Spanish football headlines for June 14.
Spain begin Euro 2020
Spain will start their Euro 2020 campaign on Monday evening as they take on Sweden in their group clash in Seville.
La Roja captain Sergio Busquets is ruled out due to a positive coronavirus test that means he is still self-isolating while Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg are both out for Sweden due to positive Covid tests.
Slovakia and Poland – the other two nations in the group – go head-to-head earlier on Monday.
Madrid’s Mbappe plan
However, there is the reality that Madrid need to offload a series of players in order to make room in the wage bill to land the striker.
Exits are planned for Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Alvaro Odriozola, Isco, Mariano Diaz, Luka Jovic and Dani Ceballos – which the reports claim would free up €126m which would allow the Mbappe deal to happen.
Barca’s player swap with City
It is claimed that Pep Guardiola wants to tempt both Sergi Roberto and Ousmane Dembele to the Camp Nou, with player such as Bernardo Silva and Aymeric Lapore potentially being offered to go the other way.