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La Liga News: 24 January 2017; Real Madrid Lose Alexander Isak to Borussia Dortmund, Jorge Sampaoli Reveals Chelsea Snub

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Madrid miss out on Isak | Football Espana
Real Madrid have missed out on signing Swedish striker Alexander Isak, with the teenager completing his move to Borussia Dortmund on Monday. The deal was in the region of €10m for the 17-year-old who scored ten goals in 24 matches for the Swedish club in the 2017 season, including a brace against rivals Djurgarden on this 17th birthday.

Sergio Ramos has 'burnt his bridges' at Sevilla says club president Pepe Castro - ESPN FC
Sevilla president Pepe Castro has stepped into the war of words escalating between Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and his former club. Ramos, who left Sevilla for the Bernabeu in 2005, provoked an angry reaction from locals on a recent return to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid's title hopes threatened by injuries - ESPN FC
At what we may consider the middle point of the season, a shocking 19 of 24 Real Madrid players have already had to miss matches due to injuries. Since the start of 2017 -- a little over three weeks ago -- Pepe, James Rodriguez, Daniel Carvajal, Luka Modric and Marcelo have suffered different knocks or a variety of muscular issues, which adds to the absence of the team's most unique offensive weapon, Gareth Bale, out since November.

Real Madrid lose case over 2013 TV clip depicting players as hyenas - ESPN FC
Real Madrid have lost a long-running legal case first brought against Catalan TV station Esport 3 over a contentious show broadcast in 2013. Pepe was among players depicted as hyenas eating carrion and the Portugal international was also compared to Silence of the Lambs character Hannibal Lecter.

Sampaoli reveals Chelsea rejection | Football Espana
Jorge Sampaoli has revealed how he turned down a move to Chelsea last year before taking the reins at Sevilla, who he now believes are in a title fight. The 56-year-old joined the Europa League winners after the departure of Unai Emery to Paris Saint-Germain after months of speculations regarding his future.

Las Palmas convinced Calleri will sign amid concerns of Jese deal - ESPN FC
Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez says he is confident his team will soon complete the signing of striker Jonathan Calleri but is reportedly pessimistic about the arrival of Paris Saint-Germain forward Jese Rodriguez.