Isco "very close" to signing new contract with Real Madrid

Zidane left with dilemma after Super Cup success

He has also guided Madrid to the Fifa Club World Cup and two Uefa Super Cup wins, the last of which came earlier this week with victory over Manchester United.

Isco was linked with a move to England with suggestions he could even sign for Barcelona for free next season.

FC Barcelona are reportedly plotting a shock bid for one of Real Madrid's up-and-coming stars.

Bale maintains he's happy to stay with Los Blancos but, with the possible arrival of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, he could find himself further down the pecking order.

Of course, that means that Real Madrid would have to win the head-to-head tiebreaker, given that goal difference is not the first tiebreaker in La Liga.

Zidane will see his salary in the Spanish capital nearly double from €4.35m to around €8m-per-season, although some of his wages will be dependent on how well Real do at defending both their La Liga and Champions League crowns in 2017/18.

However, his situation at Real Madrid underwent a dramatic U-turn in the second part of the season following Gareth Bale's injury.

Despite the breakup of Barcelona's fabled MSN forward line, Zidane is still expecting a typically imposing challenge from Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Co.in what will be Ernesto Valverde's first taste of a competitive Clasico as Barca coach. We played very well as a team and we winning is our obligation.

Zinedine Zidane has expressed his delight after confirming reports that he is to sign a new three-year contract as Real Madrid coach.

There is little doubt about the quality of Real's nucleus of players that last season won the league and became the first team to successfully defend the European Cup since 1990, however, and they looked as unbeatable as ever in their 2-1 win over Manchester United to win the European Super Cup.

Barca have added more pace to their side with the return of winger Gerard Deulofeu after stints in England and Italy although the Spaniard can not be expected to be a replacement for Neymar.

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