lookingforward to the first official game. It is important to keep winning friendlies to further boost morale. We are all very excited ahead of the new La Liga campaign.”

Obviously the real test for Real Madrid is going to be on August 14 when Real Madrid faces Barcelona for the Supercopa title.

Valencia officials have admitted that theyareintalkswithRealMadrid to sign Canales who certainly has got no future at Real Madrid. In any case, Valencia first should make sure that their star player Juan Mata (another Real Madrid youth product) does not leave the club while their attentions are on signing Canales.

Another player who is almost certain to leave Real Madrid is Fernando Gago. Gago’s representatives are in advanced talks with Boca Juniors in order to secure a move to Argentina. Gago was a key player at Real Madrid before getting injured and hence sidelined to bench. That has seen him move further and further away from Mourinho’s plans and the player has now finally decided to leave Real Madrid.