Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane is reportedly seeking an end to speculation linking the club with Neymar’s transfer , after several attempts to land the Brazilian failed.
LaLiga’s giants Barcelona and Madrid are thought to be fighting for Neymar’s transfer as Paris Saint-Germain listens to global Brazil’s bids.
The 27-year-old was a topic of interest at Zidane’s news conference on Friday, which occurred amid speculation in Spain that Keylor Navas could head in the opposite direction.
Head coach Zidane made clear his preference for Navas to remain in Madrid but was less forthcoming with his views on a potential deal for Neymar.
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“I’m working with the players I have at my disposal and we have a game on Saturday,” Zidane said ahead of the clash with Real Valladolid.
“Anything can happen until September 2, when the transfer window closes.
“Some might come, some might leave. I want September 2 to come as soon as possible so there will be no more questions.
“I am looking ahead to Saturday’s game, that’s what I’m concerned about right now.”
Costa Rica international Navas watched from the bench as Madrid beat Celta Vigo 3-1 in their season opener last weekend but, despite PSG’s apparent interest, the 32-year-old could well stay in the Spanish capital.
That is, at least, if head coach Zidane gets his way.
“Keylor is here with us and wants to be here with us,” the Frenchman said.
“He has always been a great professional. We will have many games and I will count on him. Keylor is our player and an important player for us.”