Real Madrid round-up: Juve, Courtois, Kovacic, Modric, Theo...
Our daily roundup of news surrounding the team as they prepare to take on Atlético in the European Supercup on August 15.
Asensio bags two against Juventus
Asensio came back with a bang in the win against Juventus last night, scoring two goals in 12 minutes in the opening quarter of the second half. Gareth Bale scored the first after 39 minutes - a beautifully struck left-footed volley from distance that sailed into the top corner, which drew the game level after Dani Caravajal's own goal. The game finished 3-1, and in the post-macth conference, coach Julen Lopetegui did not rule out the option of having Asensio play as a false nine next season.
Chelsea holding Courtois back
Kovacic back training today
Croatian international Theo Kovacic reported back for training at Valdebebas tomorrow. The midfielder has publically spoken of a possible exit from Madrid and may still have a move away in mind, but the club has said that he is not for sale. Kovacic will be joined by compatriot Luka Modric on Wednesday, who has been recently linked with Inter. The two players return later than the rest of the squad after having reached the World Cup final.
Fulham reportedly want Theo
Theo Hernandez is set to leave the club on a one-year loan spell once the squad returns from the US. And reports in the British media claim that Fulham are keen to sign the French international. Although it is understood that a deal with Real Sociedad is on the verge of being closed, which will see him in playing his football in San Sebastian next season.