Liverpool and Southampton are reportedly showing interest in Espanyol's teenage midfield prospect Marc Roca.
Real Madrid went back to the top of the La Liga table after a comfortable victory against Espanyol with goals from James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have not been included in the 18-man-squad to face Espanyol, due to illness and a hip injury respectively.
Real Madrid will be looking to regain their lead at the top of the La Liga standings as they face Espanyol at the Cornella-El Prat on Sunday.
Barcelona host city rivals Espanyol on Sunday, knowing that they could seal the Spanish league title in the event that their rivals from the capital slip up.
Real Madrid continued their excellent home record under new manager Zinedine Zidane after a swashbuckling performance saw them thump 6 goals past a hapless Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
Riddled with injuries and suspensions, Espanyol are the under-dogs as they come up against a Real Madrid side that seems to have been revitalized by Zinedine Zidane’s healing touch.
Real Madrid will be without the services of Gareth Bale and Pepe as Zinedine Zidane looks to earn three crucial points against Espanyol
Barcelona ended a three-game series of bad-tempered derbies against Espanyol on top by sealing their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals 6-1 on aggregate courtesy of a 2-0 win at Cornella-El Prat on Wednesday.
FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique revealed that he was not surprised by the sudden sacking of Rafa Benitez as the head coach of Real Madrid.