De Gea grateful to Man United

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has expressed his gratitude to the club for the handling of his failed move to Real Madrid in the off-season.

Coutinho agent rubbishes Real link

Philippe Coutinho's agent has insisted there is no truth to the rumours Real Madrid have made contact over signing the attacking midfielder from Liverpool.

Morata dismisses Real Madrid link

Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has dismissed rumours he could return to Real Madrid in the near future, insisting he is happy at the Juventus Stadium.

Benitez: Don't call me defensive

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has hit back at suggestions that he is too defence-minded, and says that in Italy he was accused of the exact opposite.

Kovacic happy with Real Madrid move

Mateo Kovacic is confident his decision to leave Internazionale to move to Real Madrid during the off-season transfer window was the correct one.

Fernandez: Neymar will never leave

Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez is convinced that striker Neymar will spend the rest of his professional career at the club.

Messi cleared of tax charges

Barcelona star Lionel Messi can breath a sigh of relief after being cleared of tax charges, although prosecutors are seeking 18 months' imprisonment for his father, Jorge.

Valdes not a target for Sevilla

Sevilla president Jose Castro insists they have no plans to add out-of-favour Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes to their ranks.

Deschamps: I won't take Benzema off

France national coach Didier Deschamps has backed Karim Benzema as his main man up-front, after the striker has become frustrated at club level.

Simeone disappointed with draw

Despite coming from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw against rivals Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone still feels like his side dropped points on Sunday.

Benitez: Errors cost us two points

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez was disappointed to have dropped points in their 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon on Sunday.

Pique: We missed Messi and Iniesta

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has admitted that his side sorely missed striker Lionel Messi and midfielder Andres Iniesta during their 2-1 loss to Sevilla on Saturday.

Benitez expecting tough derby

Real Madrid head coach believes the El Derbi Madrileno against Atletico Madrid at Estadio Vicente on Sunday is going to be full of character and passion.

Bale and Ramos set for Real return

Winger Gareth Bale and captain Sergio Ramos look set to make their respective returns from injury for Real Madrid against city rivals Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Ronaldo honoured by Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has been presented with a special award by Real Madrid after becoming the Spanish club's all-time top scorer this week.

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