REAL MADRID

Real Madrid in brief: Bale, Keylor, Casemiro, Nacho...

Bale to rejoin Real Madrid squad on July 31, Keylor just second best according to Chilavert as Nacho move to AS Roma goes cold.

Real Madrid in brief: Bale, Keylor, Casemiro, Nacho...
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Bale 

Golf fan Gareth Bale has been enjoying down-time after Wales heroics at Euro 2016. The striker is expected back with the Madrid first team squad on July 31 after enjoying 32 days holiday.

Chilavert opts for Neuer

Paraguayan goalkeeping legend José Luis Chilavert claimed that as good as a goalkeeper as is Keylor Navas, the 51 year old rates Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer as the number one stopper on the planet.

Baseball 

Real Madrid's Brazilian defensive midfielder Casemiro tried is luck out in Montreal with a baseball bat. "I'm not that bad" he modestly stated later on.

Nacho 

Italian media are reporting that Nacho's proposed move to AS Roma is now not going ahead and that the defender will spend the 2016/17 at the Santiago Bernabeu with Real Madrid.

Bernabeu scoreboards

The Santiago Bernabeu is having two brand new hi quality LED scoreboards installed ahead of the new season. The playing surface at the stadium is also being replaced with new grass being shipped in from small Spanish town Arevalo.

SANTIAGO BERNABEU

Mapfre Stadium 

Real Madrid trained last night on MLS side Columbus Crew's Mapfre Stadium as they prepare ahead of their 2016/17 pre-season debut tonight in Ohio when they face Unai Emery's PSG as part of the 2016 International Champions Cup.