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Zinedine Zidane wants to keep his squad intact

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is fairly relaxed about the club's transfer business this summer.


The European champions have signed two players in Theo Hernandez and Dani Ceballos this summer, and Zizou hints that they may be the only recruits during the current transfer window.

The European champions have managed to gather their entire squad for pre-season training apart from Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been offered an extended rest due to his Confederations Cup exploits with Portugal. Speaking at a media conference, Zidane revealed his delight with his current squad with whom he would like to clinch further glory next term.

He said: "I'm relaxed and I'm delighted with the squad. We have the best, we won and we want to do the same again. The squad is very good and I don't want changes. It's only Cristiano [Ronaldo] who isn't with us [on pre-season] but we know that it's going to be a difficult year. Everyone will want to win and that's more beautiful for us. It doesn't bother me that Cristiano isn't here for tomorrow. He has to make the most of his holiday. The rest are ready."

Both Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have been linked with potential moves away from the Bernabeu this summer, but neither appear close to leaving the club after having sorted out their respective issues. Earlier in June, Ronaldo had been accused of tax fraud worth £13m by Spanish authorities, and this led to suggestions that he could push for a move elsewhere in the summer.

However, Los Blancos have managed to convince him to stay put in the Spanish capital with the promise to clear him from any wrongdoing. Meanwhile, there were talks of Bale considering a potential return to the Premier League with Manchester United, but this has been dismissed by the player himself, who is happy to feature for the European champions with whom he had an injury-affected season last term.