Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo is unimaginable, says Zinedine Zidane

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Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nacho all hit doubles as Real Madrid came from behind to complete a 7-1 rout of struggling Deportivo La Coruna at the Bernabeu. "He knows that until now, he played 60-70 games a season and the accumulation of all those years meant he needs to rest a little".

Manchester United are linked with the player despite the team targeting Alexis Sanchez in the ongoing transfer window. To be completely honest, it was not a prophecy or clairvoyance, just a simple common sense.

Mohamed Salah's agent has been reportedly spotted in Madrid amid speculation he could be set for a transfer move to Real Madrid.

Mourinho is the key man who needs to be convinced, though, and it seems he is open to reuniting with Ronaldo. Or did it ever go away?

Real Madrid still trail 16 points behind Barcelona, a gap which could become 19 points again if Barcelona beat Real Betis tonight.

Don Balon believe that, despite the fact he has never made a La Liga appearance, Oscar Rodriguez is wanted by both Chelsea and Barcelona, with the former willing to pay as much as £7M to secure his services.

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Javi Gracia was reported by British media to have agreed a two-year deal to take over, which would be announced on Monday. The new boss will be in charge when the team face Southampton in an FA Cup fourth-round tie on Saturday.

But this win will do wonders for the Real Madrid dressing room. This January - most definitely not.

Ronaldo's form, along with his tax case and the club's unwillingness to renew his contract has unsettled the Portuguese.

And he got that deal.

Real tried to sign Neymar when he was at Santos but were pipped to his signature by Barca and last month the club's president Florentino Perez made a thinly veiled appeal to the Brazilian to join the 12-times European champions. However, Ronaldo is rumored to be upset with his contract and is considering leaving Madrid. However, that still does not explain everything. All over the world now there are only two players.

Luka Modric scored his first La Liga goal of the season after a rapid counter attack at the Bernabeu.

PSG are also keen and would be able to offer Ronaldo the massive salary he wants, while Real are thought to be plotting an ambitious move to bring Neymar to Madrid.

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