the season, Atletico Madrid look to be back on track after a convincing win at Celta Vigo and a hard-fought 1-0 victory over PSV in midweek thanks to Saul's wonderstrike. Los Rojiblancos welcome Sporting Gijon to the Vicente Calderon on Saturday in what should be a continuation of their upturn in form and bring about a routine three points at home.
Valencia receive support from LFP over threats from supporters - ESPN FC
The Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) has expressed its support to Valencia after the club denounced "pressure, threats and coercion" from two radical fan groups during their home games. Valencia, coached by Pako Ayestaran, have lost their opening three La Liga games this season and visit Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel signs for Deportivo La Coruna - ESPN FC
Deportivo La Coruna have signed former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel until the end of the year to replace injured Joselu. Joselu, who joined Depor on a season-long loan from Stoke City this summer, is expected to be sidelined for two months after sustaining a knee injury during Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao.