Neymar, Hazard and Lewandowski: Real Madrid look for a new attacking trio

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Real Madrid chiefs are reportedly unwilling to meet Cristiano Ronaldo's latest wage demands due to his alarming dip in form this season.

The Spaniard has played just 15 times for this season, managing to find the back of the net twice.

Real Madrid will host Deportivo La Coruna at the iconic Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish Primera Division on Sunday afternoon.

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Ronaldo is unsettled in Spain as he wants a pay increase that will see him earn close to the £500k-a-week Lionel Messi now takes home in Barcelona, though it is understood that Real are stalling on paying such wages for him given his age and current form.

CRISTIANO RONALDO has dropped out of football's top five earners despite winning the last two Balon d'Ors, according to reports in Spain.

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Ronaldo's current contract runs out in 2021, and the forward turns 33 this February, so it is understandable that Madrid are wary of awarding the player an improved deal. They are 19 points behind leaders Barcelona and fourth in the standings.

But despite Ronaldo playing a huge part in those accomplishments, his salary has been eclipsed by fellow stars Neymar and Lionel Messi. "I'm the best player in history, in the good moments and the bad ones", he said in a recent interview.

However, in the Champions League, he has been a completely different animal, scoring nine times in the six group stage games.

The Red Devils allegedly came to the conclusion the whole thing would cost them around €400m, with €200m going straight to Real Madrid, but that the marketing and media impact would actually give them "many benefits".

"I just want to talk about his performance and what he can bring to the team on the pitch". The club, the fans, everyone loves him.

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