Stefan Savic could be set for a spell on the sidelines after Atletico Madrid confirmed he injured his hamstring on international duty.
The opportunity to change "life, city, culture and country" was behind Lucas Hernandez's move to Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid are determined to strengthen their midfield and Christian Eriksen looms as a target in the next transfer window.
Hector Herrera's willingness to play out of position could help him become a valuable asset to Atletico Madrid, according to Saul Niguez.
Atletico Madrid have not scored in their past two LaLiga matches and Diego Simeone said they need more anger in order to score.
Atletico Madrid were held 0-0 by Real Valladolid and have drawn three of their last four LaLiga matches by the same scoreline.
Atletico Madrid's defensive resilience is a gift, according to Diego Simeone, who added not every team has the same desire as his side.
Joao Felix's start to life at Atletico Madrid has been unspectacular, but Diego Simeone is encouraged by his most recent outing.
Joao Felix scored his first Champions League goal as the teenager impressed in an attack-minded Atletico Madrid team on Tuesday.
Portuguese forward Joao Felix scored the opening goal as Atletico Madrid recorded a workmanlike victory away to Lokomotiv.