Welcome to Bernabeu Bites, every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday we bring you news as it relates to Real Madrid, La Liga and European Football. All in bite size form, so please - enjoy.
Leave it to the Chinese press to ask the hard core questions, in a recent presser on their tour of China - a reporter asked striker Cristiano Ronaldo if he likes fatherhood and does he actually change his childs diapers.
I mean what will they think of next?
But really, one of the other things that came out of that presser was his thoughts on troubled Manchester City forward Emmanuel Adebayor and his possible return to Real Madrid where he spent some time on loan last term.
"I don't think that we need to sign another forward. We are happy with the line-up as it is already."
It's not like they don't have don't have depth at the striker position, while Mou has said he'd like to bring in another striker - I don't think that Adebayor is the answer.
One of the hazards of being one of the top sides in the world is everyone is going to take a shot at you, no matter if they're a lesser (read: smaller) club or the like. We've had to endure the ramblings of Santos' president when it comes to the Neymar saga. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that FC Porto's president is doing the same - this time taking a shot at CR7.
"It may sound like a heresy, but I would not trade Hulk for Cristiano Ronaldo. It is my opinion, perhaps the coach will say different," he told Porto Canal.
"If we consider Ronaldo's price, we can consider that it is possible that someone pays €100m for Hulk."
"If any club were to pay for him, they would have done it already," he explained. "But there are not many clubs who spend that kind of money on one player: there is Real Madrid when they want it, Barcelona after they discuss it a lot, Chelsea, now Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
"When I read about Atletico Madrid's interest, I can only laugh."
Da Costa also scoffed when asked about Benfica's €8.6m sale of goalkeeper Roberto to Real Zaragoza, saying: "Those are bulls**t millions, ours are real millions."
That last bit is just pure gold, gold I say!
It's now August and we're only 12 days away from what Angel Di Maria calls the first title of the season, of course he's talking about the Supercopa which kicks off at the Bernabeu on August 14th, with the away leg at Camp Nou four days later. He also had high praise for the clubs recent additions.
"The new signings have adapted very smoothly to their new surroundings and I'm really looking forward to joining them on the pitch. I have seen a very good Real Madrid during pre-season so far," Di Maria said on the club's official website.
"I am very happy to be here with the rest of the team. I've been looking forward to the start of the new season and it will be good to be back on the pitch."
Sergio Ramos believes that Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan are the teams to beat in this years chase for the Champions League Trophy (which if won by los blancos, he will not be allowed to carry).
"It's early to predict who will win the Champions League, but naturally I think Barcelona and, also, Inter will be very competitive," Ramos is quoted as saying by La Repubblica.
Speaking of Jose Mourinho's new-look side, Ramos added: "We are a fairly new team and we have to get to know each other better."
They have two more friendlies this week to make sure they know each other well. Though I do believe it might take a few fixtures to work out the kinks. I think there is a big difference (obviously) in playing friendlies than league play.