Zinedine Zidane is fed up of the constant rumours linking Neymar to Real Madrid and can’t wait to see the back of the transfer window.
For most of the summer, Zidane has faced near-constant questions surrounding Real’s transfer activities. At the top of the list has been Neymar’s future, with the Brazilian hell-bent on leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
It’s set-up a bidding war between Real and La Liga rivals Barcelona for Neymar’s signature. However, PSG are no pushovers and have reportedly rejected cash and player offers from both clubs.
But Zidane has made it clear that his sole interest lies in Los Blancos’ second game of the new La Liga season at home to Real Valladolid on Saturday.
“I’m working with the players I have at my disposal and we have a game on Saturday,” said Zidane, according to Stadium Astro.
“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.”
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas’ future, meanwhile, at the Santiago Bernabeu is once again in doubt. Reports broke out on Thursday claiming that Real had offered the Costa Rica international, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, along with €100m, to PSG for Neymar.
But Zidane, who has always stood by Navas, made it clear he wants the 32-year-old to remain at the Spanish capital.
“Keylor is here with us and wants to be here with us,” said the Real boss.
“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.”
The Real Madrid and Real Valladolid league match on Saturday will start at 19:00 (CET).