Real Madrid news LIVE updates: All of the latest from the Bernabeu
Monday January 15
22:10: Barcelona star Jordi Alba claims their fans would turn on them massively if they trailed Real Madrid by 19 points in La Liga.
And that is exactly the situation Madrid find themselves in after Los Blancos suffered defeat to Villarreal to fall further behind leaders Barca.
“If Madrid led us by 19 points, in Barcelona they would kill us,” Alba said.
“Nineteen is a huge difference, but we must not forget that Real Madrid will fight until the end.”
Ronaldo ‘fed up’
20:05: Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘seriously fed up at Real Madrid’, according to former Sky Sports pundit Richard Keys.
However, he is unsure if a return to Manchester United could be on the cards.
“Ronaldo is a very unhappy boy, but as to whether Mourinho will want to renew acquaintances with him – I’m not sure.
“Although they’re both managed by Jorge Mendes, neither enjoyed working with the other in Madrid. There’s a long way to go yet in this story.”
Conte to replace Zidane?
18:00: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is fancied to succeed Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, according to the bookies!
Zidane is under pressure following two defeats and a draw in his last three La Liga games and according to bookmaker Betway, Conte is in a two-horse race to replace him.
Germany manager Joachim Low has been on Madrid’s radar for a little while and heads the market at 11/4, while Conte is Betway’s quietly-fancied 5/1 second favourite.
Betway’s Alan Alger said: “Real Madrid have something of a revolving door for managers and the vultures appear to be circling for Zinedine Zidane.
“Joachim Low is the 11/4 favourite to replace the Frenchman, but there’s also been plenty of interest in Antonio Conte leaving London for Madrid and he’s a very solid second favourite at 5/1.”
17:00: If there’s one stat to compare the differences between Lionel Messi’s Barcelona and Real Madrid then this is it.
Messi has notched 17 goals so far this season in the league, one goal more than Real’s top four scorers combined.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Isco and Marco Asensio have 16 goals between them with Losb Blancos struggling in La Liga this term.
Asensio to Man Utd latest
16:00: Marco Asensio may leave Real Madrid for Manchester United if Eden Hazard rocks up at the Bernabeu.
Diario Gol claim Asensio is wary of Hazard’s arrival at Real.
Los Blancos are interested in signing the Chelsea star in the summer – although the Blues are determined to keep the Belgian.
And the report claims Asensio won’t hang around if Hazard comes in to usurp him.
He will look to join United as he rates his chances of securing game time at Old Trafford, even if the club sign Alexis Sanchez this month.
Huge Ronaldo snub
15:00: Manchester United are NOT interested in re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, according to reports.
The Portuguese made his name at Old Trafford before quitting the Premier League for La Liga back in 2009.
And he’s been tipped to head back there once he decide