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Pepe extends contract with Real Madrid


PepePortuguese international defender Pepe has extended his contract with Real Madrid until 2017, the Spanish club announced on Friday, just days after his central defensive colleague Sergio Ramos also penned a new deal.

The 32-year-old Brazilian-born centre-back signed for Madrid from FC Porto for 30 million euros ($34m, £21.6m). He will continue to compete with Frenchman Raphael Varane for a place alongside Ramos, who has extended his contract until 2020.

Madrid, under new coach Rafa Benitez, begin the new Spanish season with a trip to newly-promoted Sporting Gijon on Sunday.

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