Cristiano Ronaldo is becoming increasingly isolated inside the Real Madrid locker room.
Sport says Ronaldo's brash personality has not gone down well with senior teammates.
Ronaldo only mixes with fellow Portuguese Pepe and Ricardo Carvalho, along with Brazilian Marcelo. But he does not see eye-to-eye with Real's Spanish heayweights, Iker Casillas, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Arbeloa.
It's claimed the senior leadership group believe Ronaldo is not a team player and only out to rescue his own image, which took a battering at Barcelona last week.
Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, meanwhile, could pour further fuel on the fire with claims he wants to replace Casillas with Ronaldo as club captain.