Barcelona's Andres Iniesta is nearing a return to action following a knee injury while defender Jeremy Mathieu is back in training.
Manchester City's Samir Nasri is close to sealing a move to La Liga side Sevilla before the transfer window closes, a source has told ESPN FC.
Real Madrid midfielder Isco could leave the club on loan, with Malaga president Abdullah N Al Thani hinting at his return to the club.
Rafinha has seen the competition for a place in the Barca starting XI increase this summer following the signings of Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes.
With two points from their first two games, Diego Simeone needs to unleash the shackles on Atletico Madrid, particularly vs. lesser opponents.
Young Mariano Diaz impressed Zinedine Zidane at Castilla and he's rode that wave to a spot in Real Madrid's first team for now.