The finance department at FC Barcelona has probably already exchanged the red pencil for a giant brush. The Catalans urgently need to cut costs – and not too close. “Operation Sale”emblazoned on the front page of ‘Mundo Deportivo’, “Barça are accelerating on multiple fronts to complete the necessary downsizing.” According to the report, Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay and Riqui Puig should create the necessary salary scope. There are signs of a contract termination at Depay, Puig is about to sign with LA Galaxy – with de Jong there is at least a silver lining to be seen after Chelsea FC’s interest.
Berlusconi’s first blow
With AC Monza, Serie A once again has a club in the hands of Silvio Berlusconi. And the former Prime Minister of Italy has big plans for the newly promoted team, just like he did with AC Milan. On the front page of ‘Tuttosport’ you will find the headline “Now Monza is getting serious about Icardi” the club’s ambitions again. None other than Mauro Icardi should ensure the league with his goals in Monza. However, how the deal for the Paris St. Germain striker will be funded is completely open.
Countdown to the Super Cup
The ‘Marca’ is already dedicated to the upcoming UEFA Supercup between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt. Next week the Champions League and Europa League winners meet in Helsinki. For ‘Marca’ it is clear that Los Blancos as “King of Endgames” will emerge victorious from the game: “Since the start of their second golden era in 2014, they have won 16 out of 18 crucial games.” Efficient.