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Barcelona set for Boca Junior test in Gamper Trophy before La Liga kick-off

Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona will bring their pre-season campaign to a close with a friendly against Boca Juniors at the Camp Nou, the club have confirmed. In the traditional Gamper Trophy match, played each pre-season at the historic stadium in honour of the club’s founder, Joan Gamper, the Argentine side will travel to Barcelona for the fixture on August 15th. The fixture will take place potentially just three days before the La Liga seasons gets underway, with the opening round of matches penciled in to kick off on August 18th and…

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Real Madrid complete €40 million signing of Alvaro Odriozola

Real Madrid have finalised a move for Real Sociedad and Spain right-back Alvaro Odriozola, the club have confirmed on their official website. MARCA claim that the deal will cost Los Blancos 40 million euros, with the youngster having put pen to paper on a six year contract at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. Odriozola was included by now Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui for Spain’s World Cup squad but did not make an appearance in Russia, with Fernando Hierro preferring Madrid based duo Dani Carvajal and Nacho. The signing is bad news…

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Real Betis complete goalkeeping double swoop

Quique Setien is leading a goalkeeping revolution at Estadio Benito Villamarin with two ins and one out expected in just a matter of days in Seville. Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez has put pen to paper on a five year deal to join on a free transfer from the Catalan club, as the club confirmed on their official website. Everton back-up shotstopper Joel Robles is also set to join him, according to MARCA, having arrived in the city to complete a transfer to the club from the Premier League. The news…

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Leganes target Mauricio Pellegrino favourite Carloz Auzqui

Mauricio Pellegrino’s arrival at Estadio Municipal de Butarque was a rude awakening as he took over a club going through a huge period of change, having lost their long serving manager, captain and several other key players. One of the first areas he’s looking to reinforce is in attack, with an old acquiantance, Carloz Auzqui, being linked. The 26-year-old forward can play through the middle or on either flank, making him a versatile and attractive option for the former Alaves and Valencia coach. AS report that Leganes insist that Auzqui is…

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Valencia push Zakaria Bakkali towards Standard Liege move

This summer could be a pivotal one for Valencia as they look to strengthen Marcelino’s squad for a Champions League return after two seasons away from Europe’s elite competition. It could start with the sale of Zakaria Bakkali. MARCA say that the club have come to an agreement with Belgian club Standard Liege for him to move on, but that the player is yet to agree terms. Valencia are confident of a deal being completed as the winger hails from the city of Liege, although the 22-year-old is yet to publicly…

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Athletic Bilbao close in on Yuri Berchiche signing from PSG

Having signed Inigo Martinez from Real Sociedad in January, Athletic Club are prepared to poach another former San Sebastian based defender with AS claiming that the club are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over Yuri Berchiche. The left-back is up for sale this summer having failed to live up to expectations after leaving Estadio Anoeta for France last summer, with the Ligue Un club desperate to cash in to meet UEFA Financial Fair Play requirements by the end of the month. As such, Thomas Tuchel’s club will not force a high price,…

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Eibar willing to listen to offers for Marko Dmitrovic

There has been a change of plans at Eibar which have opened the door to a potential exit for goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic. MARCA say that the club had considered their number one to be one of their key players who would not be sold under any circumstances, but that decision has now been revisited. There is a need for the Basque team to invest in other departments of the squad following several other departures and Dmitrovic has been identified as one way in which the club could raise funds. With Yoel…

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Lille ready to pay Loic Remy’s Las Palmas release clause

Loic Remy is close to an exit from Las Palmas after a chaotic spell at the club, with Lille reportedly willing to pay his 1.5 million euro release clause to take him back to Ligue Une. AS say that a clause in his contract states that he will be able to depart at the bargain price following relegation, though an exit form the Canary Islands this summer always looked inevitable. The 31-year-old joined from Chelsea last summer and scored six goals in 13 games, an impressive return, but fell out with…

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Victor Camarasa rejects Celta Vigo move to stay at Real Betis

Last summer, Victor Camarasa was one of Quique Setien’s most expensive new arrivals at the Estadio Benito Villamarin and only 12 months later, the midfielder has turned down the chance to depart for Celta Vigo. That’s according to MARCA, who say that the 24-year-old is determined to succeed in Seville and will not be tempted by any offers to depart despite a disappointing debut campaign. Making only 14 La Liga starts since joining from Alaves for seven million euros, Camarasa struggled to adapt to the free flowing style preferred by Setien…

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Celta Vigo reluctant to even consider Maxi Gomez sale to Sevilla

Pablo Machin’s move from Girona to Sevilla has given him an important say over the transfer business to be conducted by Joaquin Caparros and his transfer team, with a reported target believed to be Maxi Gomez. Celta Vigo’s Uruguayan striker was strongly linked with a move to China but instead remained in Galicia and continued his fine form in his debut season in Spain, scoring 18 goals in 36 league games. Estadio Deportivo say that Sevilla are desperate to make a move happen but that it could be far easier said…

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