Real Madrid News: Zinedine Zidane gives striker transfer clue in press conference

The Real Madrid boss was discussing his frontman options ahead of today’s friendly with Manchester United.

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Zidane made it clear that Real are short up front after Alvaro Morata left for Chelsea – possibly giving a nudge to the board that he wants a replacement before the window slams shut.

“At the moment, we are missing a striker,” he said at his pre-match press conference.

“Morata gave us a lot last year.”

Real banked £70million from the Spaniard’s sale and are keen on replacing him with Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe.

One man who will be at the club next season is Cristiano Ronaldo, though.

He has kept silent since the news broke in Portuguese newspaper A Bola that he wanted to leave Real but Zidane is sure he’s going nowhere.

“As you say there has been a lot of talk about Cristiano,” he said.

“When I talk to him he is calm and enjoying his holiday.

“I look and listen as everyone does, but what matters to me is what he wants to do with Madrid and I think it’s going to stay.

“I have not denied the information of A Bola.”