What Neymar's departure means for Barcelona - Zidane

Liverpool and other top clubs have been linked with Spanish global and Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio this summer.

From one Real prodigy to another, Diario Gol (h/t Jack Otway of the Daily Express) reported United manager and former Los Blancos chief Jose Mourinho failed in an attempt to sign 16-year-old defender Gutierrez. We played very well as a team and we winning is our obligation.

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.

Barcelona are considering a move for Marco Asensio if they can not sign Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembele this summer - but the Real Madrid starlet has a £72million release clause.

Barcelona stars have been hard at work in training as they prepare for the first leg of their Spanish Super Cup tie at home against Real Madrid.

"Yes, I am happy, but it does not mean anything", he told a pre-match news conference.

Ronaldo enjoyed a longer vacation than his Real Madrid teammates to fully recover from Portugal's participation in the Confederations Cup in June. We have worked well and then the goals are always the same - we want to win every game and every possible title.

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"They have had changes".

With Neymar gone, Barcelona will look to Lionel Messi to repeat his outstanding performance from the last competitive "clasico" played against Madrid in April.

"We're all fit, healthy, physically we're in good condition".

It is no secret that Barcelona's primary target to replace PSG-bound Neymar is Coutinho, but Liverpool released a statement on Friday insisting he will not be sold.

He has also guided Madrid to the Fifa Club World Cup and two Uefa Super Cup wins, the last of which came earlier this week with victory over Manchester United.

"If we think it will be easier [to face Barcelona without Neymar], we are mistaken".

  • Tabitha Byrd