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Zidane rejects claims about Arsenal target’s future


Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has denied reports that midfielder Isco is unsettled at the Bernabeu.

A report in Spanish newspaper Marca had said that contract talks between the club and the player had been delayed until the end of the season with president Florentino Perez uncertain whether the 24 year old will figure in Zidane’s plans for next season.

Speaking at a press conference after Real’s league match against Celta Vigo was postponed, Zidane was asked about Isco’s future at the club. He was quoted by Yahoo Sports as saying:

“I’m satisfied with Isco, he’s doing well. He’s a decisive player. He trains well, I’m happy with what he’s doing and he’s committed to the project. I’m not interested in the rest.”

Isco has featured pretty prominently under Zidane this season with the Spanish international even being favoured ahead of James Rodriguez. He has played 24 matches, scoring four goals and providing four assists.

His 14 starts do suggest he is indeed part of the manager’s plans but with just 18 months left on his current deal, and no new talks planned over a new contract, speculation about a move away from the La Liga club has been rife with Arsenal touted as one possible destination.

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