Paris St Germain tomorrow turn their thoughts back to trying to extend their unbeaten start to the French League season.
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Linked during the week with not only Cristiano Ronaldo, but also his Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho, PSG go into their game against St Etienne with a three-point lead over Toulouse and Marseille, the side they knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday.
With the Champions League visit of Dinamo Zagreb to come next Tuesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti is expected to bring back Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marco Verratti, Alex and goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu after giving them a rest in midweek.
Ezequiel Lavezzi and Nene have resumed training after thigh and cheekbone injuries, but Thiago Motta and Diego Lugano are still sidelined.
Meanwhile, St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier is sweating on the fitness of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the club's top scorer struggling with a knock.
Should the Gabon international not make the trip, Ivorian midfielder Max Gradel is likely to take his place after starring in the 3-0 League Cup win over Sochaux - a victory which has led to another clash with PSG in the quarter-finals at the end of the month.
Christophe Galtier's side are fifth in the table, but have not tasted success at the Parc des Princes for more than five years.
On Ronaldo, PSG chairman Nasser el-Khelaifi has dampened down the speculation started in Italy that an £80million bid could be made.
"Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player. I have not contacted his club and no-one has contacted me about him," he said.