Hello one and all, David Cooper with you throughout the day for every nugget of Real Madrid news.
10:45pm – Sergio Ramos hits back at Jurgen Klopp
Three months after the Champions League final, the war of words continues between the Spanish defender and German Liverpool manager. Read what Ramos had to say here.
10:00pm – Vinicius Junior is ‘present and future’ of Real Madrid
That is the view of Marcelo who continues to be left in awe of the Brazilian teenager. Read more on what the defender said on his compatriot here.
8:30pm – Real Madrid begin life without Cristiano Ronaldo
Los Blancos face Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday in their first competitive match since Cristiano Ronaldo left. Andy West looks at the key points for the European champions ahead of their game in Estonia. Read more here.
7:00pm – Julen Lopetegui praises Gareth Bale
The Real Madrid boss has spoken glowingly of the Welshman ahead of the UEFA Super Cup against Atletico Madrid, saying he has been impressed with his attitude and work ethic this summer. Read more on that story here.
2:15pm – Madrid’s Super Cup scorers
Anticipation is building for Real Madrid’s meeting with neighbours Atleti in the Super Cup.
Several current Los Blancos players have scored in the fixture and their Twitter account has run through whose made the list.
12:35pm – Madrid set to Pjanic after Juve rejection
Real Madrid’s search for a new centre midfielder is set to continue after Juventus reportedly turned down a €60 million (Dh251.6m) bid for Miralem Pjanic.
The Welshman is expected to take centre stage at Madrid this season following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, and his manager was keen to talk up the 29-year-old.
“Bale is a player we love, he has been here a long time and has been training hard,” Lopetegui said at his pre-match press conference.
“He is motivated and is an important player who forms part of the team, and being a team is what is important.
“We need great players like him, and I’m more than happy with his work and attitude.
“We have player who is a super professional player in all aspects, who is training with the motivation of a youth player and who is helping us enormously.
“Yet I wouldn’t want to rely on one or two players.
“It is the team which is the main thing, and we will help Bale have a great season.”
29 Los Blancos stars will be at Julen Lopetegui’s disposal as the team travel to Tallinn in Estonia, including Luka Modric.
Initially, it was thought the mercurial Croatian would miss the match and be handed more time to work on his fitness after returning back from the World Cup late.
But, now, there is a chance he could figure.
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