Barcelona's general manager said the club are close to completing deals for Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele after Wednesday's 2-0 Super Cup loss to Real Madrid, although the claim has been strongly rejected by Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool's Coutinho has been the subject of two bids from Barcelona, the most recent worth €100 million turned down last week.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed his "spectacular" squad after they eased to a 2-0 victory over Barcelona at the Bernabeu on Wednesday evening to seal a 5-1 aggregate victory in the 2017 Spanish Super Cup.
After all the furore around suspended superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, he was barely missed as a Marco Asensio screamer made it 1-0 on just four minutes and Karim Benzema added a second before half-time. Although Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez hit the woodwork after the break, Barca never looked...