With the January transfer window in full flow, Real Madrid may take this time to address a number of areas in the squad and get their season back on track.
Gareth Bale has consistently been linked with the club and that deal can certainly be categorised as the more likely of many rumours. But Real Madrid have also been linked to a number of players around Europe that simply do not make any sense.
It's always been hard to envisage Real looking to part with any significant amount of cash during January. But with a few hopeful rumours thrown around prior to the window opening this month, January could be yet another quiet month for Los Blancos.