The Portuguese manager has spoken with his future support staff and those around him say that it is now a question of 'when' he returns to Los Blancos.
José Mourinho wanted to make an example out of the Frenchman, while at Chelsea the Italian management has worked to frustrate their star player.
A superior intelligence or better able to keep his emotions under wraps. His heart beats a little slower, and calmly he is able to envision what is going to happen on the field.
At Tottenham there are two contrasting forces which, in these times of conflict and extremes, have managed to find common ground.
Christian Eriksen hasn't stopped running since his parents, both football coaches, let him take part in a game with a group of four-year-olds. The Tottenham midfielder was only two.
Madrid have never played dazzling football, even during their glory years. But the few shots they do have normally end up in goals.
Guillem Balagué reflects on the historic win over Spain and says it's great to see a strong England after their 2-3 victory in the UEFA Nations League.
Gareth Bale is injured. This is the version of events being reported in the United Kingdom paying attention to the news coming from the player's camp.