Real Madrid coach Juande Ramos is determined to see Fabio Cannavaro sign a new contract. He said: "If they ask me, I'll say at once that we must renew the contract of Fabio Cannavaro.

"He is fit, healthy and gives the team security, robustness and has enormous experience. The fact that at his age he's playing at this level says everything about him.

"He is a great professional in all aspects, positive and in the locker room."