Real Madrid v Chelsea: International Champions Cup – live!

  • Real Madrid face Chelsea at Michigan Stadium
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Hello and welcome to today’s friendly between Real Madrid and Chelsea at Michigan Stadium. The 107,601-seat home of the Michigan Wolverines – the second largest venue on the planet after North Korea’s Rungrado 1st of May Stadium – is a fitting stage for two of the world’s biggest clubs as they continue their pre-season preparations.

Chelsea have already played three pre-season friendlies in addition to their International Champions Cup opener: a 1-0 win over Liverpool on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Real Madrid opened their pre-season earlier this week with a 3-1 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.

Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s the latest on Real Madrid’s coy courtship of Paul Pogba.

Zinedine Zidane has hinted Real Madrid could move for Paul Pogba despite Manchester United’s willingness to pay a world record fee for the midfielder.

United have been pursuing Pogba all summer and would contemplate a £100m fee or more for the 23-year-old. Yet Real are Pogba’s preferred choice and if his personal terms and the price demanded by Juventus are met by them United face losing out.

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