EXPRESS SPORT brings you the latest news involving Europe's top clubs.
In his second column of the new La Liga season, Guillem Balague assesses Barcelona's early title defence, Atletico Madrid's continued struggles, Alvaro Morata's impact at Real Madrid, Sevilla's form and Las Palmas' unexpected start to the campaign.
REAL MADRID have rejected a loan bid from Chelsea for James Rodriguez, according to reports.
Tottenham are planning a move for Isco but reports in Spain indicate the forward intends to remain with Real Madrid.
West Brom are reportedly close to completing deals to sign midfield duo Nacer Chadli of Tottenham and Malaga's Ignacio Camacho.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed reported Arsenal target James Rodriguez will not leave the club this summer.
Sevilla and Villarreal played out a goalless draw on Sunday, while Las Palmas hit five past Granada to go top of the La Liga table.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique saw room for improvement but admitted his side had drawn strength from their 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.