The Madrid press, like the rest of Spain, is in mourning today after the mauling in the Maracana. Spain’s 29-match unbeaten run in competitive fixtures was ended in thumping fashion as Brazil beat the World and European champions 3-0 to lift the Confederations Cup.
It wasn’t a good night for Real Madrid’s Spanish players – Iker Casillas was beaten three times, including by new Barcelona forward Neymar, while Sergio Ramos missed a penalty in the 55th minute to compound Spain’s misery.
Among the match analysis though, there is some Real Madrid news – and AS says Los Blancos have added Stevan Jovetic to the list of forwards to potentially bolster the attack next season.
Reports have linked the clubs with moves for Luis Suarez, Edison Cavani and Gareth Bale, but AS says Jovetic, who currently plays for Fiorentina, could be a cheaper option – at around 22 million euros.
As we reported earlier this week, new boss Carlo Ancelotti has been told he needs to get rid of around four players this summer to reduce the size of the playing squad. And Marca claims Gonzalo Higuain is inching ever closer to the exit door having agreed personal terms with Arsenal. The Argentinean forward is said to be waiting for the green light from Ancelotti to leave the club and head to the Emirates. A deal could be concluded by the end of this week, it is believed.