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Zinedine Zidane quit Real Madrid over disagreements over Eden Hazard and David de Gea - report

Zidane quit Real Madrid over Hazard and De Gea snub - report

04/06/2018 at 19:43Updated 04/06/2018 at 21:30

Zinedina Zidane left Real Madrid after disagreeing with Florentino Perez about transfer plans, according to reports.

Eden Hazard, the Chelsea playmaker, was one source of disagreement. Zidane wanted to sign the Belgian international while Perez was not interested.

There was further conflict over Manchester United's David de Gea, a player Perez wants. Zidane was reportedly content with Keylor Navas.

Spain's goalkeepers David de Gea attends a training session of Spain's football national team at the Spanish Football Federation's 'Ciudad del Futbol' in Las Rozas, near Madrid on May 29, 2018

Spain's goalkeepers David de Gea attends a training session of Spain's football national team at the Spanish Football Federation's 'Ciudad del Futbol' in Las Rozas, near Madrid on May 29, 2018Getty Images

According to the story, Zidane then told Perez: “I am done. You take care of the team.”

If true, Chelsea will be pleased to avoid a summer of speculation over the future of their most important player.

Manchester United will be keen to tie down their goalkeeper's future as soon as possible, especially before he goes to the World Cup with Real Madrid's Spanish players.

Zidane is now in the running for the Chelsea job, with Antonio Conte set to depart, though Laurent Blanc is the favoured candidate.

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