Andre Gomes and Thomas Vermaelen both missed Monday night's Trofeu Gamper game against Chapecoense at Camp Nou, but are expected to be available for the Clasico at home to Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Manchester United are said to have failed in their bid to sign Los Blancos youngster Miguel Gutierrez.
Isco's current contract is due to expire in June 2018 and it was said that Real Madrid were also ready to negotiate his departure in order to avoid losing him for free next summer.
The France legend, who made history by winning back-to-back Champions League title in 2016 and 2017, has agreed to pen a new lucrative contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, according to Spanish media outlet AS.
However, his situation at Real Madrid underwent a dramatic U-turn in the second part of the season following Gareth Bale's injury. Ronaldo scored twice in the 4-1 win over Juventus in the European Cup final and netted in the final round of the Spanish league to secure the title by beating Malaga 2-0.
The Spain worldwide midfielder, whose previous deal was to expire in 2018, has penned a new, four-year commitment with the option of a fifth season, and is set to earn an annual salary of six million euros.
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Barca are still reeling from the loss of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record €222 million (Dh964.6m) with their attempts to land a replacement in Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund so far falling short.
Barcelona stars have been hard at work in training as they prepare for the first leg of their Spanish Super Cup tie at home against Real Madrid.
Despite failing to win any of their pre-season games, Madrid started the new campaign as they ended last season with another trophy as Zinedine Zidane's men proved too strong for Manchester United to win the UEFA Super Cup 2-1 on Tuesday.
It is also claimed he has signed an incredible £643m (€700m) release clause.