Marcelo to leave after meeting, Chelsea told Zidane interested in Stamford Bridge switch
Long-term transfer target Marcelo seems to be heading for the exit signs at Real Madrid.
Marcelo held an hour-long meeting with Real Madrid’s sporting director Jose Angel Sanchez on Monday to discuss his future at the Bernabeu, according to Cadena COPE in Spain.[the_ad id=”164″]
The Brazilian full-back has made just 13 la liga appearances this season for the Spaniards and there has been a lot of transfer talk that we could challenge Juventus for his services at the end of the season, if he decides to leave.
We are in need of adding a few world class players to the side and with rumours Marco Alonso is a target for Barcelona, they may need a ready-made replacement and right now there is no one better in the left-back position that the skilful Brazilian.
Meanwhile, We have been told that Zinedine Zidane would be open to a move to the club in the summer.
Zidane has become a top transfer target for Chelsea over the past few weeks as speculation continues to grow that under-fire boss Maurizio Sarri is heading for the exit signs after a poor run of results.[the_ad id=”164″]
Chelsea will have a big battle on their hands to get back into a top four spot after losing 6-0 to Manchester City a few weeks ago, while they are now out of the FA Cup after Manchester United picked up a comfortable 2-0 victory on Monday night.
And Laurens has claimed Zidane would be interested in a move to Chelsea, but his lack of English may make any move impossible to complete.
“I think we need to see it from his point of view in the sense that would this be a project that interests him?” Laurens said on ESPN FC.
“I think the idea of coaching one of the big clubs in the Premier League of course is appealing to him.
“There’s a few issues there, the language, and we talked about it before when he was linked with Manchester United as well. Zinedine Zidane is a manager who works a lot on man-management. They’re not all like this but he is very much like this.
“And the language, he doesn’t speak a word of English, I think he would see it as a problem to get his message across to the players. But also the way he man-manages all his players, all his dressing room to make everybody feel important, for example like he did in Madrid. That would be an issue.
“The fact that he won’t like the lack of stability at Chelsea with managers coming in and coming out very regularly – two years for [Antonio] Conte, maybe even less for Sarri.
“That’s something he doesn’t like and enjoy, that kind of spirit. So there are a lot of things I am not sure he will be so keen on.
“However, Chelsea are a huge club and he will obviously be interested in a big club and the Premier League is a league that interests him very much.”