NEWS

The Mexican tourism district of Riviera Maya will sponsor Real Mallorca during the 2012-13 season, according to Ultima Hora.
Ajax director of football Marc Overmars expects to be given the green light on Tuesday to sign Barcelona's Marc Muniesa on loan.
Real Madrid fans have demanded via a Marca.com poll that boss Jose Mourinho promotes striker Jese Rodriguez to his first-team squad.
Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao has said in an interview with O Jogo that he will return to former club Benfica one day.
New Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez declared himself happy with his players after the 3-0 friendly defeat of Alcala.
Athletic Bilbao have admitted Fernando Amorebieta could miss the start of the season with a serious groin injury.
Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay has been told he can leave the club and has chosen Arsenal or Inter as a possible destination.
Real Sociedad defender Vadim Demidov is expected to complete a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the next few days.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has refused to rule out a possible move to Brazil in the future.
Lionel Messi has categorically denied through Argentine agency Telam that he gave an interview to Hungarian magazine Kepes Sport.
Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez - known by his initials JIM - needs at least six more players before the start of next season.
Athletic Bilbao's Javi Martinez says he has already informed the club of his decision over whether to remain at San Mames next season.
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has made it clear that he is not friendly with Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez.
Barcelona's participation in last season's Champions League swelled the club's coffers by €40.5m
Espanyol defender Jordi Amat is set to join Rayo Vallecano on a season-long loan.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will meet midfielder Kaka on Monday to tell the Brazilian he no longer has a future with Los Blancos.
Jese Rodriguez's late strike in Estonia was enough for Spain to clinch a sixth European Under-19 title and a second in succession.
Tottenham Hotspur are ready to pay €18m for Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez.
Uruguayan defender Pablo Pintos has left Getafe to join Turkish Super Lig club Kasimpasa on a free transfer.
Real Betis midfielder Salva Sevilla has pleaded with boss Pepe Mel to help him in his efforts to force a move to Real Zaragoza.
Espanyol are to sue radio station COPE for €3m damages over the alleged fixing of a match against Sporting Gijon last season.
Former Real Madrid player Guti - real name Jose Maria Gutierrez - has decided to retire from football aged 35.
Hamit Altintop has finally joined Galatasaray after many weeks of negotiations between the Turkish club, the player and Real Madrid.
Jose Mourinho has told Real Madrid B goalkeeper Jesus he will be handed a first-team squad number for next season.
Johan Cruyff has advised his former club Ajax to ask Barcelona if they are prepared to sell defender Marc Muniesa.
According to Sport, Gustavo Cabral is set to undergo a medical on Friday before putting pen to paper with newly-promoted Celta Vigo.
Villarreal striker Nilmar has agreed a three-year deal with Al Rayyan according to the Qatari outfit’s official website.
Deportivo de La Coruna have reached agreement with Atletico Madrid to take Portuguese winger Pizzi on loan next season.
Javi Martinez has scotched rumours he is to leave Athletic Bilbao, saying he still expects to be with Los Leones in four years time.
France Football has published a list of the world’s 20 best-paid footballers taking into account their off-pitch earnings.
Real Valladolid goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez is the subject of interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
Las Provincias reports that Villarreal striker Marco Ruben will sign for Ukranian side Dinamo Kiev this week subject to a medical.
New Atletico Madrid signing Emre Belozoglu says is was Luis Aragones who told him what it meant to wear Atleti’s red and white shirt.
Real Madrid legend Raul believes his natural successor in Spanish football is Athletic Bilbao’s Iker Muniain.
Barcelona are still furious at the quashing of Jose Mourinho’s two-match ban for poking Tito Vilanova in the eye.
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