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Go Oiwa: Real Madrid are Real Madrid

Go Oiwa: Real Madrid are Real Madrid

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly keen to sign a £105 million (R1.9 billion)-rated Real Madrid star who seems out of favour under new coach Santiago Solari.

But Solari has no worries about the rumours, brushing them off as something Madrid coaches have to put up with.

Despite his hard moment at Real Madrid, Los Blancos will demand a fee no less than €100 million (£89.9 million) for the playmaker, who famously snubbed City in 2013 for a move to Madrid. "It happens every day, is just part of our reality". Solari said at a Club World Cup press conference in Abu Dhabi. However, recent results and performances, which included a 3-0 home Champions League defeat to CSKA Moscow, have raised doubts over his long-term future.

"I feel the same as when I arrived here to work as a youth coach, and further back as a player", he said.

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2:50 Mauricio Pochettino Jurgen Klopp Unai Emery Steven Gerrard and Gianfranco Zola react to Jose Mourinho's sacking

In a battle over power and dressing room authority, Mourinho left the Madrid legend on the bench during his turbulent time at the Santiago Bernabeu.

His other Club World Cup appearances came in 2014 in Morocco.

The Portuguese coach has been linked with a potential return to Madrid - whom he coached for three years until 2013 - at the end of the season, despite Solari only taking over permanently last month.

"I would say yes", the Brazilian global said. "I would suggest that Zinedine Zidane will become the next manager at Manchester United". "Zizou has shown he can do a great job in a short time, and I believe that he would do well at any team in the world". "It is a thankless and hard task to choose who plays and who is left out".

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