PS: Please forget all about this article when Cristiano Ronaldo does inevitably sign for Manchester United for €450m in the summer of 2018, earning £1m/week post tax and recuperates his number seven shirt from Sanchez.
Villarreal could overtake Real Madrid and move into fourth place if they win their match on Saturday reinforcing the fact that Zinedine Zidane's side are now battling to assure their place in next seasons Champions League rather than fight it out for the title.
The Portuguese superstar's current contract doesn't run out in 2021 and he wants to open talks on a new deal.
The 27-year-old Spanish goalkeeper's contract at Old Trafford is set to expire next summer
That left them a mammoth 19 points behind eternal rivals Barcelona.
Real Madrid have won 13 of their last 14 games against Deportivo and odds of (1.02) for a double chance swing in their favour. However, Neymar and Lionel Messi have since both overtaken his salary after their latest deals were confirmed.
"It's not just the fact he isn't scoring much. but his influence in games is diminishing".
"There is no problem between club [hierarchy] and me", Zidane said, as quoted by ESPN writer Dermot Corrigan.
Neymarhas been linked with a move to Real Madrid and while Zidane spoke of his admiration for the Brazil global, he played down suggestions the former Barcelona forward could be on his way to the club. But it looks like fans want him out.