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Saturday January 25 2020
Barcelona slip to first defeat under Quique Setien at Valencia

Barcelona have lost ground to La Liga title rival Real Madrid, following a 2-0 defeat at Valencia.

New manager Quique Setien tasted defeat for the first time as La Blaugrana boss, as a second half own goal from Jordi Alba, and a superb strike from Ferran Torres, handed them a first La Liga loss since November 2019.

Zinedine Zidane’s side can now move ahead of them win a win against Real Valladolid tomorrow, and open up a three-point gap at the top of the table.

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Saturday January 25 2020
Liverpool linked with summer move for Real Madrid star Isco

Runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool have again been linked with a move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have regularly been connected with a bid for the Spanish international in the last 18 months, however the German boss has opted not to make a bid for the former Malaga star.

However, according to reports in El Desmarque, the Champions League holders will reach out to Real Madrid in the summer.

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Saturday January 25 2020
Ex Real Madrid star Fabio Coentrao linked with Serie A move

Former Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao is reportedly a target for Serie A pair Fiorentina and Bologna.

The Portuguese international, has been without a club following his release from Rio Ave at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, and despite reports linking him with a return to Sporting Lisbon, he has remained a free agent.

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Saturday January 25 2020
Real Sociedad eye Mariano Diaz as Willian Jose replacement

Real Sociedad have reportedly highlighted Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz as a January target, if Willian Jose moves to Tottenham.

The Brazilian attacker has been widely linked with a move to Jose Mourinho’s side, before the transfer window closes next week, but the two clubs are to agree a fee for the 28-year old.

Spurs have reportedly only bid in the region of €12M for the former Real Zaragoza star, but the Basque side are determined to hold out for his full release clause of €30M.

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Saturday January 25 2020
David Silva: I rejected Real Madrid many times

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has revealed how he rejected numerous offers to join Real Madrid in his early career.

The former Spanish international has conducted a series of wide ranging interviews as part of City's new internal content production platform, as he prepares to end ten years at the Etihad Stadium at the end of the campaign.

The 34-year old confirmed at the start of the season that he would not be renewing his contract when it expires in June 2020, and he has lifted the lid on a glittering career with the Premier League side.

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Saturday January 25 2020
New Real Madrid signing Hugo Vallejo joins Deportivo on loan

Real Madrid’s latest signing Hugo Vallejo has agreed to join Segunda Division side Deportivo la Coruna on loan.

The highly rated 19-year old finally completed his move to Zinedine Zidane’s side earlier, following months of negotiations between Real Madrid and his former club Malaga.

Vallejo had made his intentions clear regarding not signing a new contract at the Andalucian club, however Los Blancos were eager to secure a deal before he became a free agent in June.

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Saturday January 25 2020
Achraf Hakimi hints at Real Madrid return

Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi has hinted that he will return to the club at the end of the season.

The Moroccan international is currently on loan at Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, with his two/year stint at the Signal Iduna Park set to expire in June.

Lucien Favre has previously stated his desire to keep the 21-year old at the club beyond the summer, with domestic rivals Bayern Munich also reported to be interested in a move ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

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Friday January 24 2020
Arsenal to block early exit for Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos

Arsenal are reportedly keen to avoid losing Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos earlier than planned.

The 23-year-old joined the Gunners on a season-long loan deal last summer, but he has found playing time hard to come by.

Having made just 17 appearances so far this season, with his last appearance in the Premier League coming back in November following a lengthy injury absence, he has been linked with cutting his loan spell at the Emirates short.

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Friday January 24 2020
Real Madrid's Marco Asensio makes injury progress

Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio has stepped up his recovery from injury in training this week.

The 24-year-old has been sidelined all season thus far after sustaining a serious knee injury in pre-season last year.

However, he was present at the club's training ground this week and began work with the ball again as he continues with his personalised training program, as per Marca.

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Friday January 24 2020
Copa del Rey Round of 16 draw made

The Copa del Rey round of 16 draw has been conducted and it will see Cultural Leonesa take on holders Valencia after their upset last time out.

In what was the big shock of the last round, the Segunda Division B side defeated Atletico Madrid 2-1 after extra-time on Thursday night.

Their reward for that win is a home tie against Valencia as they'll look to try and claim another major scalp by defeating the current holders.

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