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Raheem Sterling is in the crosshairs – and could be the subject of a huge bid this summer

Asked whether he would like to coach France global Mbappe at some point, Zidane said: "Like with all good players, I would love to". I'm not going to talk about players who are not mine.

The Champions League holders were humiliated 4-1 at home against Ajax to end their bid for a fourth straight European title, and they have fallen 12 points off the pace in LaLiga.

Zidane said: "Isco just wants to play football, nothing else".

"There are 11 games left, and I will have everyone. The important thing is to all be ready, and I will count on everyone, including Isco [who barely featured under Solari] and all the others".

He played 34 matches with the Portuguese champions, scoring three goals, including one in the group stage of the Champions League.

"We are here to think football", he added.

Gareth Bale's response to Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid return has been revealed by the player's agent with uncertainty surrounding his future.

Mbappe's team-mate Neymar is also thought to be of interest to Madrid, and while Zidane would not be drawn on transfer plans, he did reference the two PSG players' elite ability.

In 2015, when the England global was still on the books at former club Liverpool, Zidane, who was managing Real's B-team, said: 'We know who Raheem Sterling is, and of course we are monitoring him as a player. "They all have contracts here, then we will see what happens for next year". Madrid would still have young talents Brahim Diaz and Fede Valverde to look at in pre-season and decide whether they stay as part of the first team squad or go out on loan next season.

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