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Diego Lopez Update

Big news on the Diego Lopez front: Although the club has admitted Tottenham has made an official report, Lopez has signed a new deal until 2014, increasing his buyout clause to 35m euros. Roig spoke a bit about potential transfers, and indicated the club was not interested in Claudio Pizarro.

[Diego Lopez] has now increased that by a further three years - taking him to 2014.

But more importantly for Villarreal, his release clause has increased to some 35million euros (£27million).

"He is a big keeper and we want him to be with this club for a long time," Roig told Canal 9.

Roig also revealed that his club would not be signing Chelsea's Claudio Pizarro but was interested in Real Madrid's Ruben De La Red - currently impressing on loan at Getafe.

Pizarro was linked with a summer move to Spain, but Roig stated: "He is a player that does not interest us."

On De La Red, he confirmed he wanted him but feels the player will be returning to the Bernabeu next season.

"It is complicated because I think that Real Madrid has decided that he will return to their first-team next season," he said.
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