Spanish leading sports newspaper Marca claims that Real Madrid has taken the lead in the race to sign Brazilian young star Neymar da Silva.
The Madrid daily maintains that Florentino Perez has 100 million euros prepared for making an offer to Santos.
“They have been negotiating the transfer for two months. Barcelona tries to show calm but they know they will have complicated to close a deal they were sure to have closed”, Marca claims.
As highlights that Cristiano Ronaldo is saving himself for the Copa del Rey final and will not play today’s La Liga game against Espanyol.
The Portuguese is reported to have muscular problems in his left leg and doesn’t want to risk a serious injury that could make him miss the crucial match against Atletico de Madrid.
The basketball team to the final of the Euroleague
Both Madrid newspapers bring to their front pages the victory of Real Madrid basketball team against Barcelona in the Final Four of the Euroleague in London.
Los Blancos beat the Catalans in the semifinal and will fight for the title for the first time in 18 years, against Olympiakos. “The 9th [European Cup title] is closer”, titles As.
“Reyes brings Madrid to the final”, says Marca. “Sergio Rodriguez was immense in playmaking”, the add.