Zinedine Zidane tells Real Madrid stars to double their efforts ahead of league resumption

Zinedine Zidane tells Real Madrid stars to double their efforts ahead of league resumption

- Zinedine Zidane wants his players to give their best when La Liga resumes

- Los Blancos are two points behind Barcelona with 11 matches to go

- Meanwhile, the future of both Bale and Rodriguez remain unclear at the moment

- Zidane is also eyeing a move for Haaland and Mbappe when the transfer window opens

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told his players to double their efforts as they begin preparations for La Liga resumption.

Los Blancos who are trailing their arch-rivals Barcelona with just two points on the table returned to training last week since football action went on break in mid-March due to coronavirus outbreak.

Reports claim the Frenchman was unable to address all his players at once in the dressing room due to the social distancing laws, he insisted that they are key to their title contention according to SunSport quoting AS.

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Meanwhile, the duo of Gareth Bale and James Rodrigues were present despite the uncertainty that crowds their future at the Bernabeu.

Both stars have been linked with a move away from the Spanish club in the last few months, but the manager might have to incorporate them back if they must stand a chance to win the title.

The publication claims Zidane likes “having a Plan B of guarantees” and he believes the return of Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio he will have just that for the run-in.

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With 11 matches to wrap the season up in Spain, Real trail Manchester City by 2-1 in the Champions League following the first-leg of their last-16 clash at the Bernabeu.

Meanwhile, they are trying to sign quality players to boost their squad when the transfer window opens. They have named Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe as the two stars they want.

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However, they must sell at least five of the club's top earners in a bid to achieve their goal.

Bale currently earns £650,000-a-week at Real and that's the major reason no club has been able to prise him away from the club.

The Welshman was this close to leaving for Jiangsu Suning in a deal valued around £1m-a-week in 2019 but the club's president pulled the plug on the deal.

Rodriguez has just one year to run on his contract so Real are keen to avoid losing him on a free and will let him go for £35 million.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid are planning to make a move for Kingsley Coman once they offload Gareth Bale out of the club this summer.

Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has long declared the Welshman surplus to requirement at the Santiago Bernabeu.

They were inches close to selling the former Tottenham star to China in a deal around £1 million-a-week, but the club's president Florentino Perez pulled the plug on the move.

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