Roberto Carlos offers Real his services for free

Roberto Carlos, who played 371 league games for Real between 1996 and 2007 and scored 47 goals, told Spain's As newspaper he had decided to leave his Turkish club Fenerbahce in December.

"I would be prepared to play six months in Madrid without pay," the 36-year-old said.

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Gregg Davies

Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.