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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Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep received her 21 sup st Oscars nomination for her role as Katharine Graham in " The Post ". The nine-time Grammy victor co-wrote Mighty River for the film, which is also recognised for its adapted screenplay .
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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Roger Federer and Marin Cilic will be playing each other in their second Grand Slam final. "I have to think about the ceremony". But the 21-year-old Chung is already looking at the big picture and just how impressive his achievement in Melbourne has been.
"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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Halep again held comfortably to level at 5-5, as both women held firm to force the breaker for the opening set advantage. Simona Halep's opponent in the final is second seed Caroline Wozniacki , who has plenty of endorsement deals.
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