Real Madrid are again set to pursue Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea next summer and have touched based with his agent Jorge Mendes. The club chairman Nasser Al Khelaifi's has already publicly stated that it will be "impossible" for Real Madrid to sign him this summer.
Real remained in fourth place but closed to within two points of Valencia in third and have a game in hand.
Cristiano Ronaldo remains the biggest obstacle to the deal.
Ronaldo wants to quit Real after becoming frustrated at the Bernabeu and Castles says the door is open for him to return to Old Trafford.
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Woakes, who has chipped in with four wickets and 92 runs in the series, added: 'Trevor [Bayliss] and Morgy have mentioned it. Most of the rotation however was with bowlers, which is unusual given batting is where the line-up has struggled most.
Real and Ronaldo will get the opportunity to offer a positive response to that setback on Saturday when they take in a crunch clash with Valencia. Both were well-taken penalties after clumsy challenges by Martin Montoya, but the relief was tangible for Los Blancos.
Ronaldo, who is contracted to Real until 2021, added that he meant to continue playing until he is 41.
After winning an impressive five trophies with Madrid this year and the Ballon d'Or title, Ronaldo should be enjoying life in the Spanish capital.
"Our careers are nearly made in the same countries simultaneously, so I know him very, very well". Sunday it's Chelsea, then the Champions League after that. I feel good, I'm very satisfied with my career, but I'll keep working hard.
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Open champion won a double tie break in the opening set and continued to heap pressure on the youngster with his powerful serve. Mertens will take on Danish second seed Caroline Wozniacki or Spanish veteran Carla Suarez Navarro in Thursday's semifinals.
"Madrid is on fire, the results are not good and it's a club where I worked (for) three years, I care about the club".
It has been something of a tricky start to the new season for Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid side, with the Spanish team now fourth in La Liga and 19 points behind leaders Barcelona.
But perhaps most importantly of all, the players are still behind their beleaguered coach - and the healing process has officially started.
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Among them: Synchronized global economic growth and renewed investment spending by USA firms, who had spent years hunkering down. GDP, the value of everything produced domestically, rose at an annualized rate of 2.6% from October through December.
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