'I Want To Remain At Real For Many Years'

Rayo Vallecano were left celebrating their first Liga victory over Real Madrid in more than two decades as they inflicted more pain on Zinedine Zidane's misfiring charges.

The French manager also wanted to make it known that, contrary to some media reports, he does not have full power over transfers this summer. "Simulations? I hurt myself trying to stand up, and then they tell me I always fall", he concluded.

Signing Pogba and Hazard in one window would certainly be a sign of intent from Real and start to resemble the summer of 2009 when they signed Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema.

The Belgian attacker has always been linked with a move to Real, and Zinedine Zidane has finally broken his silence over the rumours.

He said: "The idea is to have more strength in attack next year, we will see what happens though".

On-loan with Rayo Vallecano, De Tomas is blocked from facing his parent club on Sunday.

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Zidane again refused to confirm whether Gareth Bale would be a Madrid player next season, with rumours the Wales global will leave refusing to go away - while he dismissed suggestions the ex-Tottenham man could not play alongside Hazard.

"I won't say how we will play, or the system". I don't even call the shots in my own house. You have to do things together and that's how we'll go about things ahead of next season. "But at that time I wanted to try something new and that's why I made a decision to leave", the 27-year-old added.

"Bale is happy, he has had playing minutes with me lately", he said.

"I think so. It is the same for many players because they know that this club is important", Zidane said. "But all players want to play football".

"Every good player is able to player with other good players".

  • Lawrence Cooper