Real Madrid teenager Vinicius Junior could return to Brazil in January

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Real Madrid could lose out on the services of Vinicius Junior if he does not see more first team action before the end of 2018, reports Marca.

The 18-year-old has been frustrated to have been relegated to Madrid’s B team, where he scored two goals against Atletico Madrid B last week, and is considering returning to his homeland in search of more game time.

The former Flamengo frontman had an agreement where if he came over this summer, he could return to Brazil for the spring if he was not happy at the Bernabeu.

If a return to his native Rio de Janeiro was to happen, it guarantees Vinicius regular football at Flamengo before coming back to Madrid for pre-season next summer.

For manager Julen Lopetegui, his number one priority is the first team and winning as many game as possible, but the club is also looking at ways to keep Vinicius and other peripheral players happy.

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Lionel Messi determined to win the Champions League, says Luis Suarez

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Barcelona striker Luis Suarez admits it’s been difficult to watch Real Madrid dominate the Champions League over the past few years and insists captain Lionel Messi is determined to win the competition again.

Los Blancos have clinched the last three Champions League titles, and four since 2014, while Barcelona’s most recent triumph was in 2015.

The Uruguayan revealed that his teammate Messi is more motivated than ever to help the Catalan giants get back to the pinnacle of Europe, as he aims to add a fifth Champions League winners’ medal to his mantlepiece.

“He’s really motivated, even more so after the World Cup and the Champions League,” Suarez told RAC1.

“Now he’s the captain, the leader and he wants to lift trophies. We have a quality team and a coach to be able to win everything.

“But it’s a really difficult competition to win and [Messi] can’t win it on his own. It has to be a collective effort, as good as he is. We have to be compact. Leo deserves more.

“Obviously it’s infuriating [for us] because Madrid have won the Champions League in each of the last three years. They have made history and it’s a thorn in our side.

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Paul Pogba always welcome at Barcelona, says Luis Suarez

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Luis Suarez insists Paul Pogba would be welcome at Barcelona as the midfielder continues to be linked with an exit from Old Trafford.

The 25-year-old’s relationship with manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be fractious, with the Frenchman open to a move away from a Red Devils side struggling for form early in the season.

The La Liga champions added Gremio midfielder Arthur, Bordeaux winger Malcom, Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet and Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal during the summer, but Suarez feels Pogba would be a good fit should he make the switch to Spain in the future.

“Pogba is an elite player who has won everything and we always want to have the best,” Suarez told RAC1 on Tuesday.

“He is a player that has a lot of quality and who is one of the key players at United, and I think he would like to compete for more than he is competing for now.

“But that’s how it is, he does not belong to Barcelona but he will always be welcome.”

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