Real Madrid continue their preparations for the season with their second match of the International Champions Cup tonight against Roma.
Boss Carlo Ancelotti used a number of Real Madrid Castilla players at the weekend against Inter Milan but will welcome back many more of his experienced players tonight. Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric all joined training in the middle of last week and weren’t deemed fit enough for the first match. But they will all start tonight alongside the likes of Pepe, Gareth Bale, Isco and Xabi Alonso.
In the main transfer talk of the day, AS claims Keylor Navas is getting impatient over his switch to the Santiago Bernabeu. The Levante and Costa Rica keeper has made no secret of his wish to join the 10-time European Cup winners, but the deal is being held up by the fact Diego Lopez and Casillas both still remain at the club, the paper says.
Lopez has been linked with Napoli and Monaco, while Casillas has been rumoured to be on his way to Arsenal. Until one of the pair leaves, AS says the Navas deal is on hold. The Costa Rican is keen to join up with the squad and start training as soon as possible. Other players who reached the quarter finals of the World Cup, such as Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane, and James Rodriguez are reporting back on August 1, and Navas is keen to join them.