Zidane reserves Bale, Casemiro, Isco and Nacho for PSG

Zidane reserves Bale, Casemiro, Isco and Nacho for PSG

"I trust and want all of them to stay", he said.

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The 45-year old then mentioned Isco and praised the agile midfielder who Zidane believes has proven his worth in the past.

The Spain worldwide could be set to move on this summer as he continues to struggle to nail down a consistent role in Real manager Zinedine Zidane's starting XI.

But this was a largely uninspired PSG performance aside from Neymar.

The past 10 Ballons d'Or have been won by Barcelona star Messi and Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, with Kaka in 2007 the last player outside that duo to claim the coveted individual honour.

La Real were determined to get on the board and kept threatening through Juanmi, but Real comfortably defended their lead. Jon Bautista slotted past Keylor Navas at the near post after receiving the ball from Mikel Oyarzabal.

Alongside him in the defensive unit, should be Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, with Theo Hernandez possibly deputising for Marcelo.

Ronaldo's treble of goals on Saturday fueled a 5-2 victory at home over a disconcerted Real Sociedad, which barely offered resistance in a first half dominated by Madrid. Whether the Reds will let another of their key men depart remains to be seen, though they will face a tough battle to keep hold of Salah.

They do however still possess an abundance of attacking talent that should prove a worthwhile warm-up ahead of Wednesday's fare.

But the visit of in-form Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and company also brings the possibility of another low in what has been an terrible 2017-18 so far, with coach Zinedine Zidane having more or less admitted that his own future could be decided over the 180 minutes in Madrid and Paris. Asier Illarramendi, feted as Xabi Alonso's successor for Spain once upon a time, is finally coming into his own at 27 years of age.

Klopp opted against dipping in to the market for an attacker last month but he'll nearly certainly sign at least one new attacking midfielder this summer and is seems Isco is on his radar.



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