Previews: Ramos out of Real opener
Right-back Sergio Ramos has failed to recover from tendinitis and will miss Real Madrid's La Liga season opener against Deportivo Coruna on Saturday, Real said on their website.
Central defender Pepe is serving a 10-match ban for his sending off against Getafe last season and striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and midfielder Mahamadou Diarra need more time to recover after lengthy injury layoffs, they added.
Real coach Manuel Pellegrini does not believe the departure of Dutch pair Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben will disrupt his plans and said the club does not need to buy any more players.
"They (Sneijder and Robben) are very good players but I have no complaint," he said at a news conference. "I have two players for each position and I think the squad is complete," he added when asked whether Real could sign Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery.
Sevilla's Brazilian midfielder Adriano Correia has a muscle problem in his left leg and is doubtful for Sunday's match at Valencia, the club said on their website.
The pitch in Valencia's Mestalla stadium has been damaged by the hot weather and is not up to scratch, according to captain Carlos Marchena.
"We are not used to having a pitch in this condition," the defender told the club's website. "We hope it recovers quickly because we need a pitch in good condition at the Mestalla and at the moment we don't have that."
Villarreal defender Diego Godin injured an ankle in Thursday's Europa League win over NAC Breda but should be fit for Sunday's match at Osasuna, the club said on their website.
Fellow defenders Gonzalo Rodriguez and Ivan Marcano are also injured, they added. Rodriguez is a doubt and Marcano is definitely out.
Media group Mediapro, already holder of most of the football broadcasting rights in Spain, is poised to acquire the rights to Atletico Madrid and Getafe's matches from Sociedad Madrid Deporte Audiovisual, Marca newspaper reported.
The two clubs' deal with Sociedad Madrid Deporte is worth 42 million euros per season to Atletico and 18 million to Getafe, Marca said.
The balls that Spain's professional football league (LFP) plans to use this season may breach advertising rules as they carry the logo of the country's football pools, the Quiniela, Marca reported.
Around 200 balls have been distributed to each club in the first and second divisions but referees may be authorised by the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) to instruct teams to use last season's balls, the paper said.
Atletico Madrid are interested in signing France right back Rod Fanni from Stade Rennes, As newspaper reported.
The club are seeking to replace Greek defender Giourkas Seitaridis, who was released from his contract in May, and Real Madrid's Miguel Torres is another possibility, the paper added.