Barcelona eye up £72m move for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio

The Frenchman, who took over from Rafa Benitez in January 2016, has already won the Champions League twice, last season's La Liga title, the Club World Cup and two UEFA Super Cups in his time in charge. I'm happy here and would stay many more years.

However, according to AS, Isco has signed a new four-year deal with the option of a further year following his man of the match display against Manchester United in the Super Cup.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has confirmed that he is "very close" to putting pen to paper on a new contract after declaring himself happy at the Bernabeu. "This is going to be a hard year because already on Sunday we have a complicated match".

Asensio joined Madrid from Mallorca for just £3m in 2014 and he's developed in to one of the hottest properties in Spanish football over the past three years.

Of course, that means that Real Madrid would have to win the head-to-head tiebreaker, given that goal difference is not the first tiebreaker in La Liga.

Liverpool have been linked with two wingers to add to their squad this summer, with Diario Gol claiming an offer has been submitted for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, while Transfermarketweb reports Diego Laxalt of Genoa is also a target.

Lionel Messi، Jordi Alba، Samuel Umtiti and Arda Turan were all pictured training with their Barcelona team-mates as they aim to build up their fitness levels and sharpness ahead of the upcoming campaign.

Zidane also warned the European champions against a Barcelona backlash at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Barca have added more pace to their side with the return of winger Gerard Deulofeu after stints in England and Italy although the Spaniard can not be expected to be a replacement for Neymar.

"Cristiano is ready and he is doing really good, he has had vacations and has been with us for five days now, he has worked a lot physically during his holidays so he is ready to play with us".

  • Stacy Allen