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Zinedine Zidane Remains Coy On Potential Neymar Bid

Zinedine Zidane Remains Coy On Potential Neymar Bid

As we gear up for another summer of transfer uncertainty Real Madrid boss Zinedine has refused to rule out that his club are interested in signing PSG's Neymar.

A report from Spanish outlet  Mundo Deportivo has claimed that Neymar has already told his team mates at PSG that he wishes to leave the French capital, having only signed for the Qatari owned club last August for a world record €222 million fee.

When asked about the possible interest Zidane avoided answering the question, instead moving the focus onto Madrid's Champions League final at the end of May.

At the moment, all I can tell you is I'm worried about what's coming up. After the final we'll talk with the club about next year and what changes will be made. But I can't talk about anything like that [Neymar] at the moment.

Zidane went on to say that if Neymar were to come to the Bernabeu that it would not mean bad news for Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting that the pair would be able to play together:

Good player are always compatible. I remember one year they said I wasn't compatible to play with Djorkaeff. We won the World Cup together. So good players can always play together. On the pitch there is a chemistry.

The Real Madrid manager was pressed further on the club's links with the 26-year-old, but Zidane again side stepped the questions, stating that any move for the forward will come after the final:

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I don't know if we are negotiating for Neymar. What's worrying us is what is going on at the moment. I haven't asked Neymar personally because I don't get involved in these things. We have to finish this season, the rest will come after.

Andres Iniesta has also weighed in on the rumours of the Brazilian returning to Spain, telling the Daily Express that it would be odd to Neymar will return to the Catalan club:

I don't think there'd be any problems within the dressing room but for me, it would be a bit weird to see him back at Barca.

Neymar has missed the second half of the season with PSG after injuring his metatarsal, but the Brazilian should be fit for his national side's World Cup campaign in Russia this summer.

 

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