Isco "very close" to signing new contract with Real Madrid


Asensio only joined Real Madrid three years ago, for a paltry £3m, and Real could be tempted by the huge increase they would make on the attacking midfielder.

Isco did not start and finish a La Liga game for Real Madrid until the middle of October, and when that did occur, he came up with a brace in a 6-1 win at Real Betis. Jose Mourinho's side were forced to dance to Isco's tune on the night as the Spaniard, operating in the number 10 position, orchestrated another Real Madrid victory.

Alongside last season's league and cup double, and the 2016 Champions League triumph, Zidane has led Real's first-team squad to silverware success in the UEFA Super Cup twice and the FIFA Club World Cup last summer.

On the tight match at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, he added: "Madrid is a very powerful team and we are happy". "I'm happy for working so well with my staff".

The reports says that Los Blancos are expecting to hold an official event to present the new deal at the Santiago Bernabeu following the two-legged Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona to be played on 13 and 16 August. The staff are doing a great job, we do not fail because of the relationship in the dressing room.

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

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

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. "If we think it is going to be easier tomorrow we will be mistaken".



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