Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane expects the trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to continue their partnership at the club as transfer speculation surrounding AS Monaco teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe refuses to go away.
Zidane's team were beaten 4-1 by Manchester City in their International Champions Cup pre season friendly game and Zidane confirmed that the club are still active in the transfer market.
"Let's hope that all of the members of the BBC [Bale, Benzema and Cristiano] stay here," he told the media after his team's defeat.
"I want the BBC to stay put, it's the same for all of the players who are here. That said, up until 31 August anything can happen."
On the possibility of signing AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, Zidane said:
"I'm the coach here and you'd have to ask someone else about that.
"We're working on things and we'll see what happens.
"We've got the players who are here now and we'll just have to see what happens."
The former Real Madrid and Juventus player stated he is impressed by the performance of his new players in the loss to City although would have wished for a win in the Champions Cup match.
"I'm not happy about the defeat, obviously," he said.
"We didn't have a bad game but it's a bad result. We're still in the preparation stage, it's the second game.
"There's no need to keep talking about what has happened, we lost and that's that. They were a bit superior at important moments.
"Now it's time to rest, we have another game on Saturday and we want to have a better match.
"The good thing is that everyone has played. The players who have just joined us played half an hour and did well. Those who started have played for an hour and we've not picked up any injuries. The only one is Toni [Kroos] from the other day. I don't like to lose and we're a bit annoyed."Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.