Barcelona got the better side of Real Madrid last season when they secure the signature of Valencia best player, Andre Gomes for €35m rising to €55m in the last summer.
Real were one of the clubs reportedly interested in Gomes before he was signed by Barcelona snatched him.
Real Madrid almost certainly won’t take Gomes, though Don Balon speculates that Bernabeu president Florentino Perez is thankful it was Barcelona and not Real Madrid that took the bullet and therefore isn’t likely to try and land him now, notwithstanding the rivalry between the clubs.
The ex-Valencia star was the talk of the show last season for both club and his country at the Euro 2016as he led his country to victory against France and that added a premium his price tag.
The Portuguese has been a flop in Barcelona this season and has started fewer than half of Barca’s La Liga games this season after failing to find a space for himself in the team.