Zidane ends exit talk and wants Real Madrid contract rebels to stay

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has killed talk of Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez leaving the club.

The Los Blancos boss wants all three to sign up to new deals with the LaLiga side and sooner rather than later.

Modric, Ramos and Vazquez are all free agents in June and the trio can speak to interested parties from abroad.

Ramos is a target for PSG, while Spurs have also been linked with the veteran defender.

The 34-year-old Ramos is said to want a two-year deal, with Real only prepared to offer him a year.

Modric, 35, has also been linked with a return to Spurs, while Vazquez was reported to be a target for Man Utd by Defensa Central last month.

Zidane though wants all three to stay.



“Yes, we all want [contracts to be signed],” Zidane said , who said ahead of facing Celta Vigo: “We want the situation to be sorted as quickly as possible. It’s in everyone’s interests, it would be good for everyone, so hopefully it can be sorted out quickly.”

Another player who is out of contract in the summer is Bayern Munich’s David Alaba.

Alaba speculation

Real have been mooted as the perfect destination for the Austria international, who has been linked with Chelsea, Man Utd and Man City. Talks over a new deal in Bavaria have not gone smoothly and Alaba looks like he could move on.

Zidane though was not in any mood to discuss the 28-year-old.

“We’ve got all our players here. I’m just thinking about the game tomorrow with the players that I have here,” added Zidane

“Then maybe you’re going to ask me about the players that are playing a lot or not playing a lot. We have 22 players, 25 with the goalkeepers, a very big squad.

“We have enough to think about with the games that we have not to be thinking about players that aren’t even ours. Please, we’re thinking just about the game tomorrow.”