Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has revealed that Real Madrid tried to sign him in the past, and Spanish sports newspapers highlight those words in their front pages just one day before Los Blancos face the Italians in the Champions League.
AS main headline is for Llorente’s words: “Madrid tried to sign me twice,” he said. He also spoke about the strikers’ debate at Santiago Bernabeu: “I don’t know why Real sold Gonzalo Higuain, but Morata is pushing strong.”
Regarding tomorrow’s Champions League clash, AS highlights that “Juve arrives in a crisis after losing to Fiorentina.” The Madrid daily points out “Italian press is blaming Gianluigi Buffon.”
Marca points out that Cristiano Ronaldo has scored against all big European clubs except Juventus. “Signora shakes,” they title. “This is the first time the Portuguese will face the Italians,” they add.
The most sold Spanish newspaper also reveals that Carlo Ancelotti is considering resting Sergio Ramos for the crucial game against Barcelona next Saturday. Pepe and Raphael Varane would be the centre-back pair.