Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane rubbishes claims Isco is set to leave the club

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Zinedine Zidane provides Isco update amid Chelsea speculation
Isco played for Valencia and Malaga before joining Real Madrid. (Getty)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has dismissed rumours linking Isco with a move away from the Bernabeu.

Isco has been linked with a move to the Premier League after struggling to impress for the La Liga side during this campaign.

The Spanish midfielder signed a five-year contract extension with the club in September but has been heavily linked with a move away, with Madrid enduring a dismal season in which they currently sit 19 points off Barcelona.

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Zinedine Zidane provides Isco update amid Chelsea speculation
Zidane has been Madrid’s manager since 2016. (Getty)

‘I was asked before [during the January transfer window] why weren’t we going to sign anyone,’ said Zidane. ‘I said I’ve always believed in my team and I will do until the very end.

‘When I start something I get involved, I believe where I’m going, what I should be doing and I back the people I’m working with.

‘Isco’s one of them. He a very good footballer. He’s proven that in the past and will do that again

‘I want Isco [in my team] and I want him to spend his whole life here.

‘It’s a lie that I want Isco to be sold in the summer. Hopefully we won’t hear any more of this.’

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The 25-year-old has played 145 times for Madrid since signing frm Malaga in 2013 and has bagged 30 goals since.

Madrid take on Real Sociedad on February 10 before hosting French giants PSG in the Champions League on February 14.

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