Luka Modric, Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos flew out to the USA yesterday to join up with their team mates on tour as they prepare for the new season. The trio had been given some extra time off after their World Cup exertions.
And Marca took some time to interview Luka Modric, with quotes headlining the front page. The Croatian maestro, who pulls the strings in the Los Blancos midfield, said he was happy to see the signings of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos because it means an already strong squad has got even stronger.
Speaking of James, the Colombian has only been at the club little over 24 hours and already his shirt is flying of the walls. In the first full day as a Los Blancos player, the club sold 50,000 shirts. At around 100 euros each, they have already made five millions euros.
Elsewhere, the drawn out signing of Keylor Navas continues. The Levante squad left for a pre-season tour of Holland yesterday but the Costa Rican keeper stayed behind as he looks to complete the deal in the coming days.
And finally, Gareth Bale has been discussing the upcoming season and says it is a honour to be able to take part in six tournaments, adding the players will do all they can to win as many of them as possible.