Ryan Giggs has calmed Real Madrid’s worries about Gareth Bale, despite ruling the Wales forward out of the friendly with Spain on Thursday.
Watch Giggs’ response when quizzed about the superstar’s availability:
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard appeared to dismiss the possibility of a January move to Real Madrid on Thursday.
The 27-year-old, who has spoken of his daily quandary over his future, was speaking at a media conference on national team duty with Belgium, broadcast on Sky Sports News.
It was put to Hazard that to win the Ballon d’Or – as the world’s best player – he would have to play in Spain.
“That’s why I want to go, maybe,” said Hazard, who was smiling.
Asked if that move might happen in January, Hazard said: “No.”
The Sport360 Team is in place bringing you all the latest Real Madrid news on Wednesday.
It might be the international break but there is still plenty going on!
8:00pm – Pellegrini shocked by Ronaldo’s Madrid exit
Real Madrid sit just two points behind current La Liga leaders Sevilla but the Los Blancos have come under increasing fire after failing to score a single goal in their last four games.
Real have struggled to replicate Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals this season and former manager Manuel Pellegrini has expressed his surprise that the club sanctioned his departure to Juventus.
Read what the West Ham boss had to say about Ronaldo’s exit here.
3.30pm – Bale ruled out for Wales
Winger won’t play in fixture against Spain on Thursday.
2pm – Defender reveals Ronaldo admiration
A versatile Real Madrid defender has admitted that he would love CR7 back in the Spanish capital.
1.20pm – News of another injury boost
Vice-captain Marcelo is recovering from his spell on the sidelines.
12.30pm – Morata drop hints over Hazard future
Former Los Blancos striker has his say on speculation Eden Hazard could move to the Bernabeu.
11am – Isco gears up for Los Blancos return
Spanish schemer is stepping up recovery from injury at Valdebebas.
9.30am – Bale fitness boost
The Real Madrid attacker is set to be fit for his country Wales, despite limping off during Los Blancos’ defeat last time out against Alaves.