In the Liga Adelante, Girona leapfrogged Sporting Gijon to jump into the automatic promotion place behind Real Betis, while Las Palmas, Real Valladolid and Ponferradina occupy the playoff spots.
* Real will hardly be able to relax this summer. The team will travel to Australia, China and Germany, playing the likes of Manchester City, Roma, Inter, Milan, Tottenham and Bayern Munich.
* In this week’s transfer rumours, Real Madrid may launch an audacious raid on Chelsea for England’s PFA Player of the Situs Judi QQ Year Eden Hazard. Los merengues are also said to be eyeing Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
West Ham were mulling over a £7 million move for Chicharito, before his goal-fest this week. Dinamo Moscow have allegedly enquired too.
Chelsea allegedly offered Real £100 million for Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane but were turned down.
Real are said to have slapped a £35 million price tag on Isco, with Chelsea and Man City waiting in the wings.
Lazio meanwhile are interested in signing Real’s 22 year-old Spanish striker Jese.
Man Utd are set to make Real “an offer they cannot refuse” for Gareth Bale.
Espanyol’s Mexican centre-back Hector Moreno is set for a move to North London, with Arsenal pipping Tottenham to the contract.
Manchester City are willing to shell out £50 million to buy out the contract of Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba, who is tied to the Camp Nou until 2017.
City are also preparing an approach to Atletico’s Diego Simeone to take over from Manuel Pellegrini or could turn to Carlo Ancelotti or Rafael Benitez if Pep Guardiola stays put.
Barça president Josep Bartomeu admitted his club “enjoy watching” Juventus’ Paul Pogba on television. The blaugrana have a transfer ban until next winter.
Barcelona have also been keeping tabs on Inter’s Croatian attacking midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
Atletico’s Spanish international Koke is a £43 million target for Chelsea, despite a release clause of £50 million in the five-year deal he penned last year.
Los Rojiblancos are apparently no longer interesed in …