Real Madrid vice-captain Marcelo says he sees no reason why Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar can not play together for the club, while acknowledging that president Florentino Perez has the final say on everything that happens at the Bernabeu.
Bale continues to be a priority, despite the chances of Ronaldo calling time on his long stay in Spain seemingly as high as ever due to CEO Woodward's refusal to get drawn into another pointless saga with the five-time Ballon D'Or victor.
According to another report, Ronaldo became more unhappy after his agent Jorge Mendes met with the club on Wednesday. "In the coming days you will have my answer to the fans, the ones who have really been on my side", he said.More news: Brazil stars - including Man Utd new boy Fred - get haircuts in London
Ronaldo has scored an incredible 450 goals in just 438 games for Los Blancos and helped them win a fourth Champions League in the last five years with victory over Liverpool last month.
"For me Cristiano is the best at the moment and Neymar, for sure, will be as good as Cristiano".
"Cristiano doesn't own Real Madrid so if the president wants to sign somebody he will do it". The newspaper also alleged that the Real Madrid dressing room had turned on him after the antics in Kiev, which soured what should have been a fantastic evening. The vocal Brazilian contingent included captain Thiago Silva, right-back Dani Alves and Marquinhos. We started talking about football and I saw a smile on his face and that is what I want to see. "I don't know if it is for trophies, the season, the quality of the player".
Debate regarding which of the two eternal rivals can be considered the best has raged for over a decade now, with high-profile figures from the sporting world and beyond having had their say.