Reports from Spain say could be brewing uproar at Real Madrid following claims that Zinedine Zidane and club president Florentino Perez are not in unison about the club’s midfielder target this summer.
According to the London Evening Standard, Zidane is keen on bringing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic to the Benabeau but club Chief Perez is believed to be insistent on Moussa Sissoko addition.
The reigning European champions reportedly value both players at £34m and are keen to add one or the other before they begin their La Liga campaign on Aug. 21.
Neither Zidane nor Perez is likely to want to back down on this one, and the outcome of this power tussle could provide insight into how the land lies at one of the world’s biggest clubs.
Sissoko was left out of Newcastle’s squad for the defeat against Fulham on Friday, leading to speculation that a move is imminent.
Meanwhile, Newcastle who have been relegated to the English second division insist that they will not accept any figure less than £36m for their player.
Recall that Zidane and Perez were reportedly involved in a disagreement over Norwegian youngster, Martin Odegaard last month. Real Have also been linked with a big money move for Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba.