Cristiano Ronaldo was back at Real Madrid's training center this week.
The 37-year-old left Real in 2018 after nine-trophy laden seasons with the club.
Ronaldo is currently a free agent after his contract with Manchester United was terminated by mutual consent in November.
Despite being a free agent, Ronaldo is not permitted to sign for another club until the January transfer window opens.
It has been widely reported that Ronaldo would prefer to join a club competing in the UEFA Champions League.
But a move back to 14-time European champions Real is not on the cards.
Ronaldo is simply using Real's facilities to stay fit as he prepares for a new chapter in his illustrious career.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner recently left Qatar following Portugal's elimination from the World Cup at the quarter-final stage.
But Ronaldo could be returning to the Middle East in the new year as he is said to be a transfer target for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.
A general photo of Real Madrid's Valdebebas training base taken in 2019