Real Madrid will announce a double contract renewal next week with Ramos extending his contract until 2017 and Pepe until 2015. Pepe’s salary to now be 3.8 million Euros (from 1.8 million Euros) and Ramos’ to be 4.5 million Euros (from 3.5 million Euros). Mourinho has endorsed both the extensions and had also labelled them as priority. (AS)
Sporting Gijon manager Manuel Preciado revealed in a radio show that Mourinho called him after his father passed away to offer condolences and support. He also said that “Mou, the man who gives the press conferences, isn’t real”. (AS)
Real Madrid have entered into dialogue with Bayern Munich to sign Hamit Altintop. The deal could even be done in a few hours from now. (AS)
“It’s a great achievement by Cristiano to nearly score 40 goals but its abnormal to not win the league” – Gonzalo Higuain (Marca)
Iker Casillas and David Villa were involved in a meeting to cool down reports of rifts between Real Madrid and Barcelona players after the Clasico. Both of them said they’re members of the Spanish team and for 18 days, they were competitors and not partners. (Marca)
“Whatever the report says, the goal (against Real Sociedad) is Cristiano’s” – Pepe (Marca)
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