Zidane anxious as AC Milan unsettle Real Madrid ace Modric


Since then, Ronaldo is another Real Madrid player to take to Instagram, posing with his daughter ahead of Sunday's game.

Indeed, the midfielder was strongly linked with a move away from the Spanish capital last summer after only managing five goals during the 2015-16 campaign, and struggling to earn a regular spot in the Real Madrid XI.

Catalan radio station RAC 1 reported at the time that Barcelona offered Isco a signing bonus of €20m to turn down a new deal at Los Blancos and move to the Nou Camp as a free agent once his contract expires.

Real Madrid quickly reacted by offering him a new deal and the player suggested that the signing was now only a formality.

The Spain global midfielder, whose previous deal was to expire in 2018, has penned a new, four-year commitment with the option of a fifth season, and is set to earn an annual salary of six million euros.

The Blaugrana are said to be desperate to bring in an attacker this season after selling Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee last week.

AS now claims that a reliable club source has confirmed that the agreement is all but done and will be announced in the coming days.

Purists at Barcelona hope the virtuoso Brazilian's departure will lead to new coach Ernesto Valverde building a more balanced side and reverting to the possession-based style of play perfected under former coach Pep Guardiola to try and wrestle the title back from Madrid.

Those managerial successes add to those Zidane achieved as a player with Madrid, having won a league title, the Champions League, two Spanish Super Cups and the European Super Cup between 2001 and 2006 and he says he is enjoying his time in the dugout at the Bernabeu.

Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool have made bids to try and lure Marco Asensio away from Real Madrid this summer, according to a report in the Daily Star.