Serie A giants AC Milan and AS Roma are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic
A goal in each half from Alvaro Morata and a returning Gareth Bale was enough to ensure that Los Blancos extended their lead over Barcelona at the summit of the La Liga.
Chelsea set to be rejected, Kovacic being eyed by Real Madrid, Torino want to keep an English legend for longer and more transfer news surround the Italian top flight.
Manager Zinedine Zidane has named a much changed Real Madrid side for the first leg of the Copa del Rey tie against Segunda Division B outift, Cultural Leonesa
A vastly weakened Real Madrid travel to Sevilla to take on Gus Poyet's Real Betis, as they look to register their first win since the 19th of September in all competitions.
Spain and Croatia will play the final match in Group D on Tuesday to determine who tops the group. Spain is comfortably placed at the table summit with 6 points from a possible 6, while Croatia were left licking their wounds after they lost 2 points to Czech republic despite taking a 2 goal lead in a match marred with fan violence.
Roma are resigned to losing star midfielder Miralem Pjanic to arch rivals Juventus and it now seems as if the Italian giants have acted quickly and are now reportedly close to replacing the Bosnian.
Serie A champions Juventus are reportedly eyeing Real Madrid midfielders Toni Kroos and Mateo Kovacic in a bid to add more technical ability to their midfield.
Corriere dello Sport reports that Milan are looking to sign a trequartista (advanced attacking playmaker) and Matteo Kovacic may just be the player they are looking for.
Third place Real Madrid are set to take on Europe chasing Athletic Bilbao in a must win clash for Zinedine Zidane's side at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.