Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafa Benitez will leave Real Madrid this summer, according to Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
Benitez, who only took over at the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer, came under huge pressure following the loss to Barca, only for Real president Florentino Perez to offer him his backing in a press conference on Monday. However, despite having a contract in the Spanish capital until the summer of 2018, Balague does not expect Benitez to still be in charge of Real next season, with Perez having already begun the search for his successor.
Carlo Ancelotti would return to Real Madrid in summer - ESPN FC
Carlo Ancelotti says he would like to coach Real Madrid again but does not plan to return to management until next summer. Ancelotti, 56, was dismissed as Real boss at the end of last season but there have been calls for him to return after Rafa Benitez's side were beaten 4-0 at home by Barcelona on Saturday.
Perez denies Madrid plans to sell Ronaldo - Goal.com
Speaking at press conference at which the Real Madrid president gave his full backing to under-fire coach Rafa Benitez, Florentino Perez has denied the club is looking to sell Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer transfer window. The Portuguese star has been continually linked with a move to PSG and a return to the Premier League at the end of the season, but the Blancos supremo moved to quash the rumors.
Sergio Ramos and Marcelo out for Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Ramos played in Saturday's 4-0 Clasico defeat at home to Barcelona but had to take a pain-killing injection due to the shoulder injury that has troubled him over the last two months. Marcelo, meanwhile, had also been a doubt for that game due to a hamstring issue and limped off midway through the second half after appearing to have suffered a recurrence of the problem.
Jamie Carragher: Is Rafa Benitez under pressure over Real Madrid team selection? | Sky Sports
The former Liverpool manager had gone unbeaten in his first 14 games in charge of the Spanish club, but Saturday's 4-0 thrashing at home to Barcelona was their second loss on the bounce and the home fans vented their fury by waving white handkerchiefs - a Spanish symbol of disrespect - in the closing stages.
Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez gets backing from coaches - ESPN FC
Rafa Benitez's peers have rallied around the under-fire Real Madrid coach, with Luis Enrique, Michel, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger all offering words of support. Benitez, who replaced Carlo Ancelotti in the summer, has come under pressure at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu following Saturday's 4-0 La Liga defeat at home to Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo warned by Dani Alves about attention - ESPN FC
Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has suggested Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo hogs the limelight too much for his own good. Despite being Madrid's prized asset, Ronaldo, 30, was jeered by supporters during their 4-0 Clasico loss to Barcelona on Saturday.
Real Betis chase Cyprus-based Nigerian striker - Sudan
The profile of Cyprus-based Nigerian striker Matthew Boniface is on the rise as Spanish La Liga side Real Betis have shown interest in signing him when the transfer window re-opens. Boniface has been on good form for Aris Limassol since he joined them during the summer transfer window and his adviser, Tope Alabi Dodo, has disclosed the striker has already been watched by Betis scout while in action for Aris.