Real Madrid are pondering over the prospect of competing with Arsenal for Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca, who is set to be available for €15 million this summer.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen kept Barcelona safe as they scraped through with a 1-0 win when they hosted RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou.
Antoine Griezmann is expected to retain his spot in the starting lineup, with Luis Suarez likely to be benched when Barcelona take on Espanyol.
Barcelona get ready for their first derby under Quique Setien as they host RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on Matchday 35 of La Liga.
Real Madrid capitalised on their chance to build a two-point lead over Barcelona, defeating RCD Espanyol 1-0 away from home on Sunday.
Toni Kroos and Casemiro will return to the lineup while Marco Asensio will still not be fit enough to start when Real Madrid take on Espanyol.
Real Madrid will be looking to go two points clear of Barcelona as they travel to Catalonia to face off against RCD Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium.
Arsenal could be on the verge of making a major transfer coup, with the Gunners reportedly leading the pursuit of Espanyol star Marc Roca.
Frenkie de Jong and Ivan Rakitic were underwhelming Luis Suarez was the standout for Barcelona, as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Espanyol on Saturday.
Neto is set to start in place of the injured Marc-Andre ter Stegen when Barcelona take on Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium on Saturday.