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Madrid boss remained coy on the situation but admitted that talks were taking place over the transfer and that Luka Modric will not be part of any player exchange

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Alvaro Negredo signs for Manchester City - but what do we know about the Spanish striker?

Last season the 27-year-old was the fourth highest scorer in La Liga

Real Madrid unveil £34m Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi

Asier Illarramendi has completed his move to Real Madrid, signing a six-year contract after passing his medical with the club.

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Real have met the buy-out clause for the Spain Under-21 international

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Manchester United target could sign a long-term contract with La Liga side that would see him earn more than £330,00-a-week

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Two MI5 officers disobeyed instructions to stay apart from each other and held a secret rendezvous to watch the espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a court heard.

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